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Vegan Insights Panel Volunteer

Have a few minutes a month to spare? Volunteer from the comfort of your own home with this opportunity.

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.

Why do we need you?

The Vegan Society has recently established a partnership with the consumer insight organisation Attest. This allows us to conduct in-house research around veganism, inform our campaigns and provide insights to vegan businesses and those selling vegan products.

We are in the process of building a dedicated Vegan Insight Panel for the UK and are seeking vegan volunteers to answer online surveys. For every survey you answer, you can enter a prize draw to win a £100 voucher! There is no requirement for this role apart from currently being vegan – whether from just last week or from birth.

What does the opportunity involve?

When you sign up to be part of the Vegan Insight Panel, every so often (but never more than twice a month), we will email you an online survey on a topic relating to veganism. Topics could include the social aspects of veganism, vegan products, product labelling, environmental issues, and many more. The surveys take no longer than 15 minutes to answer (often less) and, for every survey you complete, you have the option of entering into a prize draw.

What skills would be useful in this opportunity?

No specific skill is needed – we are looking for a diverse and representative panel to reflect the vegan audience across the UK.

What does my availability need to be?

You will receive no more than two emails per month and usually less than this. The surveys take up to 15 minutes to answer (often less). From the time of receiving the survey, you will have about two weeks to complete it. If the topic does not interest you, you can choose not to answer the survey. In line with GDPR, you can opt out of receiving emails at any time.

Who can I contact to find out more?

Please visit this page to join our Vegan Insight Panel or contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

 


Current office volunteering opportunities:

Archiving Project Volunteer

Role description

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

The Vegan Society aims to make veganism more accessible. We help people to adopt a vegan lifestyle by supporting individuals, policy- and decision-makers, caterers, manufacturers, healthcare professionals and the media.

Why do we need you?

We have been producing publications to educate vegans and non-vegans about our work since our foundation in 1944, from our magazine The Vegan to campaign-focused insight reports and our substantial leaflet collection. This collection has grown over the last 77 years and paints a detailed history of The Vegan Society. From interviews with our founder, Donald Watson, to branded T-shirts, there’s a huge range of historical artefacts. We need to store and record everything correctly and safely to ensure that it is available to future generations.

What does the role involve?

This project focuses on archiving, digitally cataloguing and securely storing our historical collection. We aim to produce a comprehensive record of all the material we have that pertains to the vegan movement, in such a way that it can be easily accessed and added to in the future.

A previous volunteer has developed a digital catalogue in Excel, which will need to be added to and updated. We would like a volunteer to go through our archive, noting what we have and any gaps in our publication history, and then to follow our guidelines to organise and store items on a permanent basis.

There will be ongoing work to safeguard certain items by creating digital back-ups and, potentially, the opportunity to support staff in turning our archive into an accessible online museum.

What training and support are available?

This role is supported by the Volunteering and Engagement Officer and our Head of Communications. The Volunteering and Engagement Officer will be your primary point of contact for volunteering, but the Head of Communications has specialist knowledge relating to this role and will be available for questions. There will also be ad hoc support available from the volunteer who held this role previously. We will provide training on the specifics of the role and endeavour to provide access to any other training as required by the task. There will always be a primary point of contact in the office to provide support and guidance.

What skills would be useful in doing this role?

  • An appreciation of confidentiality for the material you’ll be working with.
  • An understanding of the vegan movement and a basic knowledge of the history of The Vegan Society.
  • Competency in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • An ability to work independently and use your initiative.
  • Experience of historical record-keeping.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

What does my availability need to be?

This is an office-based role and requires you to come into our premises once a week on the same day and to spend four to six hours in our archive. The archive is located in our basement and is only accessible by stairs. The room can be cold, but we provide a portable heater and other equipment to help you feel comfortable.​

Who does this role report to?

You will report to the Volunteering and Engagement Officer and the Head of Communications.

Who can I contact to find out more?

You can contact Kaya (Volunteering and Engagement Officer) on [email protected]



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