Current Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the following positions, please click here to submit your volunteer application form.

 

Vegetarian Outreach Events – Staff the Toronto Vegetarian Association table at community events and trade shows, answering people’s questions about vegetarianism, promoting a plant-based diet, and spreading the word about the resources and events TVA has to offer.

Lifelines Editorial Director – Do you have experience editing or co-editing a newspaper/publication? Are you great at leading and communicating with a team? The Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is looking for a volunteer Lifelines Editorial Director to oversee the creation and management of the TVA’s quarterly magazine and to support strategic goal-setting of the magazine with the Executive Director. Click here for full details.

Committees and Teams – Use your skills and expertise in a variety of areas to help keep the Toronto Vegetarian Association running smoothly. We are also recruiting for our Board of Directors.

Virtual Volunteer OpportunitiesLetter Writing Team If you’ve got a busy schedule or if you don’t live in the GTA, you can still contribute to our mission to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle. Check out our volunteer positions that can be done from home.

Other Volunteer Opportunities –  Veg Holiday Market, Resource Centre and Podcast Crew,  Outreach Set Up and Tear Down, Veg Guide Distributors

New positions are popping up all the time! See what projects or upcoming events we have on the go and where we need some extra help right now!

Veg Food Fest: Be part of North America’s largest vegan festival! We have positions doing everything from staffing TVA tables, doing photography, helping with set up and tear down, helping with cooking demos, helping out in the office leading up to the event, and so much more! Visit vegfoodfest.com/volunteer for a full list of positions and the application to apply.

Make sure to sign up to receive updates about the latest volunteer postings by joining our volunteer list on the right-hand side of this page.

 

Vegetarian Outreach Events

If you’re interested in tabling for TVA at any of the following events, please email Barbi Lazarus, Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator, using the following template:

Name of Event:
Shift(s) Interested In:
First Time Volunteer? (yes/no) (If yes, please include your phone number)
Have you received training from TVA?

VegFest London

When? Saturday, November 9th

Shifts Available: 10 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 6 pm

Where? Western Fair Agriplex (845 Florence Street, in London)

Tell me more: This is your chance to check out vendors from the London area that you may not have had a chance to try before! Make a day of it to check out this great Veg Fest and spend a few hours of your day volunteering for TVA. Click here for more details. 

Vegan Christmas Market

When? Saturday, December 15th

Shifts Available: 10 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 6 pm

Where? Ontario Heritage Centre (8 Adelaide Street East)

Tell me more: This new market features pastries, chocolates, cosmetics, clothing, and more. Enjoy the event an hour before or after your shift! Click here for more details.

Outreach Set Up and Tear Down Team

Do you want more people in the GTA to learn about the benefits of a vegetarian diet? Do you want to see more people sign up for the Veggie Challenge? And, do you have a car and a few hours to spare each month?

Then join our Set Up and Tear Down Crew for outreach events! Toronto is jam packed with events throughout the year and there’s so many opportunities for TVA to be present. But we can only be there with the help of a driver to transport our materials to and from the TVA office to these great community events.

Description: We’re looking for new people to join our team and help out at an event or two each month. The role involves picking up materials from the TVA office at a time that’s convenient for you, transporting them to the event on the actual day of the event and setting up the TVA table.

Alternatively, it can be done in the reverse! You can do a tear down shift where you’d pack up the materials at the end of an event, and bring them back to the TVA office at a time that’s convenient for you.

Members of our set up and tear down crew receive a FREE TVA discount card, offering savings at over 115 veg-friendly businesses in the GTA.

Qualifications and Application: You should be comfortable with heavy lifting, including up and down a flight of stairs, and must be willing to use your own vehicle for the role. Please email Barbi Lazarus with the subject Set Up and Tear Down Team.

 

Want to take your volunteering to the next level? Become an Outreach Specialist!

Description: Outreach specialists are trained and experienced volunteers in the outreach program who act as mentors to new volunteers, and lead other volunteers on their shifts, ensuring everyone is aware of the goals of the event and that all volunteers are motivated to reach those goals. They also play an important communication connecting link between staff and other volunteers, passing on messages to fellow volunteers and keeping staff informed about events they volunteer at.

