Volunteer Events

Training: Vegetarian Nutrition for TVA Volunteers

Do you ever get stumped by nutritional questions while tabling for the Toronto Vegetarian Association? Do you want to increase your knowledge about the benefits and how-to of adopting a vegetarian diet? Nimisha Raja of Evolving Appetites will host a special vegetarian nutrition information session for TVA volunteers. With 15 years of experience giving lectures and workshops, teaching cooking classes at Whole Foods, Loblaws and receiving training from the Phyisicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (makers of the Vegetarian Starter Kit), Nimisha is well equipped to provide you with the information and tools you need to feel comfortable staffing the TVA table at community events or the Vegetarian Food Festival, and answering any questions that come your way. When? Saturday, May 12th from 2:00 to 4:30 pm Where? Metro Hall (55 John Street) RSVP: Please RSVP by Monday, May 7th if you plan to attend. Read More


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Training: Role Playing for Vegetarian Outreach

The old saying goes “practice makes perfect”. We’ve consistently heard the feedback that on the spot, participatory training is key to ensuring volunteers are comfortable approaching the public and asking them to make a commitment to plant-based living, whether it’s asking them to sign up for the Veggie Challenge or to become a Toronto Vegetarian Association member. This session will give you the opportunity to role play with fellow volunteers and get practice “making the ask”, making sure you arrive at your next tabling shift with confidence! When? Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 from 6:30-8:00 pm Where? Metro Hall (King and John Street, near St. Andrew subway station) What? We’ll start with a brief review of “talking points”/tips for asking people to make a commitment, then you’ll break into small groups or partners to role play and practice responding to different scenarios and types of people. Free vegan snacks will be served at this playful session! We’ll bring along some free vegan snacks too. RSVP: To register for this session, please email volunteer@veg.ca, with your name, email address and phone number, and the subject “Role Playing Session”. Read More


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