During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
Please note this opportunity is mainly done virtually/at home, but in order to cultivate effective, professional relationships with your legislators, you will need to meet with their district offices several times each year.
Do you want to help the HSUS build an even stronger platform of protection for all animals? Then consider becoming a part of our volunteer leadership by applying to be a district leader here: www.humanesociety.org/districtleaders
District leaders are at the forefront of the Humane Society of the United States’ efforts to fight the big fights for animals and thereby create a more humane society. As a district leader, you will serve as an HSUS ambassador in your congressional district and advance the HSUS' federal, state and local animal protection legislative priorities. To learn more, review the district leader volunteer position description here (PDF): http://volunteers.humanesociety.org/theHub/?downloadFile=1&table=resources&field=file&check=83fd8f6318bd4031c883843505cad9ad&key=256
The district leader volunteer responsibilities include:
Benefits of becoming a district leader volunteer
As part of the HSUS volunteer leadership, you will reflect the spirit of the organization and communicate our mission, approach and positions, and foster a stronger and more visible animal protection presence in your state and community. You will join a community of others who are dedicated to protecting all animals.
You will become a highly trained volunteer leader in the rapidly growing animal protection movement, receiving advanced training and ongoing support in effective animal advocacy from HSUS staff. District leader volunteers will be provided with an orientation and background information, including information on the HSUS’s policies, programs and campaigns through an online, self-paced training course. You will be provided with a volunteer leader toolkit which highlights effective engagement strategies relative to animal protection. You will also gain access to numerous additional resources via our volunteer database. You will develop your legislative advocacy, networking, leadership and strategic thinking skills and you will have the opportunity to share your expertise and experiences with others in your community.
The efforts of our district leaders, coupled with the support of the nation’s most effective animal protection organization, serve to advance animal protection priorities in the 435 congressional districts across the nation. Join us!
Requirements for our volunteers
District leaders commit to work an average of one to three hours per week for a minimum of one year. Time commitment varies by week. Ongoing participation is preferred.
Please see full details about the District Leader Volunteer position and apply through our web page at www.humanesociety.org/districtleaders. Before becoming an official volunteer, you must sign a volunteer agreement and a waiver/release of liability.
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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.
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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.
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April 1, 2020