Becoming A Volunteer

The Sheffield Cats Shelter re-homes around 400 cats and kittens each year and caring for these cats takes a lot of time and hard work- this is where you can help. We wouldn’t be able to do this work without the help of our amazing volunteers, so thank you for your interest in joining our team!

How You Can Get Involved

To volunteer with The Sheffield Cats Shelter, you must be over 15 years of age. If you are under 18 years of age we will require permission to volunteer with us from a parent/guardian.  If you are interested in a college / school work placement with us, please e-mail

Who are we looking for?

You must love cats! You must be reliable, hard-working and able to work on your own and as part of a team to a given standard.

Please bear in mind that we are a small shelter and may not have suitable space straight away – if this is the case you will be asked to be added to a waiting list, to be contacted when an appropriate space comes up. We are also looking for trustees and for volunteers for our charity shops.

What might you gain?

Apart from time with our lovely feline residents, you will meet people of all ages and backgrounds and it’s a great place to make new friends, gain confidence and improve social and communication skills. 
Training is provided for all roles and once you have volunteered regularly with us for over three months, we can be listed as a reference on request.
We also can reimburse the cost of your bus fares getting to the shelter.


Take a look here at our morning routine. If this is your cup of tea then please get in touch!

Link not working? You can access downloadable application forms here.