As a family run rescue manpower is short so if you feel you have an hour or two to spare from time to time have you considered volunteering?
There are many opportunities open to you. Read on for more details.
Vounteering is a great way to give something to the community. In the case of Sunny Harbour Cat Rescue our volunteer opportunities give you the chance to help those animals less fortunate, abused and abandoned through no fault of their own a second chance at life, by becoming part of our small team.
It will also help you to expand your skills and being able to add volunteering roles to your CV is always a bonus!
You will also find volunteering very rewarding and you will get back so much love and gratitude from the cats and kittens in our care.
What kind of people are we are looking for?
We are looking for people with an interest in animal welfare, eager to help less fortunate animals than their own pets and willing to give up some of their time to be a companion and carer. Diligence and common sense and an ability to follow processes in place at the rescue for the wellbeing of both you and the cats in our care is essential.
What kind of volunteering opportunities are there?
Cat Socialisers are people who pop in and spend an hour or 2 as and when they can spare, to spend time in play and cuddles with our current residents. This is a key role and helps to keep the cats spirits up and is also critical in the care of nervous or timid cats who need that little bit of reassurance.
With only Paul and myself and a very busy rescue finding the time to split ourselves over all the residents at once is very difficult and having Cat Socialisers who pop in from time to time would greatly benefit the cats in our care.
We are currently looking for people to help develop and run existing fundraising activities for the rescue. This can include monetary fundraisers through car boot sales, spot the ball and events or alternatively organising bedding or food collections in the workplace, local communities, shops, etc.
Good communication skills and an ability to work with the team is essential for this role.
Difficult to think of an appropritate term for this role so we will go with General Volunteer for now! This role is for those who don't mind getting stuck in with the daily cleaning and grooming of the cats and kittens in our care.
This voluntary role is for between the hours of 1000hrs - 1200hrs and will involve; cleaning out cat pens; general tidying of cat ward; lifting; carrying; general cleaning duties; grooming and health checks of the cats.
This particular role is perfect for those who would like to learn more about cats and their health and behaviour and there is great scope to learn.
You must be diligent, observent and able to follow all instructions given and abide by the hygiene and safety rules in place for both the cats and your wellbeing.
How do I enquire about volunteering?
You can get in touch with us by any of the means listed on our contact us page here.