Current Volunteer Opportunities


Do you have an opinion about what sorts of exhibitors we should feature at VegFest 2019? Perhaps you have lots of connections to local or national companies that are producing amazing vegan things and you’d love to see them at VegFest? Or maybe you’d like to deepen your connection to the vegan community by reaching out to companies and talking to them about how they could be involved at VegFest? Well then you might just be the perfect person to help us recruit exhibitors for our 2019 event!

Volunteers should: be familiar with Gmail and able to create canned responses, follow up in a timely manner, and manage their inbox with ease; feel comfortable cold-calling/cold-emailing businesses and non-profit organizations; conduct themselves professionally and eloquently at all times while representing Northwest VEG; and have approximately 6 hours per week that they can devote to this task.

Training and support will be provided for this position. Exhibitor recruiting starts in January 2019 and runs until September 3, 2019.

Email us at if you’d like to learn more about this position. 


Put all that savvy to good use and help us build our brand on social media.

Volunteers should: have their own well-curated account on Instagram (bonus points for Twitter or Snapchat expertise), be able to commit to creating content and posting at least once every other day, and possess familiarity of the veg*n, environmental, and animal rights landscape in Portland and the surrounding areas in order to create relevant, compelling, and visually appealing content.

Email us at if this sounds like you. 


Passionate about the cause? Represent Northwest VEG at a farmer's market, fair, film screening, or other event. 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 tabling events? 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, and have the ability to set up a folding table and 10x10 canopy if needed.

Email us at to find out more and get involved. 

Other Opportunities

NW VEG would not exist if not for our passionate and dedicated volunteers. 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 us at to get involved! 

  • Share a Proposal: Do you have an idea you'd like to see Northwest VEG implement? Fill out this initial proposal and send to our Executive Director Jaclyn for further discussion. We welcome your ideas!

  • Develop our Membership Incentive Program: Work with our Membership Committee to identify and approach restaurants and other veg businesses for potential NW VEG membership, plus aid in the expansion of discounts our current members receive.