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Needed throughout Moray, from Tomintoul to Brodie to Buckie to this side of Keith and all areas between

Cat Matchers (needed in Forres, Aberlour and Tomintoul areas)

This vital role involves: Visiting potential adopters in their homes, meeting the family, providing basic information on cat care, introducing a cat into the home, long term care and costs of cat ownership.  Providing information about the adoption fee that includes neutering, vaccinations, microshipping, flea and worming treatments, vet check and a months Pet Plan Insurance cover.  Ensuring the cat and adopters have the best opportunity for a good match and forever family home.


Education Speaker

By taking this role on, you will act as an ambassador for Cats Protection and play a key role in raising awareness of how the charity makes a big difference to the lives of thousands of cats and kittens in need each year.  What the role involves:
  • Giving talks to schools and community groups
  • Holding information sessions for local groups
  • Working closely with your Coordinator and team 
  • Completing activity evaluations and feedback forms
  • Being a positive representative for Cats Protection in your community

Donation Tub Coordinator Volunteerto communicate with the collectors, arrange to meet to receive donations, provide cover for collecting tubs when collectors unavailable.  Liaising with the venues where Donation tubs are based and updating contact details as necessary.  Identify new venues for donation tubs, arranging delivery of tubs.

Donation Tub Collection Volunteers
We have donation tubs in many venues throughout Moray, if you have a little spare time a couple of times a week we would appreciate your help in checking and emptying these collection tubs, usually donations of food but sometimes it can be toys or cat litter, very occasionally we get bedding or prizes for fundraising events placed in the bins too.  You might need to keep the collections until you are heading to Elgin where you can meet the keyholder and handover the donations, so storage space will be needed and access to transport.  Training provided.

Fosterers
 directly help cats and kittens in need; providing them with hands on care and working with others to rehome them, ultimately, providing them with a second chance of a happy and healthy life. 

What the role involves:
  • This key role ensures the needs of each cat being cared for are met appropriately, upholding minimum veterinary and cat care standards in accordance with Cats Protection’s policies and procedures. 
  • Providing temporary care and accommodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats in purpose built cat pen in your garden/outside space or in an adapted space room in your home
  • Cleaning of the cats environment and equipment, feeding and grooming
  • Spending time enriching the cats experience in care, including, play, exercise, stroking and allowing quiet and relaxation periods
  • Administering of medication such as flea and worm treatments
  • Working and communicating effectively with others including volunteers, vets, potential new owners and Moray Cats Protection volunteers 

Fosterer Assistant Volunteers, providing care for cats and kittens in care whilst Fosterers are unavailable, providing support as the fosterer would, feeding, cleaning, socialisation, vet appointments.  Training and a full induction provided.  Travel to the pens required, which are all at fosterers homes, drivers licence and access to a vehicle would be beneficial.  This is an essential role as it will enable the Moray branch to keep pens open rather than having to close them at times, resulting in Moray Cats Protection being able to support more cats and kittens throughout the year.

Fundraising Volunteers,
we aim to grow our small team of committed fundraiser to develop a team  in Moray to assist with organising and running fundraising events throughout Moray.  Providing support at stands at various supermarkets, craft events, coffee mornings as well as events Moray Cats Protection develop from scratch.  You will have the opportunity to develop fundraising ideas, you will also get lots of questions about cat welfare and the work of cats protection:  Training wil lbe provided re cat care and cats protection so you can answer the many questions.  Events held throughout Moray, transport or access to travel required.

Lost & Found Support Volunteer, to join the existing small team to cover times when volunteers are unavailable.  Responding to enquiries from the general public about lost and found cats in Morayshire, maintaining computer records, updating as necessary.  Checking and matching cats reported lost with those reported found.  Liaising with Scanner volunteers to arrange visits to found cats to check for microchip, hopefully leading to a speedy reuniting of cat and owner.

Scanning Volunteers (needed in Forres, Buckie, Lossiemouth, Rothes)

Cat scanning will involve going out to scan a cat if it has been reported to us as stray.  One of the problems we have as a branch is that when people report stray cats to us, we don’t have a space to take them in.  We have to ask people to keep feeding cats until we have a space, but it is better if they are chipped that we get them back to their owner before we get them into care.

Trap Neuter Return Volunteer, (Forres, Moray Coast, Speyide areas)  Ferals are often the offspring of stray or abandoned cats and can be found living in urban and rural areas.  TNR involves Trapping the cat using humane trapping methods; Neutering so taking the cat(s) to the vet to be neutered; Returning the cat to their home or finding a suitable alternative.  You will need somewhere quiet, away from pets, to keep the cat(s) overnight prior to and/or following neutering.  This role also involves meeting members of the public who have reported feral colonies; it can take place at unsocial hours.  Trapping requires patience, an ability to work quietly and access to a car for transporting the cats.
 

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