Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. Their vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.
They have 3 clear objectives:
Homing – Finding good homes for cats in need
Neutering – Supporting and encouraging the neutering of cats
Information – Improving people’s understanding of cats and their care
If you’re passionate about the welfare of cats, then this could be the charity for you!
They are recruiting Education Speakers to develop an understanding of feline welfare, raise awareness of the charity’s work, and be a voice for cats in the local community. You would be delivering fun and educational workshops and talks to nurseries, primary schools and community groups such as Brownies, Scouts and the WI.
If you’re not so confident with the public speaking side of things but still want to help, why not consider volunteering as an Education Researcher? You would be helping the charity to find audiences for the talks delivered by the speakers. This would involve contacting local schools, colleges, scouts, Brownies and community groups to promote and arrange talks for their members.
The speaker role is ad-hoc. When workshop opportunities come up, you'll be offered the chance to deliver them. If you're available, great, but if not, there's always next time!
The researcher role is home based, so the time you spend on the role is down to you! An hour or two a week is suggested, so that you get the most out of the opportunity.
Ideally, Cats Protection are looking for someone to commit to volunteering for around a year.
The speaker role will be based all over the Nottingham area. You will be told the location of the talks as and when they come up, so you can choose the ones which are convenient for you.
The researcher role is home based.
- Click on the 'Register Your Interest' button below.
- Ella from the Students' Union Volunteer Centre will provide you with contact details for Ann from Cats Protection.
- She will send you a short application form.
- You'll be invited in for an informal chat to find out a bit more about you and where you would fit in best with the charity.
It may be advantageous to have a car for the speaker role, as some of the talk locations may not be easy to access via public transport. This however is not essential so don't let it put you off applying!
What's in it for me?
- Both roles are fantastic for anyone wanting to improve their communication skills, and the speaker role is particularly good for gaining experience in giving presentations to people of all ages.
- Full training will be provided! You can observe and help at as many sessions as you like before you run one by yourself.
- Travel expenses (petrol costs and public transport) will be reimbursed by the charity.
- You will receive one to one support from staff members at Cats Protection.