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The Introduction to Animal Advocacy online course will walk you through some of the key points to helping animals through your career, which is one of the highest positive impact things you can do in your life.

And yes, it's completely free!

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This course is for you if you want to learn how to help animals effectively, especially using your career.


At the end of this course, we expect that you will be bursting with ideas of career paths that would enable you to help animals effectively and would be highly fulfilling.

What’s more, it will provide you with the knowledge that you need to start working out which career path will enable you to maximise your positive impact for animals. You will be supported to use this knowledge in creating a career plan and working out which actions you should take next.

Participation in the course is free.


Our study suggests that participating in the course makes you more likely to change your career plans and start working in a relevant job, such as an animal advocacy nonprofit. Here’s what past participants have to say:

“The course opened my eyes up to how you can view animal advocacy as a career and not just volunteering or something you care about. I didn’t realise that a career in animal advocacy could be so well thought out and that this could increase your impact so much!”

Charlie Wilson

“I learned much more than expected about the movement, with regards to the scale of the problem, donations, and campaign effectiveness. But I also got a lot from the career strategy; it helped me to realise that I don’t have to quit my job and work in a sanctuary!”

Babs Imrie

“This course is a great starting point to anyone interested in getting more involved in animal advocacy. You are sure to learn something new, connect with some amazing like-minded people, and find direction and confidence to grow in your animal advocacy journey.”

Candice Blom

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Additional info: check out our online course FAQs.


If you have any questions about the course or are having troubles signing up through this form, please email


100% Free

Sign up for free with no risks. If you don’t like it, you can withdraw anytime.


Get a certification by Animal Advocacy Careers (if you score more than 20 on the final test).

Expert Content

This course was created by experts in the effective animal advocacy field.

Proven Results

Our research shows that those who complete the course are more likely to get a job in animal advocacy.

Professional Visibility

If you agree to share your details when you sign up, you will be listed on our talent database shared with hiring managers.


The online course will be split over nine weeks (or more, if you choose optional additions), with each online session taking an hour or two to complete. The sessions are:

  • Why farmed animals?

  • What does the farmed animal movement look like today?

  • Which interventions should we focus on?

  • How can you donate effectively?

  • How can you have a career that helps animals effectively?

  • How can you test your personal fit?

  • Can you help animals?

  • How much have you learned? (Test)

  • What are your next steps? Planning your career

You'll have the option of taking the course at your own pace, or with scheduled weekly sessions. You can choose the one that is best for you.

After the course, we will also provide some follow-up contact and support to help you implement your plans.

After finishing the course, you will also get a certificate of completion from Animal Advocacy Careers!

Don’t miss this opportunity to start building your career in animal advocacy.

By completing signing up, you agree to participate fully in the course (9-25 hours, over 9-11 weeks, depending on the options you choose) and to complete the follow-up surveys that are sent to you (5 to 20 minutes total).

We encourage you to use a permanent, personal email address to complete this form, rather than using a work or student email address, or you might lose access to this course.

If you think that this course sounds too “introductory” for you, you may find the information on our careers advice page more helpful, which includes skills profiles about specific career paths and skillsets.

If you have more questions about our online course, the application process or are having any difficulties, please read our FAQ page.

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