Trustee Roles

Join our Board of Trustees

We are looking for a volunteer to join us as a trustee and sit on the board with 4-5 other trustees. We would welcome applications from anyone with a passion for their local community and animal welfare. As a local charity we would ideally be looking for candidates who are local to the Sheffield area, although applications from further afield will be considered, for the right candidate.

What’s in it for the volunteer?

It’s a great way to meet like-minded people who share your enthusiasm for animal welfare. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills and develop existing ones, whilst making a real difference to the lives of animals and their humans. 

A few more details

For more information on becoming a Charity Trustee, and to ensure it’s the right decision for you, we recommend visiting:

Available Roles

What will you be doing?

Trustees are volunteers who use their skills to direct how a charity is managed and run, to enable it to meet its charitable purpose. Our trustees lend their professional skills to our charity to help us work towards our goal of relieving and preventing the suffering and distress amongst cats in need of care and attention and to promote the welfare of cats. The core trustee role is outlined below. 

Core Trustee Role:

  • To be familiar with and support the aims and policies of the shelter.
  • To work in conjunction with your fellow trustees and the charity to jointly act in making decisions for the best interest of the charity. 
  • To actively participate in regular board meetings every 6 weeks and to attend the annual general meeting. 
  • To act at all times as a good ambassador for the charity.

Time commitment

  • For the role of trustee, the time commitment is 2 hours every 6 weeks to attend board meetings at the Sheffield Cats Shelter. Our board meetings usually take place on a Tuesday evening 6pm-8pm, but this is flexible and open to rearrangement to suit the trustees. 
  • Outside of the commitments listed above, it is entirely up to you how much time you volunteer.