Getting involved in the fight against factory farming couldn’t be easier: from raising funds, to joining a local group or campaigning for farm animal welfare, there are so many different ways you can support us.
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How you can help us fight factory farming
Sign up for our emails
Stay up to date with our campaigns and find out how you can help farm animals by signing up to receive our email updates. By signing up you will be the first to hear about the latest farm animal welfare news, actions you can take to make a difference for farm animals and details of Compassion in World Farming events and activities.
Get active online
Current campaign actions can be found on the right hand side of every page on our site and these will be regularly updated with new actions we need your help with. So check back regularly to find new ways you can get active online! You can also find ways to take action in our campaign pages.
Become a Compassionate letter writer
For those of you who prefer to campaign offline, letter writing is a powerful campaign tool. Make your voice heard today: write a lobbying letter to your MP, key industry stakeholders or local newspapers. You can find out more about best practice for campaign letters on our letter writing page.
Join a local group
One of the best ways to meet like-minded campaigners is by joining a Compassionate local group. Campaigning as a group can take many forms, from writing group letters and arranging regular meets, to holding information stands which help spread the word about the suffering factory farming inflicts. To find out more about joining forces with some fellow Compassion supporters in your area, check out our local groups page.
Raise awareness through fundraising
A great way to raise awareness about Compassion’s work is by holding a fundraising event. Often when people find out about factory farming, they like to be able to take action right away and donating to Compassion is a great way to join the biggest movement against factory farming. If you are holding a fundraising event and would like to do some campaigning at the same time, we can send you leaflets and other materials to help you out! Read more about fundraising and campaigning in your local community.
Vote with your wallet
One very powerful way to campaign that is often overlooked is voting with your wallet. Consumers can directly impact the way animals are reared for food; if everyone chose free range instead of factory farmed animal products, there would be no market for factory farming! Find out more about how you can make informed decisions when shopping or dining out by visiting our ‘Your food’ section.
You can make a difference. Whether it’s lobbying your local MP, holding an information stand, or signing online petitions, we can all do something to help fight factory farming. The help Compassion receives from our supporters towards our campaign work is of vital importance to us. Together, we change billions of lives. Whatever your interests and however much time you have to spare, you are bound to find a campaigning action that suits you.
Taking part in fundraising events for Compassion is not only a fantastic way to help improve the lives of farm animals – it can be great fun too! If you feel inspired to start raising funds, then we have a few ideas and activities you can get involved with.
Spread Compassion in your local community
Take to your high street, train station or supermarket to raise vital funds to support our campaigns and to promote farm animal welfare. The more collections we have across the country, the more people we can reach about farm animal welfare and their consumer choices. Contact us for more information about how to organise a street collection.
If there is a fete, fair, festival or jumble sale taking place in your area, then why not see if you can organise a stand for Compassion? This can be a great way to raise funds and spread the word about higher-welfare choices. Contact us for more information.
Joining one of Compassion’s local fundraising groups can be a fantastic way to meet like-minded people in your community. Find out more about our local groups network.
Tins in shops
If you don’t have time to hold a fundraising event, then why not approach a local shop and ask them if they would be able to have a Compassion collecting tin? Contact us for more information about our tins in shops programme.
Take part in sponsored events
Every year, Compassionate supporters take on all sorts of sponsored challenges to help raise funds for farm animal welfare. From marathons to parachute jumps and from quitting smoking to fridge switch offs, no challenge is too big, too small or wacky! Find out more about ways to get sponsored for Compassion.
Bake with Compassion
Bake with Compassion is Compassion’s free-range fundraiser. You can get involved simply by baking some tasty treats using higher-welfare ingredients, and then holding your very own cake sale, dinner party or bake-off to help raise funds to support our work for farm animals.
Contact the Supporter Engagement team to learn about the ways you can get involved with any of these fundraising activities.
Join a local group
Getting involved in a local group is a fantastic way to discover like-minded people in your community. Our local groups network really is a fantastic driving force for change, and its members have great fun too! Joining a local group is an opportunity to get active with other supporters who really care.
Local groups are an essential part of our fundraising and awareness raising work. From street collections to bake sales, sponsored events to community fairs, spreading the word of Compassion has never been more exciting.
