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Join the Umano Team

At Umano, we truly value the time and expertise that volunteers bring to our team! 

Our goal is to develop and nurture a community of volunteers around the world who are ambassadors of Umano, and have a strong commitment to building the capacity of others to create holistic empathy in their communities.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

Volunteers are critical to the work we do. Some of our volunteer roles include:

  • Umano Ambassador – seek out social impact projects, volunteers, and fundraisers in your city/country
  • Project Mentor – provide strategic mentorship to worldwide initiatives who want to achieve our RISE Model
  • Skills Coaches – utilize your subject-matter expertise to help our partner initiatives achieve the RISE Model
  • Film Festival Judge – provide feedback on film festival submissions and assess them based on our festival criteria 
  • Film Festival Committee Member – organize the Umano International Short Film Festival to encourage holistic empathy storytelling and inspire action
  • Marketing Committee Member – help Umano develop and implement our marketing and communications strategy
  • Grants Advisor – answer questions asked by prospective grant applicants, explain the grant assessment criteria, and provide guidance on what steps may need to be taken prior to submitting an application
  • Grant Assessment Committee Member – assess grant applications and make funding decisions based on Umano’s grant criteria 
  • Board of Directors – provide governance and oversight 

Join our team of volunteers around the world to build holistic empathy and to help our partner initiatives increase their social impact!

Volunteer Application Form



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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