Shop Roles

What are we looking for?

Would you like to have fun, make friends and help cats at the same time? We are looking for reliable, hard-working people and able to work on your own and as part of a team.

If so, why not apply to become a shop volunteer? Simply apply by filling in an application form below, or pop into one of our shops for a chat if you’d like more information.

Volunteer Retail Assistant – Shop

Mon-Sat 9:00am to 4:30pm

Sun 10:00am to 4:00pm

Both half days and full days available

Volunteer sales assistants are often the first person our customers meet and are vital in helping with the smooth running of the shop.

Tasks may include:

  • Greeting customers
  • Assisting customers with queries
  • Cash and Card payment transactions
  • Keeping the shop tidy
  • General cleaning/washing up
  • Sorting donations
  • Steaming clothing
  • Loading/unloading the washing machine/dryer
  • Pricing new stock
  • Re-stocking the shop floor
Volunteer Driver and Driver's Mate

4 hours per week on a day to be decided


As a driver or driver’s mate you’ll be providing a vital service which ensures that our shops and our shelter run smoothly.


Working four hours a week on a day to be agreed (which could be a Saturday), you’ll transport donations from our shelter to our shops in Hillsborough and Ecclesall Road, and transport cat food and other items from our shops to our shelter.


Some lifting and carrying will be involved, and our volunteer driver will need to be aged 25 or over and have a clean driving license.

The Sheffield Cats Shelter Volunteer Fundraiser


The Sheffield Cats Shelter’s Fundraisers are invaluable for supporting the work done by The Shelter.

Their role includes going to various events and locations with collection tins, and possibly selling some of our wonderful branded goods.

As a thank you for their hard work, volunteer fundraisers are often asked to visit The Shelter and spend some time with the cats in our care after an event or shift.