Volunteers are a vital part of the Snow Leopard Trust, and they help us meet our goals for conservation year after year. By donating some of your time, you can help us spread the word about snow leopards and create a brighter future for these incredible big cats.
Our biggest need is for volunteers to help with tasks such as order fulfillment or mailings at our Seattle office. However, we also work with volunteers beyond the Seattle area (and around the world) who have specific skills we’re looking for. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the following form:
Other Creative Ways to Get Involved
There are a million different ways to become an important part of snow leopard conservation. We love to see our supporters find creative to contribute to our efforts in the cities where they live. By using your own special talents, you can help grow our efforts without necessarily making a direct donation. You have the power to create a lasting impact that directly benefits snow leopards living in the wild throughout Central Asia.
See our suggestions below, and if you have a creative idea you are planning to use to help snow leopards, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We use our social media channels to share the latest and greatest news about our conservation efforts. By visiting these pages you will learn what’s important to snow leopards right now, and find out ways you can help.
- Post a recommendation of our organization. We want to know what you think about our conservation efforts! If you post a positive recommendation of us on sites like Charitynavigator.org, Greatnonprofits.org or Givinglibrary.org, it will be read by potential supporters and encourage them to donate.
- Write about us on your blog or social media sites. If you already have your own online channels, consider sharing our story with your followers. Every post or article you write will give snow leopard conservation a stronger online presence, and we are happy to re-post the story you write on our channels as well.
- Use charity search engines. Did you know that you can raise money for snow leopards while doing everyday things like searching the internet and buying online? Goodsearch and Goodshop.org are search engines that donate 1¢ for every internet search made through their website. By selecting us as your charity of choice, you can make a donation with the click of a button.
Host an event for your friends and family
This is a great way to do something you love and help snow leopard conservation at the same time. You can host an event of your choice and ask for donations, seek out sponsorship, or sell a product to raise money on our behalf. Bowling competitions, garage sales, cook-offs, bake sales, lemonade stands, and bike marathons are just a few examples of events supporters have hosted on our behalf.
Join our Partnership Program
We partner with businesses, artists, and zoos around the world to raise awareness and funds for snow leopard conservation. To see who we are currently partnering with, please visit our Partner pages. If you own a business, you can donate proceeds from a product of service that your business offers. If you are an Artist, you can donate a portion of proceeds from your work. If you are affiliated with a Zoo, perhaps you can encourage them to join our Natural Partnership Program . If you own a shop, you can become a wholesale customer and sell our conservation products, in your store.
Sell our conservation products at a local fair in your area
If you know of a craft fair or festival that you think our products would be a good fit for (we tend to do really well at holiday gift bazaars) and would be willing to sell some of our products at it, please contact our sales team. We can help to fill out applications and will of course cover all booth fees. We will then send you a box of our products that you can then sell at the event and then you can send back what you are not able to sell. This is a great way to promote our community based conservation programs by helping us find new markets for the products.
How Kids Can Help
Do you love snow leopards? Did you know that you can help protect the snow leopards that live in the wild? You can do a lot of good for snow leopards in fun and creative ways! Below is a list of ideas for projects that you can start at school or in your neighborhood, and you can use your imagination to think of more! Once you’re all done with your project, please write in and tell us how it went!
Make snow leopards a part of your next school project
We know you have a lot of projects to do at school, so why not do a project about the snow leopards you love! Our Cat Facts page has a lot of great information to help you with your report.
Ask for a Snow Leopard Trust birthday present
If you ask your family to purchase one of our Snow Leopard Adoption Packages for your birthday present, you will get a cool gift and help save snow leopards at the same time! We also sell a lot of really cool presents like posters and tee-shirts. If your family buys your gift from our online shop, it will help save snow leopards too.
Reach out to your community to help you save snow leopards
Do you belong to a sporting group? A book club? A Church? The people around you – your friends’ parents, their coworkers and your neighbors could be just as interested in saving snow leopard as you are, but they may not know how to help. Many of our young supporters have shared their love of these magnificent cats with the adults they know and even collected donations to send in! If you send us your address (ask your parent/guardian for permission first) we can mail you some postcards to hand out to people. You can also download our snow leopard fact sheet to share with interested parties. Information is power!
Ask your teacher to teach your class about snow leopards
The Snow Leopard Trust’s conservation efforts are a really cool addition to any class about biology or our natural world. We even have a lesson plan (also called a curriculum) that your teacher can use! It includes a lot of fun activities for the whole class and some really interesting facts about snow leopards. This is a great way to share your love for snow leopards, while having a fun time in class. Download a free copy of the lesson plan to give to your teacher.