Volunteer Shout-Out: Sheri Olson

Did you know that Twin Cities Veg Fest is the Midwest’s largest veg festival, and we’re expecting about 10,000 guests in 2021? Did you also know that the festival is almost entirely run by volunteers? Meet one of our Twin Cities Veg Fest Volunteer Coordinators, Sheri Olson. Sheri will be providing amazing feats of organization, coordination, leadership and solid support for volunteers on the day of the festival. Find out what Sheri has to say about volunteering for this year’s big event.

What inspired you to get involved with the Twin Cities Veg Fest?

I have been vegan for almost 8 years. I wanted to use my skills and love of event-planning to help support CAA and veganism in my community.

Sheri Olson

What are you most looking forward to about the festival?

I can’t wait to see all the vegan vendors and all the people connecting with great food. It’s really great to see people having a positive experience with being veg.

What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering for Twin Cities Veg Fest? 

It is super fun and you get to know other people who are like-minded. It’s an easy way to support and promote veganism.

What, in your opinion, is the best thing about being a festival volunteer?

I really love meeting other people that think like me regarding animals. It’s a whole connecting thing — connecting with vendors, companies, food, and other veg-loving people. It really helps support your choices throughout the year. It makes you feel that you are not alone.

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Sunday, September 19, 2021

Twin Cities Veg Fest 2021

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