Expectations/Qualifications: Outreach specialists should have strong leadership and communication skills, be outgoing and personable, and have completed at least 3 TVA outreach shifts. They are expected to volunteer at least once every two months for a 3 hour shift, although are encouraged to volunteer more frequently or take on a full day table captain shift from time to time.

Outreach specialists must complete the Online Key Messages and Programs Training, as well as a mentor shift with another outreach specialist.

Next Steps: If you’re interested in taking your volunteering with TVA to the next level and becoming an outreach specialist, email volunteer@veg.ca describing your interest in the position and your experience volunteering with TVA.

**Note: If you just began volunteering with TVA and are still interested in becoming an Outreach Specialist, that’s no problem! Let us know of your interest, volunteer for a couple of outreach shifts and we can chat again about becoming an outreach specialist after you’ve volunteered a few times.*

 

Volunteer Lifelines Editorial Director 

Description: Do you have experience editing or co-editing a newspaper/publication? Are you great at leading and communicating with a team? Do you want to volunteer your skills for a great cause?

The Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is looking for a volunteer Lifelines Editorial Director to oversee the creation and management of the TVA’s quarterly magazine and to support strategic goal-setting of the magazine with the Executive Director. They will also manage a group of volunteers to achieve those goals.

Lifelines is a magazine of the Toronto Vegetarian Association published quarterly, and given to TVA members and beyond. It is led and run by volunteers to keep members connected and in the know about what’s going on at TVA and the plant-based movement as a whole, and to engage new members.

Expectations:

–       Develop an annual editorial plan with the Executive Director and key staff members and suggest changes as trends emerge

–       Manage the annual deadline schedule and rough content plan for Lifelines each year

–       Assign, collect and edit/review Lifelines content as per the content plan while rotating columns/topics based on the Lifelines mandate and TVA’s strategic plan and mission

–       Lead and manage a team of volunteer writers and editors on a quarterly basis over the entire year

–       Work closely with TVA staff and Lifelines graphic designer to ensure the issue is completed with ads and content by the quarterly print deadline

–       Conduct an annual editorial meeting with all Lifelines volunteers

–       Review the editorial goals of Lifelines with the Executive Director as overall organizational goals change

–       Provide feedback on the financial goals for the publication and work within those boundaries

–       Utliize google docs, dropbox and other sharing tools to manage the work of the content-creators and the overall plan of the publication

Qualifications 

–    Previous experience being the editor or co-editor of a publication is an asset

–    Familiarity with TVA’s mission, vision, values and programs

–    Excellent project management skills

–    Excellent communication and team-building skills to work with TVA staff and volunteers

–  Team leadership or volunteer management experience is an asset

–   Initial time commitment of 5-10 hours for orientation and planning

–  Regular commitment 20-30 hours every quarter moving forward

Accountabilities and Reporting Relationship

The Lifelines Editorial Director reports to the Executive Director of the Toronto Vegetarian Association for performance against the editorial plan of Lifelines and meeting its annual goals. The Executive Director is accountable for ensuring that content, quality, direction and planning requirements are met. This relationship will be supported by a quarterly planning and review meeting to ensure both the effectiveness and efficiency of the publication process.

Training and orientation will be provided for the new editor to take over the roles and responsibilities.

Application Process

Please send your resume and cover letter addressed to Denyse Mehta, Executive Director via email at volunteer@veg.ca, highlighting how your experience and skills fit into the requirements of this position, with the subject line Lifelines Editorial Director Application.

Please note this is a volunteer, unpaid position. It is a great opportunity for editors wanting to grow their skills and competencies, or to utilize highly-developed skills to support TVA’s mission of promoting plant-based living.

 

Committees and Teams

Board of Directors

This is your opportunity to submit a self-nomination for election to the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Board of Directors on December, 1, 2019 at the Annual General Meeting.

TVA’s volunteer board manages the affairs of the TVA. Members of the board act in a position of trust and are responsible for the TVA’s effective governance.

We welcome candidates from a variety of skills and backgrounds. In particular, we are looking for people who have skills and knowledge to contribute to these board activities, in these areas by priority. Other skills are welcome as well.

  • Fundraising
  • Human resources
  • Marketing and development
  • Nominating and governance

 

  • Audit and finance
  • Programs review
  • Strategic planning

TVA values diversity in leadership and we encourage expressions of interest from visible minority candidates and others from under-represented communities.

