“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.” – Elizabeth Andrew

Join our volunteer team, there are so many ways to participate!

You could:

  • Lend your professional skills to advancing Umano’s work
  • Serve on our Event Planning Committee
  • Engage in marketing and outreach
  • Organize an empathy building event in your community
  • Serve on our Community Grant Assessment Committee
  • Help raise funds for the Community Grant Program
  • Feel free to approach us with your ideas

“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

Please fill out the following application form to apply for our volunteer program.

Application Form

Your Interests: (required)

Thank you for offering us your time, your most valuable resource. Together, we can build a more empathetic, compassionate, and sustainable world.



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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