Thank you for your interest in becoming a Regional Rep for THL UK! This is a voluntary role that is designed to be flexible, fit around your other commitments, enable you to use your individual skills and develop new ones.
Our Regional Reps build communities that are committed to ending the abuse of animals raised for food in their local area. They do this by organising Action Parties (get togethers where a group carries out online campaign actions and letter writing) , Socials, representing THL UK on stalls or giving talks and being a key voice for their region to feed into THL UK’s national campaigns.
We will give you full training which is tailored to build your knowledge of campaigning, activism and community building. You will be provided with lots of campaigning materials and a Google Site with a whole host of resources to help you in your role. You will also have remote video 1-1 meetings with your THL contact every month who will help you set goals and guide you in your role as well as monthly remote video meetings with the other UK Reps. Every year we come together for an in person training weekend. You really will be part of our driven team!
Regional Reps make a massive difference to us, THL UK, and most importantly, the farm animals we are fighting for.
We are looking for Reps who live in or very near to cities.
- Stay in the role for a minimum of 6 months, committing at least 3 hours per week.
- Become a positive role model for THL UK in their local community.
- Positively promote THL UK and our campaigns in their local area.
- Ensure that they do not to bring the name of THL, or our campaigns into disrepute.
- Get involved in THL UK’s campaign actions.
- Become an active member of the Volunteer Slack workspace: with the app downloaded and notifications on.
- Attend 2 monthly online meetings: 1 hour online call with a THL UK contact, and the other UK Regional Reps to update on their actions each month in their region. The meeting will also be used to discuss ideas for regional activist engagement. Also a monthly 1-1 meeting to help you in your role.
- Running 1 Action Party per month in their region: an Action Party will bring together activists from their local community to get involved in current THL UK campaign actions.
- Representing THL UK at events with stalls.
- Keep up to date with vegan events/festivals: researching, booking, attending and running stalls representing THL UK in their region.
- Responsible for collecting and banking donations on our behalf.
- Organise socials for people involved with THL UK in their region and post about them in this group (at least two per year).
- Encourage the building of their local THL UK group.
- Check in with local volunteers on whether they have done the National THL campaign actions that THL UK staff members have posted in the volunteer communication channel (Slack).
- Post relevant updates in our volunteer communications platform (Slack).
- Encourage local activists to get involved in leafleting for THL UK current campaigns.
- Store and distribute campaign leaflets to activists in their area who want to get involved in campaign leafleting. Coach activists in best practice for leafleting using the ‘How to Leaflet for THL UK’ instructions.
What skills and traits we are looking for in our Regional Reps:
- Interest in ending the abuse of animals raised for food
- Strength in motivating others
- Good communication skills
- Social media savvy
- Reliable,responsive and organised
- Knowledge of THL UK’s mission and programs
- Self-starting and goal-oriented
- Live in or near to a major city or town in their region
Useful to have:
- Public speaking skills
- Previous activism experience
- A ‘People Person’
If you don’t have the time to be a Regional Rep you can still get involved as a volunteer reach out to us at: email@example.com
About The Humane League UK
The Humane League was founded in the US in 2005. We’ve been operating in the UK since 2016, when we hired our first campaigner. Since then, we’ve been able to take on more staff, become a registered charity, and score some incredible progress for animals.
We advocate for corporate reforms through hard-hitting animal welfare campaigns, and provide information and encouragement to help people make dietary choices that will reduce animal suffering.
None of this would be possible without our growing team of volunteers and supporters mobilising across the country. Please join us by signing up to our Fast Action Network, becoming a volunteer or making a donation today.
We are a registered charity in the UK, number 1177926.