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Team Humane is for anyone who wants to help animals! Participants will join a local team of like-minded people who will train and fundraise together during the Team Humane season. There will be a kickoff event in August where you will meet your teammates and at least one training or fundraising event per month for the rest of the year (some teams train together year-round, but the official season ends on December 31). Each team member is encouraged to raise at least $500 to reduce farm animal suffering.
Throughout the season, participants will have access to exclusive training, fitness, and nutrition resources provided by our panel of expert advisors. We will also be providing information to help you get the most out of your fundraising, including template emails, social media images, and a fundraising guide.
We’ll be here, along with your teammates and Team Captain, to help you every step of the way. Whether you’re looking for motivation to start a new fitness program, are ready to take your training to the next level, or simply want to help animals, this is the place for you!
Nope! Team Humane is for everyone! Your goal can be fitness, activism, or personal growth related!
If you would to set a athletic goal but you’re just getting started on your fitness journey, Team Humane is a great way to surround yourself with support, encouragement, and expertise. You’ll have the opportunity to work out with like-minded individuals in your community, as well as access to exclusive info, tips, and tricks from our expert Advisors on fitness and nutrition.
And don’t worry, you’re not expected to run a marathon at the end (unless you want to!). You can choose your own challenge for the season. Your goal can be anything you want: a 5k walk, taking X number of yoga classes, or doing something else that inspires you.
Impact Squad is a team for anyone with a non-athletic goal! Maybe you want to challenge yourself to hand out 1,000 leaflets this year, or pick up trash for an hour a week, or give three public presentations about farm animal issues before January. These are all great options!
There is no main event or group training for Impact Squad team members as everyone is spread out across the country. However, we do still have team spirit and the support of one another to reach our goals! Join now to amplify your voice!
That’s up to you! Most teams will choose their own “main” event for the season. We encourage teams to choose an event that has a variety of intensity levels (like a race that offers a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and full marathon options) so that as many team members as possible can participate, but it’s not mandatory that you participate in your team’s chosen event. Even if you decide not to participate, you can always attend to cheer on your team! You can choose a different event or make up your own personal challenge (like taking a certain number of fitness classes by the end of the year, climbing a particular mountain, or competing in a triathlon).
The Team Humane season runs from August through the end of December. If you team has a main event it will likely take place sometime in the fall, although both fundraising and training will continue after that’s over.
We’re here to help! As a Team Humane participant, you’ll receive access to fundraising tips, template emails to help you get started, and social media images to grab people’s attention and ask them to donate to your campaign. Our team is always available to work with you one-on-one to find strategies that work best for you.
No. We encourage all team members to raise at least $500 to help protect farm animals from abuse, but this is not mandatory. We will be here to help you meet this goal, but if you don’t get there, you are not expected to cover the difference.
No worries! No matter your location you can get involved! If you don’t live in a city that already has a team set up, you can either create a team or join as an individual. If you’d like to start a team, fill out our Captain application form and start recruiting teammates. If you’d like to join as an individual, join team Impact Squad! You can set up your campaign page here using the “Become a Fundraiser” button. We know you’ll have fun making positive change #ForTheAnimals no matter what fundraising method you choose!
No! Team Humane is an inclusive event that welcomes anyone interested in reducing animal suffering. We know that no matter where you are on the veg spectrum, you probably don’t believe that animals should be tortured in factory farms. Raising money with Team Humane League is a great way to help improve those animals’ lives.
Please note that all Team Humane events will be 100% plant-based and we ask that you not bring animal products to them, even for personal consumption only. If you’ve never tried vegan food, this is a great opportunity to test the water…we promise it’s delicious!
The Humane League empowers change and drives progress in order to alleviate the extreme suffering experienced by billions of farm animals each year. Your donation will help to further the reach of our effective programs. We welcome you to learn more about these programs here. Animals don’t have to suffer. Get involved to create change.