Volunteer Training Class

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Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm

CAA Community Office

Giving out samples of vegan food
Giving out samples of vegan food

Compassionate Action for Animals’ Volunteer Training Class is a free, day-long workshop that covers how to be an effective advocate for animals, general animal protection philosophy, available local and national resources, and CAA’s work on behalf of farmed animals. Please register today! Registration is free, but required.

This six hour training is a great opportunity to:

  • Meet other activists who care about animals
  • Learn the essentials so you’ll be ready to talk to the public about animal issues
  • Learn about different ways that you can help!

The training includes a free lunch. We have room for just fifteen attendees, so please register to save your spot.

Instructor biographies:

With over 60 years of combined animal advocacy experience CAA trainers are prepared to make sure you are prepared.

Shannon Kimball
Shannon Kimball

Shannon Kimball has been involved in animal advocacy for 20 years as an artist, organizer, fundraiser, and speaker. He is the program coordinator for Compassionate Action for Animals’ humane education program, Bridges of Respect and a certified Minneapolis public schools volunteer. Humane education examines the challenges facing the planet from human oppression and animal exploitation to materialism and ecological degradation by augmenting curricula at all levels of education with information for creating a safe world for all. Shannon’s presentations on animal exploitation have reached thousands of students ranging from 6th grade language arts classes to college ethics courses. He presents regularly at the University of Minnesota, Normandale College, and St Cloud University, as well as dozens of middle and high schools around the Twin Cities. In addition, Shannon offers training courses for anyone who wants to find their voice for animals.

Jeff Johnson
Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson is an assistant professor of philosophy at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, where he regularly teaches courses on animal ethics and on the ethics of eating animals in particular. Jeff also volunteers for and serves on the board of directors of Compassionate Action for Animals.

Unny Nambudiripad
Unny Nambudiripad

Unny Nambudiripad is a co-founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Action for Animals. He has led outreach efforts, planned events, and developed campaigns for decades. Unny was awarded the Henry Spria Grassroots Animal Activist Award in 2013. He enjoys cultivating meaningful relationships with people who care about animals and sharing food with friends.

Freeman Wicklund
Freeman Wicklund

Freeman Wicklund has been active in animal protection in a variety of ways for over a quarter of a century. He started Compassionate Action for Animals’ human education program Bridges of Respect and has given thousands of presentations on animal protection to classrooms and community groups. He has worked for Bridges of Respect, the Institute for Humane Education, PETA, and Mercy For Animals. He helped start the open rescue movement in the United States by organizing the first open rescue at an egg facility and by training other groups on how to conduct their own open rescues.

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