Being part of this community is a great way to help end the suffering of farmed animals in the UK and worldwide, and here at Compassion we are committed to helping you do this.
From large groups to smaller teams, local groups share our vision of a world where farm animals are treated with compassion and respect and the cruel practices of factory farming come to an end.
Find a local group in your area
Email the Supporter Engagement Team to get in touch with any of the groups below, or click on the pins on the map to find details of how to contact the groups directly.
|Compassionate Dorset||Dorchester area|
|Compassion in Exeter||Exeter area|
|Compassion in Truro||Truro|
London & the South East
|CIWF Brighton||Brighton area|
|Compassion in Berkshire||Bracknell area|
|Compassion in London||London|
|Compassion in Mid Sussex||Haywards Heath area|
|Compassion in Southampton||Southampton and New Forest|
|Compassion in Surrey||Guildford area|
|Compassionate Norfolk||Norfolk area|
|Compassion in Leicestershire||Coalville and Scraptoft area|
|Compassion in Warwick||Warwick|
|CIWF Cheshire Group||Alsager area|
Yorkshire and the Humber
|Compassion in Ripon & The Dales||North Yorkshire, Ripon area|
|Whitby Compassionate Food||North Yorkshire, Whitby area|
|Keighley and Worth Valley CIWF Volunteers||Yorkshire|
|Ethical farming Ireland||Republic of Ireland|
|Compassion Edinburgh - Local Volunteer Group||Midlothian Area|
No group in your area? Why not start one?
Whether you are an experienced fundraiser or you have never done anything like this before, we will support you and your group every step of the way!
The reason we decided to start forming local groups was to create a support structure for our volunteers. Bringing people together in local areas helps form tight knit support groups and forges relations with like-minded people in local communities.
Running a local group involves as much or as little as you would like it to. We do not ask for specific time commitments and are keen for you to support us in whatever way you like.
If you have the passion, enthusiasm and commitment to help us make change for farm animals please contact our Supporter Engagement Team and kick start the movement in your area.
You may already be part of a group, in which case please let us know the details and we can direct future supporters your way should they wish to get actively involved.
Leave a gift in your Will
Leave a legacy
Imagine a future where all farm animals are treated with compassion and respect. This is a beautiful legacy that anyone can leave with a gift in their Will. Leaving a gift to Compassion in World Farming can ensure that your values, passion and commitment to ending factory farming will continue.
Joanna Lumley on leaving a legacy
I’ve seen what Compassion has done to alleviate the harm done to factory farmed animals. By Remembering Compassion in our Wills, we can leave behind us a legacy that can look after the way that creatures are farmed in the future.
Actress and Patron of Compassion in World Farming
Gifts left to Compassion in Wills are vital to protect farm animals
As you might know, Compassion in World Farming receives no government funding. The fight against factory farming depends upon donations from supporters – and gifts in Wills make a huge contribution. In fact, without legacy giving, up to half of Compassion’s campaigning, lobbying, investigations and work with food companies would not be possible.
Without the generosity of those who remember Compassion in their Will, we simply could not do what needs to be done to advance the well-being of farm animals around the world, now and in the future.
If you’re thinking about leaving a gift of compassion, there are a number of ways we can assist you. From a helpful booklet of advice – ‘Your Legacy for Farm Animals’ – and our Free Will writing service, to acting as executors, our Legacy Team can help to make the process as easy as possible.
Give a gift in memory
Giving a gift for farm animals in memory of a loved one is a very special way to honour their life. Through a gift in memory, you can help their kindness and love for animals to continue. We are always extremely humbled and grateful to receive such donations.
There are a number of ways you can support Compassion with a gift in memory:
COLLECT AT A FUNERAL OR MEMORIAL EVENT
Collecting donations at a funeral can help Compassion to make a lasting difference in memory of your loved one. You might choose to do this by asking for donations instead of flowers. You can also hold a collection at Celebration of Life services and memorial events.
Our collection envelopes tell people a little about Compassion in World Farming, enable people to give confidentially if they wish, and allow them to add Gift Aid – increasing each donation by £2.50 for every £10 donated at no cost to them.
