Become a Volunteer

Want to help cats and kittens around Merseyside? We are always looking for volunteers!
Please read the full list of volunteering roles and apply today!

Cattery Work

It is a common misconception that volunteering in the Cattery consists solely of playing with the felines; this role is physical, sometimes dirty work and can also be distressing, therefore, is not suited to everyone.

  • General animal husbandry.
  • Carrying heavy litter sacks and bin bags.
  • Brushing and mopping floors.
  • Working alone or as part of a team, therefore using your initiative and following instructions is essential.
  • Answering the front door and dealing with the general public.

The manual cattery work is mainly carried out in the mornings. Afternoon volunteers are also needed with evening feeds etc.

  • Usual horticultural work (mainly grass cutting), regularly in the summer months and as and when required in winter.
  • General maintenance work in and around the Cattery – qualified tradespeople are always needed.


This is a task for people who are confident and feel they can take responsibility.

  • Conveying cats from the cattery to the Veterinary Surgery and back safely.
  • Understanding instructions and relaying them correctly to both the Cattery Staff and the Vets.
  • Collecting prescriptions.

Training will be provided with this role.

  • Delivery of cats to new homes.
  • Ensuring they settle and the new adopter has any queries answered.
  • You must have the ability and confidence to deal with the general public and follow instructions.
  • Transporting volunteers to and from the Cattery (mainly Sundays and Bank Holidays).
  • Collecting donations.
  • Shopping (cat food etc.).

Working at Home

Full information is provided by the Boote Home and is subject to a home check.

  • Providing a cat/kitten with a home on a temporary basis.  
  • Hand-rearing of orphan kittens, specialised work needed occasionally, you must have relevant experience.
  • Visiting potential fosterers to assess whether they would be suitable to foster a cat.
  • You supply the litter, food and a safe environment, the Boote Home pays the veterinary bills.
  • Posting letters, sending out newsletters.
  • Database and website maintenance.
  • Post-adoption courtesy calls.
  • Assisting the sponsorship secretary, organising events, obtaining sponsors for the website etc.
  • Selling raffle tickets, normally three times per year.
  • Helping at the annual fete.
  • Making items that can be sold to benefit the Charity.
  • Suggesting fundraising ideas.

Would you like to become a Boote Home volunteer?
Please download this form and send it by post to:

Volunteering Team
Boote Home for Cats
2 Elm Vale, Fairfield, Liverpool, L6 8NX