All candidates must be be a member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association by August 31, 2019.

In addition, candidates must be 18 years and older, and be vegetarian since November 2018.

The deadline to submit your nomination is November 10th, 2019.

If you are interested in running for the election or if you have questions, please contact Denyse Mehta, Executive Director, at denyse@veg.ca and include your cover letter and resume.

Programs Review Committee

Do you have a passion for using your keen analytical skills and your strategic outlook to contribute to the greater good?

The Programs Review Committee is a standing committee of the Toronto Vegetarian Association with the role of examining and evaluating new and existing Toronto Vegetarian Association programs through data collection, qualitative research, and collaborative discussions. They provide the Board of Directors recommendations to modify, enhance or validate programs, including both program structure and leadership.

Qualifications and Expectations: We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and skillsets. Candidates with experience in the following areas would be an asset to the committee: program evaluation and design, volunteer management, outreach/activism, program monitoring organizational development and non-profit management. The committee meets once a month for 2 hours and committee members take on projects to complete in between meetings for approximately 4 hours of work per month.

Email volunteer@veg.ca with your resume and cover letter if you are interested.

Chair of the Veggie Challenge Team

Are you a self-starter who’s passionate about inspiring people to go veg? We’re looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, passionate TVA volunteer to lead the Veggie Challenge team, taking the program to the next level and getting more people than ever signed up to try a veg diet for one week, and beyond!

The Veggie Challenge Team meets monthly to discuss visioning and ideas for expanding the program and tracking its success. Ongoing work needed to keep the program running is divided up between team members according to their skills and interests, to complete in between meetings.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Veg* (vegetarian or vegan)
  • Strategic planning: coordinating team efforts and projects to continue growing and improving the Veggie Challenge program
  • Meeting coordination skills: organizing regular team meetings, preparing agendas, notifying participants, and maintaining up-to-date files
  • Team leadership: facilitate team discussions, coordinate the team’s work plan, delegate tasks to team members, and follow-up to ensure completion
  • Communication: communicate and meet with team members, the Executive Director and other committee chairs as required

Assets

  • Being tech and web-savvy would be an asset.

Application

To apply, please send a your résumé along with a letter describing your interest in the position and any relevant skills, education or experience to: Barbi Lazarus, Volunteer Resources Coordinator volunteer@veg.ca.

Veggie Challenge Social Media & Communications Volunteer

Are you skilled in communications and social media, and would like to use your powers to help people become veg? We’re looking for someone to help manage and grow our social media presence (Facebook and Instagram). There will also be work around website maintenance and growth (in particular helping re-animate our blog).

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Veg* (vegetarian or vegan)
  • Experience creating and organizing content for social media platforms
  • Comfortable navigating online programs such as WordPress and MailChimp
  • Ability to frame and cater content to different audiences

Assets

  • Experience managing multiple social media platforms
  • Completion of the Veggie Challenge Program

Application

To apply, please send a your résumé along with a letter describing your interest in the position and any relevant skills, education or experience to: Barbi Lazarus, Volunteer Resources Coordinator volunteer@veg.ca.

Veggie Challenge ‘Nutritionist’

Are you that person your friends are constantly going to for advice on what to eat and how to stay healthy? We need someone to be our go-person for Veggie Challenge participants to reach out to if they have any questions or concerns about staying healthy on a veg diet. You’ll be replying to emails participants send in, and helping out where needed to develop Veggie Challenge resources that provide nutritional support and guidance.

Qualifications & Expectations

  • Veg* (vegetarian or vegan)
  • Degree in Nutrition (or related)
  • Strong communication skills; ability to allay concerns and offer support to participants
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to organize and keep track of all emails that need to be responded to

Assets

  • Research skills; answers to participants’ questions should be evidence-based and should direct them to more information
  • Application

    To apply, please send a your résumé along with a letter describing your interest in the position and any relevant skills, education or experience to: Barbi Lazarus, Volunteer Resources Coordinator volunteer@veg.ca.

 

 

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

 

Letter Writing Team

Do you have a persuasive way with the written word? Are you motivated to respond to media articles that discuss issues you’re passionate about? Then join our Letter Writing Team and help demonstrate to the public that people do care about animals, and that support for vegetarianism is on the rise. Click here to see letters recently submitted and published by members of the TVA letter writing team.

