For Sanctuaries

Leaders for Ethics, Animals, and the Planet


These guidelines apply to any Participating Sanctuary that wishes to host LEAP Interns  Each Participating Sanctuary is required to comply with these guidelines to participate in LEAP’s programs.  LEAP may modify these guidelines from time to time at its sole discretion. If you have any questions, please email

What is Leap?

Leaders for Ethics, Animals, and the Planet (LEAP) provides education and training for high school students in the areas of:

  • hands-on, compassionate animal care
  • food and agricultural systems
  • leadership development
  • wildlife and habitat conservation
  • farmed animal welfare
  • human health supported by a vegan diet
  • the intersection of human and animal rights
  • climate change solutions
  • social emotional learning
  • ocean conservation
  • food deserts and food insecurity
  • domestic animal care and community outreach

From September through May for approximately 10 hours per month, students and their peers will meet at a local animal sanctuary to care for rescued animals, assist with infrastructure projects, and participate in a humane education curriculum, all culminating in a community-based project related to the rescued animals!

Rancho Compasion Sanctuary Teens at barn with goat
LEAPers with rescued veal calf, Duncan, who is now five years old.

Are you a sanctuary who would like to participate?

Step 1: Download & sign LEAP Participating Sanctuaries Guidelines PDF
Step 2: Fill out the contact form below and attach signed PDF

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