Community Advocate

Are you passionate about changing the way we treat animals? Do you want to help reduce damage to our environment? Do you want to get people to enjoy healthy vegan food that looks good and tastes great?

The Vegan Society makes veganism more accessible and an easily adopted approach by supporting individuals, policy and decision makers, caterers, manufacturers, health care professionals and the media.

Being an advocate for veganism with The Vegan Society will mean doing a lot of communicating with people in your local community, expressing to them the range of benefits of a vegan lifestyle. You will form a part of a local group, with is headed by a local organiser, who liaises directly with the society staff. You just need to stay in touch with them and bring your passion. Activities can range from manning a stall, to giving a talk at an employee event, or it could be writing to a local newspaper or MP. Our mission statement also covers ensuring people have what they need in order to remain vegan, so there will be campaigns focused on getting more vegan options available, opportunities to support people who might be struggling with a vegan diet, and lots of other opportunities to support our work. When acting as an advocate, we expect you to act in line with The Vegan Society’s branding and messaging guidelines, and this will be guided by your local organiser. Another key part of being an advocate is reporting any issues you have to either your organiser, or to staff if your organiser isn't available/suitable.  

Skills

-          Ability to stay motivated in order to achieve the best possible outcomes

-          Committed to veganism, and the mission of The Vegan Society

-          Ability to stay calm if confronted with differing opinions or challenges

-          Good communicator, with the ability to be persuasive

-          Confident in communicating with people from a range of backgrounds

-          Public speaking experience

-          Experience of campaigning/influencing people

-          Any experience in talking with members of the public through customer/public service would be helpful

-          Awareness of current affairs, especially those that relate to veganism

-          Regular availability and willingness to stay committed to actions

-          Good team player 


Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18+
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

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Availability Details

For advocates, we ask for people to engage in around 3-4 actions a year, with each action taking no more than one day. So in total, we ask for 3-4 days a year, plus any meetings that are required to plan for actions, to be coordinated by your local organiser.


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