Description: When you join our letter writing team, we’ll alert you to relevant articles in the paper that discuss vegetarianism in either a positive or negative light, so that you can send in your letter of praise or critique to the editor. There will never be an obligation for you to write, but the more letters sent to the editor in response to any particular article, the more likely it is that one of them will get published. Please note: As a member of the letter writing team, you agree that you will be sending in letters to the editor on your own behalf, and NOT as a representative of TVA.

Next Steps: Send an email to Barbi with the subject “Letter Writing Team” to be added to the mailing list.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

 

Veg Holiday Market

Drivers
Shifts/Duties Load-In – Picking up from the TVA office on Saturday, November 23rd during RC hours (1-4 pm) or Friday, November 22nd during business hours. Dropping off on-site Sunday, November 24th at 9:00 am. Note: This position requires heavy lifting, including up and down a flight of stairs and ideally someone who drives an SUV or van.

Load-Out – Help tear down/pick up materials from end of event on-site at 8 pm on Sunday November 24th, then drive back to TVA office (17 Baldwin Street) with our festival coordinator Lainey, and unload. Note: This position requires heavy lifting, including up and down a flight of stairs.

Set-Up
Shift: 8:30 am to 10:30 am, 3 volunteers needed
Duties: Helping to set up tables for exhibitors, setting up the TVA booth/bookstore, setting up signage around the venue.

Clean up

Shift: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm, 3 volunteers needed
Duties: Helping to put away tables for exhibitors, packing up the TVA booth/bookstore, generally tidying up and emptying garbage/recycling at the venue

Ticketing
Shifts: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm, 4 volunteers needed per shift
Duties: You will be checking in people with an iPad who have purchased tickets, and also possibly be selling tickets at the door if it is not sold out. A volunteer or staff member will provide on-site instruction/training on the use of the iPads and ticketing system when you arrive.

Info/Directional Help

Shifts: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm, 2:30 to 5:30 pm, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Duties: Hand out/ask people if they have a program, help direct people to washrooms and the courtyard area where more vendors are located.

Photographers
Shifts: One hour of your choosing between 12-6:30 pm. 2 volunteers needed.
Duties: By being one of our volunteer photographers, you agree to allow TVA the use of your photos in future promotional materials, such as on our website, in our emails and newsletters, and also future Holiday Market promotions such as flyers, postcards and advertisements.

TVA Bookstore
Shifts: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 5 to 8 pm, 2 volunteers needed per shift
Duties: You will be staffing the TVA bookstore, selling books, holiday gift packs, and memberships. You will be responsible for actively engaging the public, promoting special deals for the day, and processing payments.

TVA Outreach

Shifts: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 5 to 8 pm, 2 volunteers needed per shift
Duties: You will be staffing the TVA booth, encouraging people to join the organization, and supporting people interested in adopting a plant-based lifestyle by answering questions about being veg, providing free resources, etc.

Event Host

Shift: 11:30 am to 7:45 pm, off and on, 1 volunteer needed

Duties: You will make announcements on stage throughout the day about upcoming workshops and programming. This will occur ongoing throughout the event duration, approximately every 20-30 minutes. You should have a clear voice that projects, and be comfortable both reading from a script and confident improvising with your own flair.

Lecture Assistant

Shifts: 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm, 5:30 pm to 8 pm. 1 volunteer needed per shift

Duties: Helping people find seats as they enter lectures, counting the attendance at each talk and reporting back to the festival coordinator. Handing out and collecting surveys.

Floater

Shifts: 10 am to 1 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm, 4 pm to 7 pm, 2 volunteers needed per shift

Duties: Be on hand to fill in for any no shows in other volunteer positions. Assist with unforeseen tasks and needs. The sky is the limit so this is a great role if you are flexible and adaptable and just eager to help wherever is needed!

Vendor Services

Shifts: 8:30 am to 11 am, 11 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 5 pm, 5 pm to 8 pm. 1 volunteer needed per shift

Duties: You will help vendors with load in, be visible to vendors and respond to their inquiries, check their tables to ensure they are following our vegan and/or other policies.

Music Tech Support

Shifts: 3 to 4:30 pm, 5 to 7:30 pm, 1 volunteer per shift

Duties: Welcome and assist musicians with their tech needs, provide water. Coordinate with the event host to make announcements between songs, etc.

