A little bit of your time could change their lives forever!
Note that all these positions are unpaid volunteering positions.
If you have a strong will to help cats and enjoy watching them in their natural environment, this position could be for you. It would suit someone who is extremely patient and perseverant as trapping sessions may last a few hours.
Your role will consist in going on site to trap cats that need to be neutered and transport them as directed. You will be working closely with the TNR coordinator of your area, who will assist you and instruct about the jobs that need doing. Full training will be given.
Requirements: You must be reliable, patient and perseverant. You need to be able to work independently according to instructions given. You must own your own car and have sufficient space to fit a few cages (note that this can at time be messy and you will be provided with a plastic sheet to protect your car). You must be fit enough to lift heavy traps. Flexible availability and will to volunteer at various hours of the day and evening is an advantage.
Commitment: This is a flexible position; however, you need to have sufficient free time and commit to at least 2 to 4 hour sessions. You need to be reliable and available at the hours you have agreed to. You need to commit to attend training sessions and to respect the organisation’s guidelines and policies.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, stating why you would like to help, why you are suitable for this position, your location, the distance you are willing to travel and your availability. We will then make contact for an informal interview and organise to bring you on a trapping job to assess whether you are suited to the position before starting the induction.
Your role will consist in replying to enquiries received on Facebook, record them in our database and liaise with TNR coordinators to offer the appropriate support; in sharing lost & found cat ads and in monitoring the page.
Requirements: You need to have access to a PC and to the internet. You must be proficient in written English. You need to be familiar with our work and have a good understanding of it. You need to have good interpersonal skills and be able to represent the organisation online in a professional manner. You must be able to follow the guidelines provided to you.
Commitment: Up to one hour every day.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email email@example.com. State why you would like to help, highlight your relevant credentials.
We are looking for drivers in Fermoy and Mitchelstown in order to assist with transportation of cats.
Your role will consist in assisting cat trappers to ferry cats to/from the vet or return them to their location.
Requirements: You must own your own car and have sufficient space to fit a few cages in (note that this can at time be messy and you will be provided with a plastic sheet to protect your car). An interest in cat trapping will be an advantage.
Commitment: variable, but you need to be dependable when you have agreed to a transport duty.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 089 4686055, stating why you would like to help, your location, the distance you are willing to travel and your availability.
Your role will consist of cleaning and disinfecting cages, traps and the recovery area for feral cats at the weekend and getting them ready for the following week of trapping. Some light maintenance of the equipment may also be necessary.
Requirements: Although not a difficult task in itself, it needs to be completed to the highest standard to prevent spread of potential disease amongst feral cats.
Commitment: two to three hours on Saturdays or Sundays. You need to be reliable and available most week.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email email@example.com, stating why you would like to help and your availability.
Can’t commit to any of these, but you still want to help cats? Why not give a helping hand from time to time? There are many ways you could help: from baking to helping at a fundraiser to selling a few raffle tickets.
Have a look at our “helping hands” section for more information.