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

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 to get started!

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.

Better Living Show
Where: Portland Expo Center @ 2060 Marine Dr., Portland
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 28&29
Saturday Shifts: 9:45am-12:45pm, 12:30-3:30pm, 3:15-6:15pm
Sunday Shifts: 10:45am-1:15pm, 1:00-3:30pm, 3:15-6:15pm

Second Annual Food as Medicine Symposium: Nourishing Prescriptions
Where: Bill Mitchell Hall (Room 310) NCNM Main Campus, 049 SW Porter St., Portland
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 28&29
Saturday Shifts: 7:45am–5:15pm
Sunday Shifts: 8:15am–4pm
Volunteering comes with FREE admission, lunch and evening mixer attendance. Volunteers will be responsible for setting up the table on Saturday, taking down the table on Sunday and tabling in between seminars. Weekend volunteers are preferred.

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 to discuss ways to get others involved with your project too.