Vegetarian Resource Centre Crew

Description: The Toronto Vegetarian Association’s Resource Centre is a unique library and bookstore carrying Toronto’s largest selection of vegetarian books and cookbooks! It’s also a great place for omnivores and vegetarians to stop in for advice and information only  making healthier, greener, more compassionate food choices. On top of that, it’s run by a dedicated group of volunteers!

We are looking for more vegetarian* volunteers to staff the Resource Centre on two Saturdays per month from 1 to 4 pm.

Qualifications: *At least one year of experience living on a vegetarian diet (no consumption of fish, seafood, meat, chicken, game, fowl, or other flesh) is required for this position.

A caring, able researcher will thrive in this position. RC volunteers should have excellent customer service skills, and be able to both work well with others and independently.

Responsibilities:

Helping customers sign books in and out; Answering questions in person and via email about vegetarianism; Providing personal perspective and support on vegetarian living; Handling book and membership sales; Assisting withongoing maintenance of the RC including cataloging new books and magazines; Re-shelving books, occasionally assisting TVA staff with office tasks; From time to time, plan and coordinate events in the RC, such as an annual open house and bake sales. Volunteers also host and record a podcast on Saturdays.

Next Steps: If you’re interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to Barbi Lazarus at volunteer@veg.ca with the subject Resource Centre Application.

Website Manager

Veg.ca is an important resource to help people adopt and maintain a plant-based diet, providing recipes, nutrition tips, local events, news, and more. Put your IT skills to work to keep the website running efficiently and smoothly.

Description: The website manager maintains the Toronto Vegetarian website, including troubleshooting service disruptions and hacks, conducting ongoing maintenance and updates for WordPress, creating regular backups, and monitoring the website for space shortages. They also troubleshoot questions staff may have about the website and general IT needs.

Qualifications/Expectations: We are looking for someone with professional IT experience, with strong attention to detail, and good communication skills to work with TVA staff in a team environment. Prior involvement and familiarity with TVA is an asset. The position may require 3-4 hours of work per month, and while some website updates and regular maintenance will be planned, troubleshooting and service disruptions may come up with short notice. The website manager may be contacted about time sensitive matters with little notice.

We are open to discussing an honorarium to be agreed upon, and to be paid after a successful 6 months in the position.

Application: Please send your resume and cover letter to volunteer@veg.ca with the subject Website Manager.

Outreach Set Up and Tear Down Team

Do you want more people in the GTA to learn about the benefits of a vegetarian diet? Do you want to see more people sign up for the Veggie Challenge? And, do you have a car and a few hours to spare each month?

Then join our Set Up and Tear Down Crew for outreach events! Toronto is jam packed with events throughout the year and there’s so many opportunities for TVA to be present. But we can only be there with the help of a driver to transport our materials to and from the TVA office to these great community events.

Description: We’re looking for new people to join our team and help out at an event or two each month. The role involves picking up materials from the TVA office at a time that’s convenient for you, transporting them to the event on the actual day of the event and setting up the TVA table.

Alternatively, it can be done in the reverse! You can do a tear down shift where you’d pack up the materials at the end of an event, and bring them back to the TVA office at a time that’s convenient for you.

Members of our set up and tear down crew receive a FREE TVA discount card, offering savings at over 115 veg-friendly businesses in the GTA.

Qualifications and Application: You should be comfortable with heavy lifting, including up and down a flight of stairs, and must be willing to use your own vehicle for the role. Please email Barbi Lazarus with the subject Set Up and Tear Down Team.  

Veg Guide Distributors

TVA’s veg guide is the most comprehensive listing of vegetarian and veg-friendly businesses in Toronto. Help us get these guides in as many places as possible so that it’s easy for people to find green, healthy and compassionate food options!

Description: Veg guide distributors pick up directories from the TVA office (we can also arrange for delivery if necessary), and distribute them to local retailers, businesses and community centres in their neighbourhoods. Distributors also re-stock these locations throughout the year as needed, ideally every two to three weeks.

Qualifications/Expectations: Volunteers are expected to follow up with the Volunteer Coordinator once a month with an update on the status of distribution in their area (i.e where they’ve been distributing to, how many directories have gone out, etc.). While some locations require re-stocking more frequently than others, the general expectation is that you will check in on your area once every few weeks as needed.

