Volunteer for Portland VegFest

Did you know that we need more than 400 volunteers to make Portland VegFest happen? See below to learn how you can lend a hand in the planning and implementation of Portland VegFest! We can't do it without you!


Supply Truck Driver

This position activates in the week leading up to VegFest, and concludes on the Monday after VegFest, HOWEVER you will have the whole weekend free during VegFest, as load in happens prior to the event and load out happens after it is finished.

You: an energetic person with a driver’s license and responsible driving history. Confident driving a large rental truck, and able to lift and carry multiple ~50lb items throughout the day. Comes with free admission and two meal vouchers.

Friday Setup Squad

Moving/setting up tables, chairs, pipe and drape and signage in the hall. Unloading and moving boxes and helping vendors load in. Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, and bring a jacket, as the Hall doors will be open to the outside, and it might be cold/rainy. We recommend bringing work gloves if you have them. 

This position requires more physical activity than many other positions.

If you’re interested in learning more about either of these positions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator. Or, simply sign up today!


There are so many available positions! We have lots of different offerings to suit all kinds of people, from introverts to social butterflies, face painters to recycling fanatics….and everyone in between. Go here to learn all about them.

Most roles are on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th, and we also have limited positions available on Friday October 4th.

Who can volunteer?

Anyone and everyone! You can volunteer solo, or encourage your besties or your whole family to come and volunteer with you. With so many shifts and positions available, there’s bound to be something that strikes your fancy.

Volunteers under 18 will need to bring a signed parental consent form.

Volunteer at VegFest

In return for volunteering for a minimum of one shift, volunteers will receive:

  • Free admission to BOTH days of Portland VegFest

  • Introduction to a great community of like-minded volunteers

    BONUS: People who volunteer for two shifts in a single day will also receive a meal voucher good at any of the restaurants exhibiting at VegFest 2019!