We are exclusively looking for volunteers to form an adoption team.
Our cat adoption volunteers have a vital role within our branch; they insure that each cat/kitten is rehomed with the best possible match for them which involves various factors, household, environment, location, special needs of the cat etc making the process as easy and stress free for both people and our feline friends alike, advising new adopters of information such as introducing the adopted cat to its new home.
What can you expect to be doing? Initially responding to emails from people that have applied from our adverts for our cats/kittens followed up by telephone enquiries. Our official adoption email address on a daily basis, along replying to the emails we will expect you to keep the address up to date, and organised once dealt with. So a good knowledge of email use, and customer service is essential. You will also need I.T knowledge, as we use a database storage app to store all the information of our cats and kittens.
Our branch operates within the NR30 -35 postcode areas, so local knowledge is important. You will need to liaise with several of our branch volunteers within the branch; Admissions, Welfare, Fosterers and Publicity. Hours per week can be anything from 5 – 10 hours, during kitten season this can be considerably more.
Good organisational skills
Willingness to be part of a team
Strong interpersonal skills
The ability to deal with sensitive situations
Good IT skills
Listening and communication skills
You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by being the link between members of the public and Cats Protection. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.
Cats Protection rehomes and reunites 55,500 cats and kittens every year, through its network of over 250 voluntary-run branches and 29 adoption centres, of which the Anglia Coastal branch is one.
Our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs.