A little bit of your time could change their lives forever!
Note that all these positions are unpaid volunteering positions.
This is a key position within the organisation as you will be helping Community Cats Network to develop and help even more cats.
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.
We are looking for a volunteer who is good with words and enjoys following our work on social media.
Your role will consist of putting together our monthly enews. You will liaise with other volunteers to collect the information regarding fundraising activities and get story about their work. You will also need to prepare images for online publication.
Requirements: You must have a pc and internet access as all correspondence will be done via email. You need to follow our work via Facebook (or Twitter) and be relatively computer savvy. You must have a good command of the English language. A previous knowledge of MailChimp and MS Drawings or Canva would be an advantage.
Commitment: flexible. About an hour per week and half a day when the newsletter is due (end of the month.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email email@example.com stating why you would like to help and highlighting any relevant experience you may have.
Fundraising Project Coordinator: Christmas Cards and Calendars
This exciting position would be ideal for an ambitious volunteer who would like to see the completion of a fundraising project from start to finish. You will receive support throughout the run of the project and will learn new skills, while helping cats.
Your role will consist in looking after the creation and distribution of our Christmas cards and calendars. You will be liaising with TNR volunteers, sponsors, graphic designers and printers in the creative phase of the project. You will then coordinate the distribution of the products and record all sales.
Requirements: You must be highly organised, proficient in written English and have good computer skills. You need to have access to a PC and the internet. Knowledge of spreadsheets and Google Drive is an advantage. You will receive support from and report to the head of fundraising.
Commitment: Commitment will vary depending on the time of the year. The project runs from June to end of February and you will be expected to volunteer 2 hours a week (probably increasing to three in November and December). You will be volunteering from home and the position is flexible.
If you think this is something you could help with, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. State why you would like to help, highlight your relevant credentials and provide a cv with references.
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 the Mitchelstown area 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.
Don’t forget to sign up for our volunteer enews!