Volunteering your time to a cause you are passionate about is the most effective way to make a big impact for the animals. Big or small, young or old, there are opportunities everywhere to make the festival a more welcoming and better place for all attendees.
When people have a great experience at the festival due to the hard work or smiling face of a volunteer, that might be the push they needed to explore a plant-based lifestyle which will create a more peaceful world for animals bit by bit.
Whether you’re a helping hand keeping the festival grounds clean, greeting attendees, or representing Compassionate Action for Animals at an outreach table, every role is important to create a welcoming and fun atmosphere at the festival.
In addition to the positive effects your volunteer work has on the community of vegans and skeptics around you, volunteering is a fun way to meet like-minded people! All volunteers for the event have the affirmative mindset to donate their time and services to make the festival a better place, and is a pool of positive connections ready to be made.
Each year Twin Cities Veg Fest relies on volunteers to keep the festival free for all and running smoothly, and we couldn’t do it without your hard work. I encourage you if you are able to join our team of dedicated volunteers and make a difference at this year’s Twin Cities Veg Fest! For a list of available positions and shift times we are looking for this year, please see our form at http://bit.ly/tcvegfest18vol. We look forward to working with you!
Prospective board members should attend and participate in at least one board meeting before they will be considered for board membership. After that, the board will ask you to fill out the questionnaire for prospective members. We may also ask you to attend a few more meetings before voting on whether to add you to the board.
If you are interested in joining the board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out when our next board meeting will take place.
Are you a college student in the Twin Cities who wants to help farmed animals? Or to you want to try out eating vegan? Come to our weekly meetings, enjoy food and conversation, meet other animal advocates, and learn how you can get involved. (High school seniors are welcome, too!)
At the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Weekly meetings for the University of Minnesota student group are every Wednesday from 7:30pm to 8:30pm in Coffman 319.
At Augsburg University
Weekly meetings for the Augsburg University student group begin on January 22. They will take place every other Tuesday from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Linell Library 202. Upcoming meeting will be on February 26, March 12 and 26, April 9 and 23, and May 2.
CAA passes out leaflets at colleges, concerts, and festivals. The Leafleting Coordinator finds appropriate venues to distribute leaflets and coordinates interested volunteers and leaflets alongside them.
Leafleting involves handing out brochures about factory farming and plant-based eating to the public. The Leafleting Coordinator oversees all of CAA’s leafleting. Our goal is to hand out leaflets two times a month with three or more volunteers.
Distribute literature about factory farming and plant-based eating to large numbers of people at local events that are especially attended by young adults, our target demographic
Provide volunteers with the opportunity to make a big difference for animals in a short amount of time
Benefits of Position
Reach new people who are interested in learning about animal agriculture and plant-based eating
Gain skills in interpersonal communication and program coordination
Contribute to a successful organization and movement
Meet like-minded animal advocates
Coordinate and participate in two leafleting events every month
Secure locations for leafleting
Communicate with venues about event regulations, ending times, and best areas to leaflet
Keep a supply of leaflets at the CAA office and order more when necessary
Arrange for transportation of materials to leafleting locations.
Keep detailed records of the amount and type of literature ordered and distributed
Recruit and train volunteers to help with leafleting
A strong desire to educate the public about animal cruelty and compassionate eating choices
Friendly and outgoing
Good communication skills
An ability to interact positively with a wide variety of people
Available late in the evening for concerts and during school hours for colleges to leaflet
What does it take to help farmed animals? Thoughtful planning and a variety of committed teams to make those plans a reality. One of those vital teams is the development committee.
To effectively advocate for animals we need an office space, staff members, communication resources, and volunteer support. These things cost money, and the development committee helps to raise funds that enable CAA to fulfill its mission.
The committee reports to the executive director. We also welcome volunteers who will work on only one of the activities listed below. To whatever extent you’d like to be involved, please contact the executive director at email@example.com.
Development Committee Member Duties
Collaborate to develop the annual development plan and support other committee members’ work
Meet every other month to support planning and track progress
Demonstrate leadership in philanthropy through personally helping reach annual goals (e.g., establish a monthly gift or increase total annual giving)
Committee members will work with each other and the executive director on one or more of the activities outlined below. Please note that committee members do not need to do all of these activities. For example, a current member is sending monthly letters, helping with general planning, and helped plan and execute the donor appreciation party.
Create an annual development plan
Thank donors who participate in campaigns within 24 hours by email or phone
Send thank you and tax receipt letters monthly
Help plan or host the annual donor appreciation party, which takes place in February
Plan annual events, including:
Twin Cities Veg Fest fundraiser
Year-end campaign tied to Give to the Max Day
Provide matching funds
Invite friends to participate in giving events through one or more strategies, including:
Invite friends to giving events (e.g., annual banquet)
Share online fundraisers
A personal fundraising page on GiveMN
A birthday fundraiser on Facebook
Speak at a fundraising event
Meet with donors
Identify potential corporate or foundation support
Assist in the development of proposals to corporations or foundations
Participate on the Twin Cities Veg Fest sponsorship subcommittee, which begins working each October
Bridges of Respect, a program of Compassionate Action for Animals, provides free humane education presentations for middle schools, high schools, after-school programs, colleges, and community groups in the Twin Cities metro area.
Founded in 1999, Bridges has given thousands of presentations to tens of thousands of students and has received excellent feedback from both teachers and students. The interactive presentations raise awareness about important issues affecting people, animals, and the environment. The program encourages critical thinking, leading participants to understand how their actions can have an impact.
Programs are flexible in length, modified for each age group, and tailored to fit curricular needs. Plant-based food samples are often included with presentations.
To request a free presentation for your class or if you would like to learn more about volunteering with Bridges of Respect, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridges of Respect Upcoming Events
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