Volunteer at the Festival

We need lots of volunteers to make this event a success. If you’d like to help please contact us at volunteer@tcvegfest.com.

Are you extra-special? Maybe you can be a volunteer leader!

Set-up

  • Description: put down tablecloths, set up CAA table, set up cooking demo, set up water stations, 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)
    • 8:00am – 10:00am (8 available)

Sign Language Interpreter

  • Description: Provide sign language interpretation services for attendees who need this; interpret talks that these attendees would like to attend;
  • Benefits: meet other CAA volunteers; help make this event more accessible
  • Requirements: experience with sign language interpretation; friendly; capable of real-time interpretation;
    • 10:00am – 1:00pm (1 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (1 available)

Speaker Monitor

  • Description: help speakers set up, be the contact for any technical difficulties, answer questions that attendees may have regarding speaker agenda
  • Benefits: meet reputable experts in the field and connect with great people!
  • Requirements: professional, friendly people-person ready to help our distinguished speakers
    • 10:15am – 1:30pm (1 available)
    • 1:15pm – 3:30pm (1 available)

Maintenance

  • Description: monitor water stations and refill as needed, monitor trash receptacles and empty as needed, monitor compost station and help attendees sort their compost and trash; keep bathrooms stocked with toilet paper, soap, etc.
  • 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
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (3 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (3 available)

CAA Table

  • Description: staff the CAA table and answer questions from attendees; give away donated food
  • 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
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (2 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (2 available)

Veg Fest Table

  • Description: staff the Veg Fest info table and answer questions from attendees; encourage people to fill out an evaluation form so they can enter the raffle and maintain records needed for raffle
  • 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
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (2 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (2 available)

Food Giveaway Table

  • Description: Staff the food giveaway table. Prepare donated food and answer questions from attendees
  • Benefits: try some samples (you have to know what you’re giving away) 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
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (3 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (3 available)

Pay-Per-View Table

  • Description: Staff the Pay-Per-View table. Pay people $1 to watch a short video on factory farming
  • Benefits: educate the public about animal issues and veganism
  • Requirements: knowledgeable, involved CAA volunteer who is good with people
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (2 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (2 available)

Volunteer Check-in Table

  • Description: Check in volunteers as they come and direct them to their station.
  • Benefits: Meet every volunteer that is helping and play a key role in the smooth operation of the event
  • Requirements: volunteer who is good with people. Note: we would prefer a volunteer who could stay all day, from 9:45 am to 4 pm (of course there will be opportunities to take breaks).
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (1 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (1 available)

Greeter

  • Description: welcome attendees and hand out bags and programs; count attendees; direct flow of traffic
  • 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
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (5 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (4 available)

Floater

  • Description: staff the info table, run errands as needed, and fill staffing gaps
  • Benefits: possibly have a variety of tasks throughout the day to help others navigate the event and meet a variety of people
  • Requirements: flexible laid-back volunteer who can go with the flow and respond to our needs as necessary with knowledge of CAA and the event
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (1 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (1 available)

Tech Support

  • Description: help with technically difficulties as needed
  • Benefits: Show off tech skills and meet new people!
  • Requirements: tech-savvy computer geek who likes working with various electronic equipment
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (1 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (1 available)

Kids’ Area

  • Description: help with kids activities, games, etc.
  • Benefits: bring out your inner child in this stress-free environment!
  • Requirements: kid-friendly caretaker who loves playing games with youngsters
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (2 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (2 available)

Cooking Demo Helpers

  • Description: Help cooks set up for cooking demonstrations, pass out samples and help clean the demo table between cooks
  • Benefits: meet vegan chefs and sample the food!
  • Requirements: outgoing, friendly person
    • 8:45am – 1:00pm (3 available)
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (3 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (4 available)
    • 12:45pm – 5:30pm (2 available)

Photographers

  • Description: take photos of the event; take photos to demonstrate for next year’s festival how we set up the table, the concert area, speakers room, etc.
  • Benefits: show off your photography skills and/or gain experience and expertise
  • Requirements: outgoing photographer (preferably with a professional camera) who has an eye for framing and an idea of what images would promote next year’s event
    • 9:45am – 1:00pm (1 available)
    • 12:45pm – 4:00pm (1 available)

Clean-up

  • Description: 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)
    • 4:00pm – 6:00pm (10 available)
      • 2 of these people will be assigned to help clean up the cooking demos (theater & kitchen)

Evening Transport

  • Description: load, haul and unload equipment and supplies from Coffman to CAA community space(2100 1st Ave S)
  • Benefits: meet other CAA volunteers and help wrap-up the day-long event
  • Requirements: can lift heavy objects (25 lbs)
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm (5 available)