In celebration of National Volunteers week we thought we would highlight some of the work done on our Humane Chain campaign, by our extraordinary volunteers over the last several years.
One way volunteers have made a difference is by putting themselves out on the front lines at market stalls, collecting petition signatures and putting a face to the campaign. Volunteers help us as advocates talking with the public, dispelling myths and providing resources, and demonstrating how many Australians are against live exports.
Though it’s not always the most exciting work, volunteers help us a lot behind the scenes as well by doing data entry and helping with other administrative tasks. In fact, WSPA Australia’s longest-running volunteer Flo has been assisting us in the office on a regular basis since 2003!
Now that’s commitment to animals!
And in our biggest volunteer effort yet, the Move Forward campaign in late 2011 saw over 90 volunteer Captains working on everything from petition collecting, to holding events, to meeting with local MPs and reporters, all in the name of ending live exports.
Many of our Captains have continued their volunteer efforts in 2012 – we recently profiled one of them, April, here on our blog. We’ll have more information soon on how you can lend your time as well to helping animals, so watch this space!
Lastly, today we’re saying goodbye to Katie, who’s been working hard as a volunteer intern in the WSPA office for the past 3 months. We’ll miss you, Katie!