Where? We are in need of volunteers to sign up for a variety of locations. You can let us know your neighbourhood, and we’ll let you know what’s needed nearby. Some neighbourhoods we are specifically in need of help in are:

  • Bloor/Yonge/Dundas
  • Leslieville/Little India/Riverdale
  • Midtown
  • Thornhill/Richmond Hill
  • Scarborough
  • Etobicoke
  • Mississauga

Next Steps: Please contact Barbi Lazarus at volunteer@veg.ca providing your name, email address and the location you are interested in.

 

 

V.A.S.T. Group Leader: Vegetarians and Socials in Toronto

V.A.S.T. is a group that has been offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities for those who are vegan/ vegetarian/ veg-curious since January 2008. This group is for all ages and abilities and offers veg*ns an opportunity to both socialize with like-minded folks, while maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. Activities have ranged from hiking in the Rouge Valley, to ice skating, yearly summer vegan camping, parkour indoors, swing dancing, trips to Montreal’s Jazz Festival, vegan shopping in NYC, to vegan bbq/potlucks, and much more. They get together once or twice per month, weekday evenings and weekends, and are looking for a new leader to plan events and communicate with group members.

Qualifications/Expectations: The ideal candidate will be reliable, responsible, a good communicator and, of course, social, fun and welcoming with a love for the outdoors and adventure! TVA Group leaders must also be vegetarian and members of the Toronto Vegetarian Association (or join before becoming a leader).

Application: Please email volunteer@veg.ca with the subject VAST Group Leader, and if you are not yet a volunteer with the TVA, please submit a volunteer application at veg.ca/volunteer.

 

 

Office Help Team

Description: We are always looking for new members of our Office Help Team. The behind the scenes work that is necessary to make our attendance at outreach events possible is critical to us getting our message out to the public. Examples of tasks may be making phone calls to thank new members, applying TVA stickers to literature we distribute at outreach events, and stuffing and mailing envelopes.

Expectations/qualifications:
Requests for assistance in the TVA office are sent out to the list as required. Requests may be sent out well in advance, but more often than not are fairly last minute (the week of). Volunteers can take us up on the offer or decline according to their availability. This position is particularly well suited to volunteers available during regular business hours, although some evening opportunities will come about as well.

Next steps:
To join the Office Help Team, email Barbi Lazarus at blazarus@veg.ca, with the email subject “Office Help Team”.

Volunteer Gift Recruiter

Are you sales savvy? Like talking to people and building relationships?

Description: We’re looking for a couple of people to help build an inventory of gifts for volunteers by approaching local businesses and asking for donations on behalf of TVA. A sample letter signed by TVA and talking points will be provided.

Expectations/qualifications: Sales or marketing experience would be a definite asset. We will provide a list of businesses to approach, but we’re looking for someone who can take ownership and initiative with this project, approaching the businesses and following up. The expected time commitment is a couple of hours per week for the next month or so, until the inventory is developed.

Next Steps: Please contact Barbi Lazarus with the subject “Gift Recruiter”.

Host a Vegan Bake Sale for TVA

It’s simple!

  • Host a vegan bake sale
  • Raise money for your cause of choice (we’re hoping that’ll be us!)
  • Promote delicious, cruelty-free food
  • Be part of a fun, global event that helps people, animals and the planet!

Sign up today to host your own vegan bake sale during the week of April 25th to May 3rd! We’ve got tips to help you find a venue, we can promote your bake sale to our networks, and we’ll give you the option to order any free literature you might want to give out like veg directories or recipe booklets. Just send us a quick email to volunteer@veg.ca saying you’d like to hold a bake sale and we’ll send you tips and other helpful info!

DIY Fundraising

Description: This is your chance to help TVA raise funds so that we can build our capacity and have a greater impact! While the Toronto Vegetarian Association is a grassroots organization that relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers, we also require funds to put our programs into action. Volunteers are always welcome to organize their own fundraising events, such as bake sales, walkathons, pot lucks, car washes or whatever your creative mind devises!

Next Steps: Click here to download our DIY Fundraising Kit with tips and instructions for getting started on organizing your very own fundraising event for TVA.