"Green Fingers" Volunteer

Whilst we do everything we can to find new and loving homes for the cats in our care, it is a reality that our feline friends will have to spend some time in a rescue environment.

Our ‘green fingers’ volunteers use their passion for the outdoors to help make our Cats Protection sites welcoming and enjoyable places for cats, people and wildlife.

Cats are more likely to be rehomed if they are content in their environment, and members of the public are more likely to visit their local Cats Protection site if it is an enjoyable place to be.

What can you expect to be doing?

Cutting grass and hedges

Weeding, planting and preparing pots

Using tools, gardening equipment and machinery

Managing our green spaces all year round

What are the benefits to you and the cats?

You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens in care by enriching their surrounding environment.

You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

Support, guidance and keeping you safe

At Cats Protection we believe our volunteers should be happy and confident in their roles.

We provide support and guidance from our National Cat Centre and through our regional and local volunteer groups and teams.

We offer engaging online and face-to-face training, expenses and have policies and processes to help volunteers get the most out of their time with us.

The wellbeing of our people is important and at Cats Protection we are committed to safeguarding children, adults at risk and all those that we come into contact with as part of our activities.

Thank you for joining us and sharing in this commitment and for everything you will do during your time with Cats Protection.


We’re looking for someone with

A passion for the outdoors A creative flair

An understanding of health and safety

Confidence in using gardening equipment Knowledge and confidence in gardening (would be an advantage)


  • Diversity and equal opportunities policy
  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • Child Protection
  • Complaints Policy
  • Confidentially Policy
  • DBS check required
  • Ex Offenders
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Suitable for Supported Volunteering
  • Suitable for Under 16's
  • Suitable for Under 18's
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Time expectation Our ‘green fingers’ volunteers usually spend 2 to 8 hours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed. The hours required might vary between sites, and during different seasons.


Isle of Wight Adoption Centre
122 Marlborough Road
Isle of Wight
PO33 1AW

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