Welcome to VeganActivism.org, the most comprehensive verified list of Vegan Activism organizations online for Vegans looking to jump into activism. Whether you have a lot of time or little, whether you're new or experienced, there's an organization here that's looking for your help to spread our compassionate vegan message.
Since Donald Watson founded The Vegan Society in 1944, volunteers have played a vital role in getting us to where we are today. From the streets to the spreadsheets, volunteers enable key projects and messages to get out in to the world, and so allow our work to keep growing. There are a range of ways you can get involved, whether you have 20 or 2 hours a month. We’re really proud of our volunteers, and love to shout about how great they are at every chance we get.
What’s volunteering like?
The practicalities of volunteering ranges from role to role, but regardless of what you’re doing, volunteering with us will always be meaningful, enjoyable, and well supported. Every project you ever work on will hold value to the charity’s work, and will feed in to the future of veganism. You’ll always be given what you need, and you’ll never be alone (unless you want to be!). Our volunteers usually work in teams, either with other volunteers or with staff, so you’ll be able to meet other vegans who care about the same things that you do. We have a monthly newsletter, so you’ll always be kept in the loop about what’s coming up, and what’s going on now. Along with all this, you’ll have a great time developing your skills and spreading the word about why everyone should be vegan, and stay vegan.
How can I volunteer?
Our volunteering happens in three camps. We have our office volunteer team (working at our Birmingham based Vegan HQ supporting general office duties), our specialist volunteers (lending their skills in various areas to support our work, spread out across the world), and finally our Community Network, launching summer 2019. The community network spans the UK, engaging local communities to learn more about The Vegan Society and veganism. To find out more, check out the detailed web pages below.
How to apply
If you see a role that you're interested in, you can submit your application via our online form. From there, we will aim to reveiw your application within 5 working days, and get back to you to explain any next steps.
Always 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.
Buy 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.
Move 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!
Update your social media profile descriptions or website with a link to a vegan youtube video! Use a goo.gl link to track clicks and stats. We recommend Gary or Earthling Ed's speech!
Print vegan-friendly flyers and pamphlets for people's mailboxes, or under their doors! Hand them out to people, leave them at libraries, colleges, supermarkets, or hang them in public places! Print or order resources by clicking here.
Contact 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.
Host 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!
Leave 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.
Wear 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!
Tweet 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.
Donate 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.
Use your creative skillsets and create various forms of art like songs, poems, stories, drawings, and so on, to spread the message of going vegan!
Set 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.
Ask 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.
Perform chalk activism on public streets to spread information, facts and more - legally. Make sure the chalk is vegan (Crayola isn’t vegan)!
Change 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.
Post 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!
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