District Leader Volunteer



Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


700 Professional Drive
United States


Do you want to help The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) build an even stronger platform of protection for all animals? Then consider becoming a part of our volunteer leadership by applying to be a district leader in your congressional district (humanesociety.org/districtleaders).

District leaders are at the forefront of HSUS efforts to celebrate animals and confront cruelty. As a district leader, you will advance the HSUS federal and state animal protection legislative agenda, while fostering a greater animal protection presence in your state and community. To learn more, review the District Leader Volunteer position description.

Benefits of becoming a district leader volunteer

You will become a highly trained and effective volunteer leader and will develop your legislative advocacy, networking, strategic thinking and leadership skills.

Requirements for our volunteers

  • Commitment to the HSUS mission;
  • Willingness to cultivate strong and effective relationships with lawmakers and relay animal protection positions to them;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Strong computer literacy and a general knowledge of social media.

Annual requirements

  • Actively participate in ongoing federal, state and local legislative advocacy;
  • Build a base of allies in your congressional district who will take action on behalf of animal protection issues, especially legislation at the federal, state and local levels;
  • Develop and implement a local action plan in one or more of these HSUS priority campaigns: companion animals, farm animals and wildlife; and
  • Be a current HSUS member or have made a greater philanthropic commitment.


  • Must be able to learn and follow all HSUS guidelines and policies and follow directions given by staff;
  • Have access to a computer with Microsoft Office and Internet capabilities, a phone and reliable transportation; and
  • Must not be participating in the district leader program to fulfill court-ordered community service obligations.




  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Please see full details about the District Leader Volunteer position and apply on our web page at www.humanesociety.org/districtleaders. Before becoming an official volunteer, you must sign a volunteer agreement and a waiver/release of liability.