The Crawley, Reigate and District branch of Cats Protection are always seeking enthusiastic volunteers of all ages to help us rescue, care, fundraise and rehome cats in the local area.

We have over 30 active volunteers who spend from one hour upwards a week on a wide range of activities to help the charity. All volunteers will receive the relevant training and advice to get you started.

If you live in the Reigate, Redhill, Horley, Crawley, East Grinstead and the surrounding areas and would like to volunteer some time, call us on 0345 371 2734 or email enquiries@catsprotection.co.uk

Shop Volunteer

We have additional requirements for volunteers to help us run our shop in Crawley. There are lots of different roles available, so take a look at our recruitment page to see what is right for you.

“Recruiting an extra volunteer to one of our charity shop teams could bring in an additional £2,500 income a year to Cats Protection. Given that we have over 50 shops, if you joined one of our shop teams you could help raise an additional £125,000 a year for Cats Protection” Vicky Burnett, Retail Manager

Foster Volunteer

The Crawley, Reigate and District branch of Cats Protection does not have a central cat home and so relies on Foster Volunteers to provide care and shelter for the cats in care.

Being a Foster Volunteer is one of the most rewarding jobs that you can do for Cats Protection. There are two types of fostering, one where the cat lives with you as part of the family, or where Cats Protection erect a shelter in your garden where the cat can stay. Cats Protection will cover all costs for the cat, from its litter, food and vet bills.

At a time convenient with you, adopters will visit your home to view the cats in care. If all goes well, they may adopt a cat, making room for the next cat to be fostered.

Foster volunteering allows you the pleasure of caring for a cat without the long-term commitment or financial obligation.

Home Visit Volunteer

Home Visit Volunteers are an essential part of our adoption process. If prospective adopters choose to adopt one of our cats in care, they will be required to have a home visit.

As a Home Visit Volunteer, you will visit the home of adopters and check that it is safe and secure for the prospective cat. The visit also allows the opportunity to find out what sort of cat the adopter is looking for, and establish what is the most suitable cat that will suit their lifestyle and environment. The branch also arranges follow-up visits to ensure adopters and adoptees are all happy with the arrangements.

Transport Volunteer

Got a car and some spare time? There are always cats in need of a visit to the vets, to be taken to their new home, or to be picked up and brought into our care. We also need volunteers willing to collect donations of food or drop of supplies to Foster Volunteers. Just one hour of your time each week can help us so much.


Cats Protection relies on donations to fund the costs of vet bills and fostering.  Each year we attend over 100 events around the Crawley, Reigate and District area and need enthusiastic Fundraisers to help organise and participate at these activities.  We are also looking for volunteers who have new and innovative ideas on how we can raise more donations for the branch.