What are they all about?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Northwest Animal Rights Network (NARN). Volunteers are fundamental in our mission to end the exploitation of animals. Whether you’re an experience veteran in the world of animal activism or you’re dipping your toes in the water for the first time, we’re looking forward to working with you!
NARN has been dedicated to ending the exploitation of animals by raising awareness of animal suffering in the food, entertainment, experimentation, and fashion industries since 1986. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and include teachers, engineers, social workers, students, computer programmers, and artists. Our efforts include outreach, demonstrations, litigation, and educational events. No matter what your talents are, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. There are so many ways to get involved with the Northwest Animal Rights Network that there are sure to be plenty of volunteer opportunities that fit your interest, skill, energy, and time available.
What type of activism do they do?
Examples of volunteer work include:
- Handing out pamphlets and information (leafletting and tabling)
- Tabling outreach at local events
- Flyering at local events
- Helping out with organizing events
- Participating in work parties
- Conducting online research
- Writing blog posts
- Design, poster design, logo making, etc.
- Sign & Poster making
- Letter writing
- Campaign management
- Demonstrating at circuses, animal labs, furriers, etc.
- Web programming (CSS, WordPress, etc.)
- Event planning and management
- Fundraising and development (broad activities)
- Member recruiting and outreach (broad activities)
- Marketing (social outreach, street teams, etc.)
For more specific volunteer opportunities, our Monthly Volunteer Newsletter will highlight current needs. Please fill out our Volunteer Form below to be added to this list. If you’re not in the Northwest area and/or looking for ideas to help animals, here are some other ideas of What You Can Do to Help Animals.
How do I get involved?
To start volunteering with Northwest Animal Rights Network, click a button below!
1Always ask for vegan options when you're eating out, walking by a restaurant, store, or bar. Even if you already know that they don't have vegan options, asking creates a demand for it.
2Buy vegan-friendly stickers and place them on walls, lamp poles, & other public areas. You can also attach QR code stickers on meat products. Please respect local laws! Find stickers
3Move bookstore cookbooks so that plant-friendly recipes have more exposure near meat-based recipe books. Please be respectful and ask these stores first if you can rearrange them!
6Contact stores around you and ask them to carry more vegan / plant-based / dairy-free items! It creates demand, and it only takes a few seconds to google your local store's website and email address! Example
7Host potlucks / vegan meals by inviting friends and family over and cooking for them! Show them how good plant-based meats, milks and desserts actually are!
8Leave positive Yelp reviews at restaurants that offered vegan options and give feedback to restaurants that you'd like to see more plant-based options! Examples.
9Wear vegan shirts / clothes and other items! By wearing vegan-friendly messages on your clothes you help normalize veganism and hopefully plant a few seeds in people around you!
10Tweet or email celebrities that you look up to, whether they play music, star in movies, write books, respectfully ask them to consider looking into Veganism! Examples here.
11Donate to sanctuaries or organizations that could really use the funding! You could even sponsor an Animal at a sanctuary; your money is sorely needed. Donation list.
12Use your creative skillsets and create various forms of art like songs, poems, stories, drawings, and so on, to spread the message of going vegan!
13Set up a free public booth somewhere and give out small sample cups of plant-based milks to show people how good they are, and where to buy them from! Hand out pamphlets with information.
14Ask your family to donate towards vegan organizations or sanctuaries in place of getting you birthday, wedding or christmas gifts! Plant some seeds in their mind! Donate list.
15Perform chalk activism on public streets to spread information, facts and more - legally. Make sure the chalk is vegan (Crayola isn’t vegan)!
16Change your WiFi network name to link directly to a free documentary! You can do "WATCHDOMINION.COM" or a similar link, it's a quick and easy thing to do! Screenshot.
17Post content on reddit.com that's relevant to the community without directly pushing an agenda. Click here for a full guide on how to contribute there!