How far will your volunteering reach?

Where do you want your volunteering to have an impact?  At home? In your area? Nationally? Overseas?  Here are a few ideas...

UK Politics

Thursday 8th June 2017 was the UK General Election.  So what do animal charities have to say?

Sign the petition started on Care2.com asking for Gove to be removed as Minister for the Environment - Care2.com will tell you why.

List of Animal Charities
Koalas need your help

Koalas are being left homeless, thanks to excessive tree clearing. 

Click here to find out how you can help

SUCCESS: Elephant Corridor Appeal

Give elephants a wildlife corridor in India

SUCCESS: 
The World Land Trust has reached its target to help Indian elephants.  Find out more here

Organic Beauty Gifts

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Help Butterfly Conservation with organic beauty gifts from Green People. Find out more here

Wildlife News

Please help animals in disasters.  World Animal Protection (previously the WSPA) help animals around the world in times of disaster e.g. flooding, earthquakes etc.  Click here for more info

Planning for disasters for your pets, livestock & zoos.  More...

Add your voice - sign petitions to help animals

There are a great many activities which can help animals - some take longer to do than others.   A fast way to help is to add your voice to petitions started by individuals.  Or you can start one yourself.  If you've got something you feel strongly about, it's easier than ever before to bring it to public attention and make a differerence.  

So here are some petition websites with lots of petitions to make a difference and improve the planet for wildlife, endangered species, working animals and domestic pets.   And don't forget to share your cause and the petitions - the more names added, the better! 

Care2.com Petitions - has petitions for Animal Welfare and also Environment and Wildlife.  You can start a petition as well about a cause you care about.  There are petition FAQs to help you, whether you're looking to sign petitions or get one started. Plus you can earn butterfly credits and redeem them for causes.

Change.org - again, you can start a petition for free.  You can use the search facility to look for petitions relating to any special causes you hold close to your heart.  I like the way they promote victories on the website.  It shows that petitions work!

UK Government and Parliament - search out petitions about animals, wildlife, nature, fracking, anything close to your heart and give it your support.  Or, you can create a petition of your own!   You can see which petitions are closed, open, waiting to be debated in Parliament, or have been debated in Parliament.  

38Degrees - one of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with millions of members.  Use their filters to find the petitions that are important to you - Animals, Planning/Countryside, Environment/Energy, Environment.  You can also find petitions which are relevant to your local area. 

GoPetition.com also enables you to start your own petition and you can search out animal cruelty and other petitions to support. 

Avaaz - The World in Action - has 44 million people in 194 countries - you can sign petitions and create your own.   They also have a list of victories signatories have achieved. 

Some animal charities have petitions in their websites...

Animal Defenders International (ADI) - at the time of writing, they had petitions relating to Animals In Entertainment, Wildlife and Animal Experiments.

Animals Australia - at the time of writing, there were petitions about fur, duck shooting, greyhound racing, factory farming, codes of cruelty, live export, banning disposable plastic bags and ending the Faroe Island whale slaughter.

Compassion in World Farming also has campaigns you can support.  Click here for info on their current campaigns

Rainforest Rescue has petitions for rainforest protection.  As you know, rainforest is a vital habitat for thousands of species so these are important petitions to sign.   Click here for current petition listings.

 

 

 

Give wildlife a pond

Wildlife need water as well.  Give the wildlife in your garden a pond - it doesn't have to be a big one!  More info

Dogs DIE in hot cars

Would you know what to do if you saw a dog in a car on a hot day? Find out more here

Give the gift of water

Give working animals the gift of water - here's how you can do it. 

Cat Care in Hot Weather

Cats Protection have advice for cat owners and carers in hot weather.  Click here to pounce on it!

Art World Conservation

Art World Conservation are having an amazing charity event in August to raise awareness about wildlife, conservation and climate change. More Info

Ways to help
Avoid plastic

Plastic and litter can really damage wildlife and the world around us.  Find out more here

Insure your pet & help animals

Animal Friends have policies for pets & horses. A good whack of any profits they make goes to help registered animal charities around the world. Like them on Facebook, & they will give £1 for every "Like" they get to animal charities. Get a quote from Animal Friends.