Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)

Volunteers from ASOS helped out at our Mitcham Homing Centre

Volunteers from ASOS helped out at our Mitcham Homing Centre

What is Employer Supported Volunteering?

Employee Supported Volunteering (ESV) provides employees with the opportunity to volunteer in the community, facilitated by their employer. This involves employees donating their time and expertise, either during work hours or on their own time.

Where are the opportunities based?

We have centres and shops all over the UK. If you complete the application form below then we will see if we have an opportunity available at your nearest centre or shop.

What ESV opportunities does Cats Protection provide?

We may have a range of activities that you can get involved in at one of our centres or shops.

These can range from:

  • cat care duties such as cleaning pens, washing litter trays and tidying cat food
  • website updates which could include taking photos of the cats and uploading them to our Find-a-cat page
  • helping tidy and sort stock and donations in our charity shops

How can you get involved with ESV at Cats Protection?

If you’re interested in volunteering with us through your workplace, please complete the application form below and email it to partnerships@cats.org.uk

Is there a cost involved with volunteering?

We ask for a donation of £50 per person (plus VAT) for the provision of an ESV opportunity. This is due to the associated costs of sourcing volunteering opportunities and overseeing the volunteering days.

If your organisation is unable to cover the cost, we can look at other ways you can support us to raise the money so please email partnerships@cats.org.uk if you would like to discuss this.

Your help will make a great difference to the lives of cats and kittens across the UK and we are grateful to the dedication of the many companies who’ve got involved and lent a hand.

One-off activities

Alternatively, you may wish to help cats in your lunch break, or perhaps host a simple and fun team-building exercise, which you can do from your office? If so, check out some of our easy and fun enrichment toys below:

Once you have made your toys, you can either post them or hand-deliver them to a CP site near you!

ESV documents

Please note – Once your application form is submitted we will do our best to accommodate your ESV request wherever possible. However, as you will appreciate, our centres and shops are very busy so we may not have opportunities available to match your request.