Supporting Portland's Vegan, Vegetarian, and Veg-curious Community

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Northwest VEG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Portland, OR that works to educate and encourage people to make vegan choices for a healthy, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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Volunteer Opportunities

NW VEG would not exist if not for our passionate and dedicated volunteers! Thanks to your support, we're able to reach more people and continue doing good. Whether you're looking for a one-time project or a longer term commitment, there's a good chance we have a match for your interests, skills, and goals.
Please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at volunteer@nwveg.org to get started!

Volunteer Training on Sunday, August 16 @ 3:30pm

Nervous about volunteering for the first time or want a refresher on how to be more effective when it comes to veg outreach? Then join us before our westside Portland potluck for a fun, informal tabling training Sunday, August 16 @ 3:30pm at West Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland). We will discuss how to setup the Northwest VEG table and effectively communicate with people who come up to the booth, plus give you some helpful tips for leafleting. Reply to this message or email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at volunteer@nwveg.org with any questions or to let us know that we will see you there!

11th Annual Portland VegFest Planning Committee

Would you like to be a part of the planning committee for VegFest 2015? If you have media, PR advertising, or event planning experience, an interest in offering your voice to our speaker, chef and vendor roster, or other creative talents to offer, please contact us. We hope to make the 11th Anniversary of Portland VegFest more sustainable, and even healthier than ever before and we would love to have your help! For more information, please email our Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Chelsea Davis, at volunteer@nwveg.org.

Portland VegFest!

Friday-Sunday, November 13-15

Did you know that volunteering for just one 3-hour shift at VegFest earns you free admission to BOTH days of Portland VegFest?! There is something for everyone and kids are welcome!
Volunteering for just one 3-hour shift during VegFest earns you FREE admission to BOTH days of Portland VegFest and if you volunteer for more than 6 hours in a day you will get a free meal voucher. We will also be doing a special raffle of over 20 awesome prizes from our speakers and supporters. You will get an raffle entry for each 3 hour shift you volunteer and recycling shifts are worth double!

There are also several LARGER volunteer roles available!
Check out our full list of VegFest volunteer opportunities here or email Chelsea at volunteer@nwveg.org for more information.

Upcoming Tabling Events

Volunteers are needed to help staff the Northwest VEG table at upcoming Portland events. This entails talking with interested attendees about a plant-based lifestyle and Northwest VEG offerings (including our classes, potlucks, presentations and more); handing out literature; directing attendees to additional resources and recipes as necessary; and generally putting a positive face to a compassionate lifestyle.
New volunteers are welcomed and will be paired with an experienced volunteer.

Alberta Street Fair
Where: Between 11th and 13th NE Alberta St, Portland
When: Saturday, August 8
Shifts: 10:30-2:30, 2:15-6:15

2015 Skosh Japanese Cultural Festival
Where: Gresham Main City Park
When: Saturday, August 8
Shifts: 9:30-1, 12:45-4:15

OHSU Farmers Market
Where: Courtyard near the Mackenzie Hall Fountain, OHSU, Portland
When: Tuesday, August 25
Shifts: 9:30-12, 11:45-2:15

OHSU Farmers Market
Where: Courtyard near the Mackenzie Hall Fountain, OHSU, Portland
When: Tuesday, September 15
Shifts: 9:30-12, 11:45-2:15

Hollywood Farmers Market
Where: NE Hancock between 44th & 45th Avenues., Portland
When: Saturday, November 7
Shifts: 8:30-11:00, 10:45-1:15

Upcoming Leafleting Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to pass our pro-veg literature at the following community events. Research has shown that you can save 1 animal for every 2 leaflets passed out!
New volunteers are welcomed and will be paired with an experienced volunteer.

More opportunities coming soon!
Have an idea for a place or event to leaflet at? Then email Chelsea at volunteer@nwveg.org with your suggestions!

Other Opportunities

We're constantly adding to the following list so please check back if you don't see anything that appeals to your interests at this time. Alternatively, if you have an idea for a project that isn't listed, you can email us at volunteer@nwveg.org to discuss ways to get others involved with your project too.