Twin Cities Veg Fest Volunteer Leadership Positions

We need experienced volunteer leaders to make this event a success! Thank you in advance for your help. Together we can make a big difference for animals. If you’d like to help please contact us at volunteer@tcvegfest.com.

We will have an optional volunteer orientation on Saturday, October 22, from 1 pm to 2:15 pm. This orientation is for new volunteers and for volunteer leaders. We will also have an optional phone orientation before the festival.

For the positions listed below, we need help both on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 and we need one volunteer for each position. Exceptions are listed below.

Set-up (filled)

  • Description: monitor volunteers and help set up tables & chairs, put down tablecloths, set up CAA table, set up water stations, help food vendors carry things if needed
  • Benefits: meet different exhibitors with veg-friendly products
  • Requirements: helpful direction-followers who are able to lift heavy objects (25 lbs). Must be very knowledgeable about the festival!
  • 7:30am – 11:00am

CAA table

  • Description: supervise volunteers at the CAA table; give them a rundown of the organization so they feel comfortable fielding basic questions and be a reference for questions they cannot answer
  • Benefits: help others navigate the event and meet a variety of people, while educating the public about animal issues and vegetarianism/veganism
  • Requirements: knowledgeable, involved CAA volunteer who is good with people
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm (filled on Saturday, available all day on Sunday)

Food giveaway table (filled)

  • Description: supervise prep and service of donated food. Ensure food safety rules are followed
  • Benefits: try some samples and educate the public about tasty vegan food
  • Requirements: hard worker who can follow food safety rules (gloves, hairnets, etc.) who is outgoing and friendly
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm

Kitchen Manager

  • Description: coming soon!
  • Benefits: coming soon!
  • Requirements: coming soon!
  • 9:00am to 4:00pm (available Saturday, filled Sunday)

Pay-Per-View table (filled)

  • Description: supervise Pay-Per-View table; ensure we talk to everyone who watches a video after they’re done
  • Benefits: educate the public about animal issues and veganism
  • Requirements: knowledgeable, involved CAA volunteer who is good with people
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm

Greeter (filled)

  • Description: lead welcoming volunteers, help with greeting – give examples; give a rundown of the event so they feel comfortable fielding basic questions and give them a reference for questions they cannot answer; monitor amount of swag bags and programs so we don’t run low
  • Benefits: help others navigate the event and meet a variety of people, while educating the public about animal issues and vegetarianism/veganism;
  • Requirements: friendly people-person who is upbeat, cheerful, and welcoming and has a basic knowledge of the event to answer questions
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm

Maintenance

  • Description: station volunteers to monitor water stations and refill as needed and monitor trash receptacles and empty as needed; show volunteers how tasks should be done – where water tanks are located, how to replace empty with new ones, where trash is placed and where new trash bags can be found, what materials are compostable; make sure we have enough water stations and tanks and that we don’t run low; analyze trash receptacle locations to be adequate.
  • Benefits: learn about composting, teach others about compostable options and improve our environment
  • Requirements: tough heavy-lifter who can tolerate trash and carry heavy water jugs
  • 10:30am – 4:00pm
    • Available all day Saturday, filled Sunday

Clean-up and Evening Transport (filled)

  • Description: monitor volunteers and pack up, help exhibitors carry things if needed
  • Benefits: meet different exhibitors with veg-friendly products
  • Requirements: helpful direction-followers who are able to lift heavy objects (25 lbs)
  • Must be very knowledgeable about the festival!
  • 3:45pm – 5:30pm on Saturday; 3:45pm – 6:30pm on Sunday