Volunteer for the 9th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off!

We are hosting the 9th Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, March 10, from 6 to 9pm, and we need your help!

Benefits include:

  • Free admission to the cook-off
  • Meeting other like-minded animal advocates
  • Contributing to the success of a fun event
  • Introducing people to delicious vegan food

To sign up to volunteer for the event, please fill out this form.

Below are the volunteer positions we need filled. Please read through them and decide which position(s) you’d like to help with.

Additional Cooks for Chili and Cornbread: 7 pm – 24 volunteer cooks total

In addition to volunteers at the event, we are also looking for compassionate folk willing to make chili or cornbread to serve at the event in order to keep up with chili demand. If receipts for supplies are kept, CAA can reimburse these volunteers.

  • 12 volunteers: Each make one large pot of vegan chili (about a gallon and a half) to serve as the “People’s Chili”
  • 12 volunteers: Each make one pan of vegan cornbread (about 9 x 13 inches)

Photographer- 5:30 to 8pm- 1 volunteer

Photograph the fun! If you have not volunteered with us before. please provide samples of your work.

Event Setup: 3-6pm – 3 volunteers

Prepare the venue for the event including setting up tables and chairs as well as serving stations.

Beer Wristband Sales–2 volunteers

Previous volunteering experience needed. Must be over 21.

Greeters: 5pm-8:30pm – 4 volunteers

Help with greeting and welcoming attendees, as well as checking ID’s, handing out score cards for the chili.

CAA Information Table: 6:30-8:30 pm – 2 volunteers

Hand out veg-friendly material to attendees who are interested in learning more about CAA and animal advocacy. Engage attendees in conversation about these topics. Take donations.

Food Servers:  8:15-10pm (5)

Serve People’s Chili and cornbread to attendees.

Contestant Assistants: 6:45-8:30pm (2)

Supervise the beverage station. Ensure that the needs of contestants are met.

Ballot Tallying: 6:30-7:45 pm – 4 volunteers

Count ballots to determine the winners of the cook-off. Laptops helpful.

Event Take Down: 9:00-10:30 pm – 5 volunteers

Clean and store dishes, clear tables, and help return the room to its former state.

Return supplies to office: 9:00-10:30 pm – 2 volunteers

Clean and store dishes, clear tables, and help return the room to its former state.

Organize supplies in office the Monday or Tuesday after the event- l volunteer


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