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Community Organisers

The Community Network is made up of people who care about veganism, and our mission – to make it easier for more people to go vegan and stay vegan. We believe a veganism that is well supported by the right legislation, the right options, and the right agricultural systems is the most accessible. Community Organisers are the point of contact between staff and Community Advocates (who are also volunteers) in their local area, providing support and organisation to their local group to promote Vegan Society campaigns.

Rachel Ashley-Caunt

Rachel Ashley-Caunt

I care about living a lifestyle which does not cause harm to others, regardless of species, and supports sustainability for our planet. I volunteer to pro-actively promote a cruelty-free way of living.

Haz Feliks

Haz Feliks

I care about volunteering because it allows me to engage and work with local people, organisations and companies on vegan issues. 

Nick Souter

Nick Souter

I volunteer because I want to help facilitate productive conversations about veganism and find effective ways to combat animal suffering.

Research Volunteers

Research and Admin Volunteers support staff across the whole organisation. They work in a variety of fields and bring their experience from financial economics, environmental policy, banking, international development, and administration. They are students, recent graduates, and professional workers. They enable us to speed up projects, expand our reach and get answers to some of the trickiest questions on vegan issues.

Ritu Awasthi

Ritu Awasthi

Specialist Grants Advisor

I volunteer with The Vegan Society because it gives me immense satisfaction to be able to utilise my professional skills for the cause that I am deeply invested in. 

Emma Chamberlain, Vegan Society Research Volunteer

Emma Chamberlain

Research Volunteer

I care about animals, first and foremost. Volunteering at the Vegan Society is just one way I can contribute to a world where less of them are suffering.

Isabel Doraisamy, Vegan Society Research Volunteer

Isabel Doraisamy

Research Volunteer

I care about promoting the many wonderful aspects of adopting a vegan lifestyle so that more people can be inspired to protect animals and the planet while maintaining their health and happiness.

Flo Porter

Flo Porter

Research Volunteer

I care about increasing awareness of veganism and improving its accessibility so that all humans and animals can benefit from the lifestyle. I volunteer to support The Vegan Society in achieving its vision.

Olivia Ruffle

Olivia Ruffle

Research Volunteer

I am volunteering to help raise awareness of cruelty and exploitation in animal agriculture, promoting healthy and sustainable living, empathy, and kindness for all animals by simply encouraging a plant-based lifestyle.

Nick Tuck

Nicholas Tuck

Research Volunteer

I volunteer because veganism is a vital part of my life, and want to utilise my skill-sets, and experiences to help make the world a kinder, better place for my children, the animals, and the planet.

Alice Wibberley

Alice Wibberley

Historical Archiving Volunteer

I volunteer because it gives me the opportunity to utilise my passion for history to preserve and promote the history of the Society, which is not only fascinating to me, but is of international importance. 

Proofreading Volunteers

Proofreading volunteers help us to keep putting out relevant content across all our platforms. They are globally based, bringing their experience as students, science editors, attorneys, teachers, software testers, translators, and business owners. As well as an excellent eye for detail, they have an encyclopaedic knowledge of grammar, and in many cases, a professional proofreading background. They enable us to get blogs, articles, website content, social media posts, research, newsletters, presentations and reports out to our members and supporters as quickly as possible.

Tracie

Tracie

I volunteer because I care deeply about this incredible planet and all of the lives that share it - everything is connected, and a compassionate, sustainable and cruelty free world is entirely possible.

Justine

Justine

I care about promoting veganism because animals have the right to lead a full and happy life, just as humans do. A lifestyle free of all animal products is the single biggest way of reducing our impact on our amazing planet, too!

Audrey Anderson

Audrey Anderson

I volunteer because I believe in giving back to society where you can. Volunteering for The Vegan Society is very worthwhile and something I thoroughly enjoy.

Melissa Bowden, Vegan Society Proofreading Volunteer

Melissa Bowden

I care about volunteering because veganism has brought me so much joy. I want to help spread that message. I’m primarily vegan for the animals, but also for the environment and for my health.

Tabitha Davies, Vegan Society proofreading volunteer

Tabitha Davies

I care about the welfare of animals because I have a dog, who is an ex-breeder and so I understand the suffering that animals go through when kept for profit.

 

Georgina Davenport, Vegan Society proofreading volunteer

Georgina Davenport

I care about non-human animals. Volunteering allows me to be a voice for those animals, and contribute to creating a world where they don’t have to suffer so much. 

Sam Gurney

Sam Gurney

I care about being a voice for the animals and making sure we have access to reputable, clear, and authoritative information - while encouraging others to feel confident in making changes towards a cruelty-free world.

 

Christa Hughes, Vegan Society Proofreading Volunteer

Christa Hugo

I care about furthering the vegan message far and wide for the benefit of the animals, the planet and our health, and volunteering enables me to use my skills to reach people I wouldn't reach otherwise.

Jen Konsen

Jen Konsen

I volunteer because I want to give back to The Vegan Society and support the amazing work they are doing.

 

Dr Lee Hawkins

Dr Lee Hawkins

I volunteer to make use of my wide range of skills and life experiences to further the vegan message through The Vegan Society. It’s great to give back alongside passionate and committed people working towards a vegan world.

Eva Lauenstein

Eva Lauenstein

I care about making the world a more caring place. Supporting the work of The Vegan Society allows me to do that and to meet lovely, compassionate people along the way. 

Anthony Potts, Vegan Society Proofreading Volunteer

Anthony Potts

I care about animals and the environment and believe in a vegan lifestyle to help end suffering. Volunteering for The Vegan Society enables me to use my skills to help spread the vegan. 

Viktoria Toth

Viktoria Toth

I volunteer for the same reason that I am vegan: when I believe in a cause, I like to take action. 

Ben Umholtz

Ben Umholtz

I volunteer because I wish to eliminate suffering for all sentient beings, and helping The Vegan Society is an excellent way to move towards the realisation of that goal.

Communications Volunteers

Digital Communications volunteers support our Digital Communications Team. There are three roles: Web Editor Volunteers, Web Research Volunteers and Social Media and Digital Content Volunteers. They support us with keeping our website up to date, web development tasks, research tasks, moderating social media, creating content, and much more. These volunteers are often industry professionals, so we are very lucky that they choose to share their skills with us.

Siân Leigh

Siân Leigh

Web Volunteer

I volunteer because I believe spreading awareness of the benefits of being vegan are just as important as abstaining from animal-based products. Change will come around faster if we all pull together.

Ursula Watson

Ursula Watson

Editorial Magazine Volunteer

I volunteer because I want to support The Vegan Society and all it stands for in any way I can.

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