Help animals & the planet! Become a Vegan Outreach Volunteer
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Do you like meeting new people? Are you passionate about promoting veganism? Come represent Northwest VEG all around Portland and the surrounding area at farmer's markets, fairs, film screenings, etc! Talk to the community about Northwest VEG's upcoming events, answer questions about transitioning to a plant-based diet, direct people to appropriate resources, and let the community know how welcoming we are. No experience doing outreach? Don't worry, we will train you and partner you with someone!
Volunteers should: have a positive and kind personality, be good with people and comfortable talking to strangers, have a mode of transportation that makes it easy to transport all tabling supplies to and from the event, have the ability to set up a folding table and 10x10 canopy if needed, and have an idea of what "veganism through an intersectional lens" means.
Northwest VEG's mission is to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world. Outreach to people new to the idea of plant-based eating and compassionate lifestyle choices is essential for us to move our mission forward. Outreach Volunteers are foundational to our organization!
As an Outreach Volunteer, you will be encouraged to examine your choices and beliefs in regards to compassionate living and to deepen your understanding of the issues we are facing. You will be trained to address a wide variety of questions that may arise while you are doing outreach and representing Northwest VEG, and emerge feeling stronger and more confident in your ability to discuss veganism with a wide variety of people.
Outreach locations vary depending on the season. In the spring and summer we often table outside at local farmer's markets on the weekends, which means somewhat early mornings. Regardless of time of year, evening outreach opportunities are fairly rare.
While representing Northwest VEG you will be expected to dress in a casual, semi-professional manner.
We'll work with your schedule.
Friends Meeting Hall4312 Southeast Stark StreetPortland, OR 97215
- Must be at least 18
- A typical outreach event at a farmer's market will run 7 hours, from around 7am to 2pm on a weekend. Other events might be a little more, or a little less.