Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)

What is Employer Supported Volunteering? Bridgend group photo
Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is the encouragement and facilitation of volunteering in the community through the organisation by which an individual is employed. Typically, this involves employees donating their time and expertise, either during official work hours or on their own time with some kind of company support.
We have lots of different activities that you can get involved in, which you can do from your work place or at one of our CP sites across the UK!

One off activities
Would you like to help cats in your lunch break? Or perhaps a simple and fun team building exercise, which you can do from your office? Check out some of our easy and fun enrichment toys:

Hunting enrichment toy - PDF - 371KB - Download
Feeding enrichment toy - PDF - 377KB - Download
Toilet roll pyramid enrichment toy - PDF - 179KB - Download

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

Planned activities at our Adoption Centres and shops
If you are interested in a team activity at one of centres or shops, involving anything from painting, minor DIY repairs, gardening to the more glamorous feline enrichment, then please do get in touch with us via volunteering@cats.org.uk.

Get involved in our education work
If you are interested in getting more involved in our work and want to build a longer term employer supported volunteering relationship with Cats Protection, you can also get involved in our education work. Further information can be found in this downloadable poster, which you can display in your staff areas or please do get in touch with us via volunteering@cats.org.uk if you would like further information.

Sue and the Bridgend Adoption Centre
team welcomed 22 members of staff from the UK's second largest energy supplier (SSE) to carry out a range of tasks to help the centre and the cats.