Looking for Something to Do? Ta Da!
Are you looking for ways to volunteer your time and skills to make a difference for animals? You’ve come to the right place—we’d love to have your help!
Whether you have 15 minutes to spare or a full month to give, there’s no shortage of volunteer opportunities at PETA. The following are some ideas for rewarding, meaningful ways to invest your time:
- Join our Animal Birth Control (ABC) campaign. Estimates indicate that about 6 to 8 million unwanted cats and dogs end up in U.S. animal shelters every year. To learn how you can take a hands-on approach in your own community to help solve the companion animal overpopulation crisis, e-mail us at AnimalBirthControl@peta.org.
- Write, write, write! Open any newspaper or magazine and you’ll find a springboard to jump into action for animals. See an interview with film star Natalie Portman? Write a letter to the editor praising the article, and slide in a sentence about how Natalie has designed a line of leather-free shoes. See an article about global warming? Write a letter to the editor about how the meat industry creates more greenhouse-gas emissions than all forms of transportation combined. Every printed letter sends a pro-animal message to thousands of readers.
- Strengthen local laws. Learn how to improve animal protection laws in your community. Limit or ban the chaining of dogs. Make it mandatory to spay and neuter companion animals. Toughen anti-cruelty statutes.
None of these are your cup of tea? No worries, we have lots more ideas, regardless of whether you’re looking to make a long-term commitment (like volunteering at your local animal shelter or setting up an information table at community events) or you only have a few minutes to share (enough time to walk your neighbor’s lonely dog or whip up a delicious vegan dish for an office party).
You can even make a difference in five minutes or less! For example, give your hairdresser a list of hair care product brands that don’t test on animals or order animal rights books to donate to your local library.
Thank you! Have fun creating a kinder world!