Outreach with CAA at TC Pride

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Saturday, June 29, 2024 - Sunday, June 30, 2024
10:00am - 7:00pm

Loring Park

Volunteer to do Outreach at TC Pride

Join us at Twin Cities Pride the weekend of June 29-30! Volunteers will run outreach games to help attendees learn about how their food choices impact animals. We have a variety of different shifts available. Your help is critical to a successful event. Sign up here.


What is Twin Cities Pride?

Twin Cities Pride takes place at Loring Park in Minneapolis, celebrating LGBT communities. The Pride festival welcomes over 500,000 attendees each year. This makes it CAA’s largest in-person outreach event. There are many artists, vendors, organizations, food trucks, and live performances, along with a beer garden. You may want to plan time to walk around the event before or after your volunteer shift.


Volunteering at TC Pride

At the event, we’ll be tabling each day, 10am-7pm on Saturday and 10am-6pm on Sunday. 

At the festival, volunteers will engage attendees in discussing how to make our diets more humane by moving towards plant-based eating, and invite interested people to take the Explore Veg Challenge and/or sign a petition against intensive confinement (gestation crates, battery cages, etc).

At the table, we’ll have a spin wheel game where attendees guess an answer to a question that helps them learn about the ways animal agriculture harms individual animals.

Sample spin wheel questions include:

  • How many square feet of space are chicken farmers encouraged to provide for each chicken? 
  • Pigs’ tails are part of their spine and have many nerves. What percentage of pigs on farms have their tails cut off without painkillers? 
  • Chickens prefer to sleep through the night just like humans do. How many hours of consecutive darkness do farmers have to give birds to let them sleep?

Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you have the answers!

There is also a set of kid-friendly questions that encourage empathy for animals. We use these kid-friendly questions when children stop by. 

In addition, volunteers can help with measuring our impact by writing down comments from attendees during the event. We’ll provide a pen and notebook for doing so.

Who can volunteer?

If you’re passionate about animal rights and/or welfare, or about helping people move towards plant-based eating, this event is for you. We’ll support you in how to do effective outreach. All are welcome to volunteer and no experience is required. 

How can I sign up to volunteer? 

You can view the available positions online and sign up for a volunteer shift!


Support for Volunteers

We’ll reach out to you a few days prior to the event to confirm your participation.  At that time we’ll introduce you to the staff leading the event. You’ll get their cell phone number in case anything comes up day-of.

At the event, we’ll make sure you get a chance to know the staff and other volunteers participating in outreach. Then we’ll help you know what to say to attendees and give you spin wheel questions. 

Before your shift, after your shift, or during a quiet time in your shift, we’ll have a plant-based snack and a drink for you to enjoy. We’ll also have a first aid kit on hand.


Will I hear from you after volunteering at the event?

Yes! The staff leading the event will reach out to thank you and tell you about the event’s impact. We want you to know about the difference you made as a result of volunteering with us.

Get involved at other Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) events!

Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) hosts many events throughout the year, including Twin Cities Veg Fest, the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge, Vegan Recipe Club, cooking classes, potlucks, outreach events, and so much more! If you can’t make this event, or just want to know about other opportunities to get involved with CAA, we’ve got so many ways to connect with the community, enjoy vegan food, and make a difference. Visit our volunteer page to see all opportunities!

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