Our Compassion pin badges are a lovely thank you and memento and can be a nice token for close family members to wear on the day of the memorial event.
You can order In Memory envelopes by calling us, or by emailing us at InMemory@ciwf.org
Alternatively, if you prefer to organise a cash collection in memory of a loved one, we can offer information leaflets for you to share, and would be honoured to receive the proceeds via a card payment over the phone, or by cheque in the post.
In Memory by post
If you are giving by cheque, please print off and complete this form, then return it along with the kind donation(s) to:
Compassion in World Farming
In Memory by phone
To request in memory envelopes or make a donation by telephone, please call us free (from the UK) on 0800 999 0101 or from outside the UK call +44 (0)1483 521 953
Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
COLLECT IN MEMORY DONATIONS ONLINE
You can also celebrate the life of a loved one and raise funds for farm animals online. JustGiving makes it easy to collect donations by creating an In Memory page. Or, alternatively, you can use a website such as Much Loved to create a fundraising page. Your friends and family can then give easily and securely online, wherever they are in the world.
TURNING MEMORIES INTO SUPPORT FOR FARM ANIMALS
Lifelong Compassion supporters, John and Betty Edwards, shared a love of animals and outdoor life. Their daughter, Rebecca, remembers the day her father came home from his work on a farm with a tiny piglet who the family adopted and raised. That was the start of many animals joining their family and Rebecca has fond memories of a happy home, full of rescued wildlife and fostered farm animals.
Betty abhorred any sort of animal cruelty and spent much of her spare time raising money for charities she felt really helped animals. Over the years, she raised valuable funds for Compassion from car boot sales and high street collections.
When John passed away, Betty asked friends and family to make a donation to Compassion instead of sending flowers. And when Betty sadly died in 2015, her family kindly decided to commemorate her life in the same way.
We are so grateful that, through these poignant gifts, Betty and John’s family turned their memories into support for animals.
You can show your support for Compassion by buying branded merchandise, making a celebratory gift to a loved one or raising money whilst you shop on your favourite websites.
Giving a gift of Compassion is a unique and meaningful way to mark a special occasion, whether it’s a birthday, wedding or anniversary. You can make a donation on their behalf, and they will receive a personalised Compassion gift pack.
Fundraise for Compassion as you shop!
Give as you Live
Give as you Live is an application that allows you to support Compassion whilst you carry out your every day online shopping. Thousands of stores have signed up to this new kind of charitable giving and have agreed to donate to charity every time you shop, with no extra cost for you!
An official range of Compassion in World Farming branded goods is available to buy online from our partners, Spreadshirt. Buying from the range helps to fund our work to end the suffering of farm animals. It also spreads the word about who we are and what we do. Find out more here, or click on the button below to start shopping.
Jobs and volunteering
Compassion In World Farming is the leading international specialist charity for farm animal welfare. Our vision is a world where farm animals are treated with compassion and respect and where cruel factory farming has ended. We believe that farm animals should not, and need not, suffer.
With over 50 years of campaigning, we have been instrumental in achieving dramatic reforms for farm animal welfare in Europe. The challenge for the future is to ensure that animal welfare becomes a fundamental consideration within the global food system.
We are working toward a whole food system that is truly kind, caring and honest:
- Kind to animals
- Caring for both the environment and consumer health
- And honestly labelled to allow ethical choices
- Database Officer – Maternity Cover
- Director of Development - Major Giving and Philanthropic Partnerships (USA)
- Philanthropy and Partnerships Manager (USA)
- Individual Giving Manager (USA)
We welcome fundraising, community events and campaigning volunteers. We do not currently have any work experience placements
Whatever you are interested in doing, our Supporter Engagement Team are here to support you in any way they can.
You can reach us by telephone on 01483 521953, email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can write us a letter and we will respond as soon as we are able.
Privacy Notice for Job Applicants
As part of our recruitment process, we collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to transparency about how we handle your personal information, to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information and to meeting our data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Please read our full privacy notice for further information.
Farm Animal Voice
FARM ANIMAL VOICE (FAV) is Compassion’s supporter magazine updating on progress towards a more humane world. Read the latest issue here.