Pause Cat Cafe is a non-profit cafe in Bournemouth that is home to 12 rescue cats, offering a relaxed environment for cats & people to enjoy each other’s company.

Work placements at Pause Cat Cafe enable young people to gain confidence and skills in a therapeutic setting. Being around cats can enhance mood, relieve stress and increase happiness. Pause is proud to offer placements through Fresh Charity for young people to grow their skills and confidence and are welcoming to staff and volunteers with disabilities, learning difficulties, or mental illness.

Help us employ a program organiser

For 3 years we have been working hard developing this project and our placements have helped hundreds of disadvantaged young people grow their confidence and skills, springboarding them on to bigger and brighter lives. We have proven that what we do works, and we want to work our magic with more young people…but we need your help!

To help us fund a member of staff who can support our volunteers, create learning plans, find more young people in need and develop the training that we can offer please donate here. Select ‘Fresh Charity Projects in the UK’ for us to make sure your gift is allocated towards a member of staff to drive our work forward. Thank you for empowering young people!

Would you like to volunteer?

There are lots of ways that you can volunteer at Pause Cat Cafe, and it doesn’t matter if you don’t have experience or haven’t worked anywhere before because of your age, disability or any other reason. If you are interested, then get in touch using the button below. Let us know a bit about yourself and we’ll be in touch to get things rolling.