WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
The charity is totally self-funded and relies solely on money received from donations and fundraising.
CARING FOR THE CATS:
There are different ways you could get involved in this. You could come and spend time with the cats at the centre encouraging them to socialise, coaxing the timid ones and helping them all become used to being handled. Maybe you would like to care for the cats at the Homing Centre? Cleaning and feeding is done twice a day, before and after opening times, and volunteers put their names down on a monthly rota.
Fostering is an option if you have a lot of time to spare, caring for the newly rescued cats until they are ready to move into the centre for rehoming. This involves feeding and cleaning, administering medicine, grooming, socialising and all the other things the cats might need.
HELPING WITH TRANSPORT:
If you can drive and own your own car then maybe you would you like to volunteer to transport the cats between the vets, the foster homes, and the Homing Centre. Sometimes transport is needed urgently and a cat's life can depend upon it!
WORKING IN OUR CHARITY SHOP:
Our charity shop at 7 Dyer Lane in Beverley is open Monday to Saturday and always welcomes new volunteers. Volunteers look after the till, help customers, sort through donations, price up stock, merchandise and more. We can also offer volunteers who wish to come for 16 hours or more, the opportunity to carry out an NVQ level 2 in Retail.
Could you sell any of our goods for us?
We have Christmas cards, calendars, diaries, cards etc. and hold raffles at Christmas.
Would you hold a coffee morning or other fund-raising event?
COLLECTING CAT FOOD:
Approach a supermarket near your home or join us when we have a day collecting food and donations at supermarkets. Perhaps you know of some other source of cat food? Please let us know.
CRAFTS AND PRESERVES:
In the comfort of your own home, could you knit, sew or make goods that we can sell to raise funds?
Could you grow/donate ingredients/bake/sew or collect materials for others to use?
If you are able to make preserves for us, please ensure that lids are vacuum-sealed. Or please take your spare clean 1lb jam jars with lids to the Homing Centre.
COLLECTING TOMBOLA AND RAFFLE PRIZES:
Do your friends tell you they have received unwanted gifts at Christmas and birthdays? Even small ones make great tombola prizes!
Perhaps you know somebody who could offer us a major raffle prize such as a meal for two in a restaurant, tickets to a venue, a hamper or some other prize?
To volunteer with us, please fill out a Volunteer form from the website or pop into the shop or Homing Centre.