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Volunteer

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

THE KAAVAN PLEDGE

 

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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THE EMPATHY PLEDGE

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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