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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.



London & the South East

CIWF Brighton Brighton area
Compassion in London London
Compassion in Mid Sussex Haywards Heath area
Compassion in Canterbury Canterbury


Compassionate Norfolk Norfolk area
Compassionate Suffolk Suffolk area

North West

Compassion in Manchester Manchester

North East

Compassion in Newcastle Newcastle
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.

Volunteer handbook

Whether you are joining a group or starting your own we want to welcome you to Team Compassion! Please take a few moments to read our Volunteer Handbook and fill in the application form. Thank you for joining us in the fight against factory farming.


This handbook is here to explain the things you need to know about volunteering with us. We hope you find it helpful.



Online application form to register for volunteering with Compassion in World Farming


Volunteer Contact Application Form

Thank you very much for your interest in volunteering for Compassion in World Farming. If you need assistance with completing this form, please email us via our contact form or call us on +44 (0)1483 521 953 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm). All the information you provide on this form is confidential and will not be passed on without your express permission. Compassion in World Farming complies fully with current Data Protection legislation.

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If you have any further questions regarding this, or any other matter, please get in touch with us at We aim to respond to all queries within two working days. However, due to the high volume of correspondence that we receive, it may occasionally take a little longer. Please do bear with us if this is the case. Alternatively, if your query is urgent, you can contact our Supporter Engagement Team on +44 (0)1483 521 953 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).