Volunteering with WAN
Who can volunteer?
Most of our volunteers work remotely, which means that anyone in the world with access to a computer and the internet and a passion for animal protection can help us in our mission to support and enhance the animal protection movement.
How to volunteer?
To apply to be a World Animal Net volunteer simply fill out our volunteer application, or, alternatively, contact us through one of our listings on VolunteerMatch. If your skills and interests are a good fit for one of our open positions, our staff will be in contact to schedule a quick meeting by phone, Skype or (if applicable) in person.
What do volunteers do?
Most of our volunteers help us in maintaining the World Animal Net Directory of Animal Protection Organizations. Our volunteers assist us in correcting broken links, verifying contact information, and adding new organizations to the directory. Some volunteers focus on data entry only, while others focus on updating listings of specific geographic locations while highlighting any particularly innovative or effective campaigns. Past volunteers have updated our listings in Vietnam, the Middle East, Canada, and Austria.
Other volunteers help us expand our resources on fundraising. WAN’s fundraising resources are intended to help animal protection organizations in their own fundraising efforts. Fundraising research volunteers compile details about funders that may support the animal protection work of World Animal Net and other groups, including key deadlines, principal areas of geographic and issue focus, and proposal guidelines.
You can read about our current volunteer openings below: