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Umano’s Mentorship Program

Our Mentorship Program is available to nonprofits or social enterprises that want to build holistic empathy into their programs. Volunteer mentors provide tools and guidance on each component of the RISE Model, including ideas to: increase reach, define and measure impact, plan for sustainability, and build holistic empathy. Our mentors may also bring in volunteer coaches to provide skill-specific guidance that support one or more aspects of RISE. 

Nonprofits and social enterprises that have completed a plan for RISE may be eligible to apply for grants or loans through our Umano Impact Fund

Are you an individual who is interested in volunteering as a mentor?

Umano’s volunteer mentors and skills coaches work directly (online) with project leaders around the world. If you’re interested in volunteering as a mentor or skills coach, please fill out the mentorship form.

Are you a nonprofit or social enterprise that is Interested in receiving mentorship?

If you are a nonprofit or social enterprise that would like to receive mentorship, please complete the form below. Matches will be made based on skills and interests, and the mentorship meetings will be held online via Zoom.

Mentorship Program Application Form:

Organization Name
Organization Website
Your Name
Your Role
Please briefly describe your organization’s mission
Why does your organization want to build holistic empathy, which is empathy for humans, animals, and the environment?
Which area(s) of our RISE Model would you like mentorship in? Check all that apply:

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I pledge to think critically and with compassion about my relationship with animals 

- I will advance my knowledge about the sentience of animals
- I will research and consider my decisions to use products and support activities that abuse and exploit animals
- I will learn about what happens to animals in industrial farming, laboratories, zoos, circuses, and fashion
- I will abstain from participation in animal exploitation and educate others 

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I believe that Empathy can reduce suffering in the world, therefore I pledge that:

- I will make a conscious effort to enhance my empathetic abilities

- I will be mindful of my ego which can discourage my ability to relate to others

- I will stand and speak up for the well-being of humans, animals, and our planet

- I will align my thoughts, speech, and actions with the core principle of empathy

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