Volunteers are always needed. We are currently looking for Event Helpers, Fosterers, Administrative/Support Volunteers.

Volunteers Urgently Needed

Volunteers are absolutely vital to the ongoing success of our branch.

Support our charity shop - 184 Bramford Road, Ipswich IP1 4DR. Now open 7 days a week Mon to Sat 9 to 5, and Sundays 10 to 4, telephone 01473 742226
It sells everything from books, bric-a-brac and clothes to jewellery and shoes. Volunteers are always needed to assist with serving customers, sorting donations, ironing and so much more. 

Cat Fosterers: Vital to the operation of our branch, fosterers care for the cats we take in until a permanent home is found for them. We can install high spec cat pens in your garden (they don't take up that much space - ask to see one if you're unsure). Or you can foster in a dedicated room in your home. Foster cats must be kept indoors and separate from other pets in the home, both for their own safety and that of your pets. The branch pays for food, litter, all equipment and veterinary fees for your foster cats. Fostering will cost you nothing but your time. Advice and support from the rest of the team is always available. For more information contact Teresa on 0345 371 2069 or email
Our lists are frequently closed to incoming cats as we do not have sufficient fosterers to take these needy animals inAnd every year the demand grows.
Feral cat trapping: Some areas have colonies of feral cats that Cats Protection may be able to help with. For feral colony trapping contact Teresa on 0345 371 2069. We are prepared to trap, blood test, neuter then return them to site. Cats Protection will however remove very young kittens, which can be socialised and re-homed where possible. If you own a stable / barns / free holding and would like a rodent controller,  a feral cat could be for you. Please contact Jean at rehoming@ipswich.cats.org.uk

Social media volunteer

Social media and cats go hand in hand, and our social media volunteers use their passion and knowledge of social media to promote the activities of local volunteer groups and teams though various channels. This is a volunteer role that can be done from home, on the train or even from the sofa! Our social media volunteers directly help our feline friends by helping raise awareness of Cats Protection.  A higher profile can help us raise the funds we need for our work, ensure people know they can adopt a cat from us, help promote neutering and help as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare. 

Closing date: 10 Jun 2018
Cat Admissions Volunteer

At Cats Protection we will continue to find new and loving homes for cats and kittens until our work around information, education and neutering reduces the long-term need for homing. Life in a rescue environment is not ideal for any cat compared with a warm, loving home. Our cat admissions volunteers help our volunteer groups and teams admit cats into our care in the most effective way possible, making the process as easy and stress free for both people and our feline friends alike. 

Closing date: 10 Jun 2018