Everyone at the Minehead Branch is an unpaid volunteer. We all work from our own homes, and meet up at regular meetings for fosterers (and others).
Minehead Branch are looking for one or two new fosterers to join the team, to help us to rescue and rehome even more cats.
If you are interested in becoming a fosterer READ ON:-
Our fosterers have purrpose built pens in their gardens (provided and paid for by the Branch), so it's important that you have a private and secure back garden. The cats/ kittens are collected and taken to the vets for neutering, vaccinations etc so it is preferable if you have your own transport, but not essential as other volunteers often do the transport. You would be talking to prospective new owners, filling in the homing forms, and liaising with the Treasurer, the Homing Officer, so it's important that you are organised, good at keeping to deadlines, and a team worker. Of course, the most important qualification is that you love cats, and are able to care for those that need help, and then willingly let them go to their new homes.
Fostering is a regular day in day out role as you become their source of food, comfort, safety and company. If you need time off, alternatives will be arranged, being a fosterer doesn't mean no weekends away or you may want a gap between cats. We are flexible.
What our volunteers do.
Admin, vehicle management, homing cats, collecting donated goods, taking cats to the vets, organising fundraising events, fostering, home visiting, distributing posters, delivering cat food and litter to fosterers, distributing leaflets, managing the website, taking photographs, sending out press releases, liaising with the National Cat Centre, talking to prospective new volunteers, wrapping Lucky Dip prizes, hand rearing kittens, running the Facebook page, collating homing packs, giving talks, keeping the books, managing the waiting list, maintaining and repairing equipment, sending information out in response to queries from the public, driving to events ...
Fancy it? Got an idea for fundraising or publicising our work? Let us know.
Volunteers are always very welcome!
As you can see - if you want to join us, there are lots of jobs to do! This really is just a selection of what goes on at Minehead & District Cats Protection. If you would like to help then please telephone the branch on 01643 653053 for further details or contact us using the form here.