You would make a great Cat Care Assistant

Cat Care Assistants focus on the overall needs and welfare of cats in Cats Protection’s adoption centres – as well as providing a friendly face for potential adopters!

They spend most of their time feeding, grooming and looking after cats, along with helping them to find a home.

  • Caring for the cats. This can include everything from feeding, grooming and cleaning out the cat’s pen, to socialising and administering medication
  • Keeping records of each cat, including information for when they were admitted to the centre and when they were homed, as well as their previous history
  • Helping potential adopters in choosing the right cat for their circumstances as well as providing accurate advice and information
  • Check that potential homes are suitable by carrying out home visits and follow up visits, if needed
  • Assisting with fundraising, raising awareness within the community and Cats Protection campaigns

Although this role is focused on the cats, you’ll need to have experience of working within a team (of people!) English and Maths GCSEs or equivalent and a valid driving licence are a must. Experience of working in an animal welfare environment is preferable.

Looking after cats, learning more about them and helping make sure they go to a good home.

What's the best thing about being a Cat Care Assistant?

I get to talk about my favourite subject all day – cats! I get involved in the care and rehabilitation of many cats from all kinds of backgrounds every day. Seeing them grow in confidence and finally go back to a loving forever home is one of the greatest joys this job can give.

Want to volunteer for Cats Protection?

Volunteering could be a great way to gain valuable experience in animal welfare. It could also give you the opportunity to try a range of different activities to see what you’d like to focus on in the future.


We’re lucky enough to have over 10,000 volunteers working across Cats Protection, focusing their efforts on every aspect of the organisation. From rehoming cats and looking after them in our centres and branches, to fundraising in our charity shops and running events across the country – they are integral to the work we do.

For many roles, you must be over the age of 18 to volunteer with Cats Protection. If you’re keen to learn more, head to our volunteering section or find your local branch to see how you can help them.