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Humane Policy Volunteer Leader (Nationwide)

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ORGANIZATION: The Humane Society of the United States

  • 54 people are interested
Humane Policy Volunteer Leader Program
Become a Humane Policy Volunteer Leader!

Changing laws, protecting animals: Become a leader for animal protection in your community and across the country! Humane Policy Volunteer Leaders are at the forefront of our work to advance priority federal, state and local animal protection legislation and policies. These efforts serve to improve conditions for animals in all 435 congressional districts and thousands of state legislative districts across the nation.

About our volunteers

With guidance from program staff, Humane Policy Volunteer Leaders:

  • Develop professional relationships with legislators and their staff through written communications, calls and meetings in support of animal protection priorities.
  • Submit comments to federal and state agencies on proposed animal-related regulations, as well as letters to the editor on key animal protection issues.
  • Work closely with our state directors to foster a stronger animal protection presence in their state and community. This may include representing the organization at local events, assisting with special projects, giving verbal or written testimony and attending public meetings and hearings.
  • Encourage people in their network to join them in taking action on essential animal protection issues.
Benefits of volunteering

The Humane Policy Volunteer Leader program is the first, largest and most effective animal protection policy volunteer program of its kind in the nation. Humane Policy Volunteer Leaders often comment that this role empowers them to take their animal advocacy to the next level.

Volunteers deepen their understanding of animal protection issues, gain in-depth knowledge of the policy making process and political landscape, receive invitations to exclusive webinars and workshops and become part of a community of advocates committed to advancing humane public policies that protect all animals.

The more people who speak on behalf of animals and urge their legislators to enact pro-animal protection laws and policies, the more attention elected officials will pay to those issues. If legislators do not hear from you and others who want to protect animals, they are only hearing from people who do not have the animals’ best interests at heart.

Join us and apply today!
  1. Read the volunteer position description which includes the requirements of this position to determine if the role is a good fit.
  2. To apply, click the Humane Policy Volunteer Leader opportunity, then select the red "Apply Now"' button at the top right corner to complete an application.
  3. After applying, applicants will be invited to complete a digital interview.
  4. If you are offered this position, you will be asked to complete a background check, paperwork and an introductory call with program staff prior to starting.

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About The Humane Society of the United States



Mission Statement

We fight the big fights to end suffering for all animals. Together with millions of supporters, we take on puppy mills, factory farms, trophy hunts, animal testing and other cruel industries. With our affiliates, we rescue and care for thousands of animals every year through our animal rescue team’s work and other hands-on animal care services. We fight all forms of animal cruelty to achieve the vision behind our name: A humane society. And we can’t do it without you.


We work to:

  • Provide direct care, rescue and services for animals in crisis.
  • Pass local, state and federal laws to protect animals.
  • Make sure existing laws are properly enforced.
  • Help the biggest corporations reform their animal welfare policies.
  • Shape public opinion on animal cruelty through our awareness campaigns and investigations.
We have:
  • The world’s greatest roster of scientists and other experts in animal welfare.
  • State directors across the country working at the local level.
  • Five affiliated animal sanctuaries and medical centers.
  • Programs that provide veterinary care and other animal services to inner cities, and a veterinary affiliate that provides these services to Native American reservations.
  • Wildlife sanctuaries in more than 35 states.
  • A global affiliate, Humane Society International, which runs programs in more than 20 countries.

We take a mainstream approach and combat the most severe forms of cruelty and abuse. Leaders in the humane movement ranked us the most effective animal organization in the country in a survey conducted by Guidestar’s Philanthropedia.


Animals, Community, Politics


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  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Lobbying


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers commit to a minimum of four hours per month for one year; ongoing participation is preferred.
  • Be at least 18 years old. Be willing to register to vote (if eligible and not already registered). Complete an interview with program staff, pass a background check and submit the required paperwork.

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