Volunteer Positions

A little bit of your time could change their lives forever!

Note that all these positions are unpaid volunteering positions.

Cat Trapper

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 communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com, 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.

E-news Editor

cat on laptopThis position would be ideal for a volunteer willing to support us in helping cats from the comfort of their home. The e-news is a way to raise awareness about TNR and feral cat care, while providing our supporters with the latest news on the work we do and informing them about our upcoming fundraisers.

Your role will consist in writing our monthly e-news on MailChimp. You will need to follow our work very closely and communicate with TNR coordinators and fundraisers to make sure you have the correct information.

Requirements: You must be highly proficient in written English and have good computer skills. Previous knowledge of MailChimp or other e-news editor would be an advantage (support will be provided). You need to have access to a PC and the internet. You will be required to follow our work on our Facebook page.

Commitment: Follow our work on Facebook on a regular basis. The production of the monthly e-news should require a commitment of two half-days every month.

If you think this is something you could help with, please email communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com. State why you would like to help, highlight your relevant credentials and provide a sample of your work by writing a short article using one of our stories on Facebook.

Newsletter Editor

cat-typing-at-a-typewriter

From thegreatcat.org

This position would be ideal for a volunteer who would like to support us in helping cats from the comfort of their home. The newsletter is mailed to supporters who have taken membership for the year. It is a way to raise awareness about TNR and to provide supporters with stories about the work we do, while informing them about our latest news and upcoming fundraisers.

Your role will consist in writing our quarterly newsletter. You will need to follow our work very closely and communicate with TNR coordinators to make sure you have the correct information.

Requirements: You must be highly proficient in written English and have relatively good computer skills. Previous knowledge of Publisher (MS Office) or Google Drawings would be an advantage (support will be provided). You need to have access to a PC and to the internet. You will need to follow our work on our Facebook page.

Commitment: Follow our work on Facebook on a regular basis. The production of the quarterly newsletter requires a few sessions of 2-3 hours over a period of two weeks every three months.

If you think this is something you could help with, please email communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com. State why you would like to help, highlight your relevant credentials and provide a sample of your work by writing a short article using one of our stories on Facebook.

Drivers

source: calautomuseum.org

source: calautomuseum.org

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 ccnnorthcork@gmail.com or contact 089 4686055, stating why you would like to help, your location, the distance you are willing to travel and your availability.

Spokepersons

Equipment Maintenance

gWe are looking for one or two volunteers in East Cork (Midleton area) to help cleaning our equipment and feral shed.

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 every week.

If you think this is something you could help with, please email communitycatsnetwork@gmail.com, stating why you would like to help and your availability.

Fundraising Event Organiser

Helping Hands

helping-hands-compressCan’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.

 

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One response to “Volunteer Positions

  1. Hello, I wud b interested in helping make knitted goods, can u pls send me on d patterns you use. Great work, well done. Regards shirley

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