What does a Quarantine Cat Care Volunteer do?

Our Quarantine Cat Care Volunteer help us to look after cats when they are isolated at the centre in quarentine.make sure that the cat accommodation is clean, tidy and suitable for the cats that are living in them. This makes the pen a leasant place for the cats and helps clear any infection. Whilst they are in a pen  they will also spend time socialising with the cat making the time spent getting better a happier time for the cat (and the volunteer!)

What’s involved?

  • Cleaning the messy areas in an occupied pen or cat pod
  • Following quarantine protocols about cleaning and handling cats 
  • Spending time with adult cats who may be timid or frustrated
  • Spending time with kittens to ensure they are socialised to all types of people
  • Enriching the lives of cats whilst they are confined to cat pens

What skills are needed to do this role?

  • Willingness to get stuck in with cleaning
  • Able to follow procedures
  • Some physical fitness and mobility is required as the role usually involves bending, stretching, kneeling and moving equipment
  • Be calm and confident around cats

Why should you become a Quarantine Cat Care Volunteer?

Our Accommodation Volunteers make our sure the cats are happy and comfortable in a hygienic environment. They enrich their lives too by keeping them company whilst they are here. They help us manage infection meaning the cats can become able to be adopted into new loving homes. You will also learn about cat behaviour, expanding your knowledge of cats, their personalities and needs. You will also meet new people and be part of a dedicated and friendly team of volunteers.

When are Quarantine Cat Care Volunteers needed?

Whenever we need them! If we have an infectious disease we will benefit from you spending your time with cats.  As a Quarantine Cat Care Volunteer you will be trained to clean and socialise cats so may also volunteer for other cat care roles for cats minus the bugs!

Additional information

Sometimes infections are zoonotic which means that they can pass to people.  The most common zoonotic infection we face is ringworm.  With any infection we will tell you want the risks are to you and any animals you own.  We will also provide full PPE to protect you and other animals. 

Yorkshire Cat Rescue welcomes and values its volunteers. They help us make a difference to the lives of cats when they need it most. To ensure our volunteers feel happy and supported we provide support through an induction and training. There are always friendly and approachable staff members on site that will assist volunteers in everything they do. 

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