Vegan NSW Privacy and Volunteer Terms

Welcome, it's great to see you here!

Vegan NSW is a community organisation and charity that promotes veganism and supports vegans.

We run The Vegan Directory and regular weekend events that help to showcase the incredible world of veganism, bring the vegan communities of NSW together in a safe, fun and delicious way, and centre the importance of being eco conscious and sustainable.

Vegan NSW relies  on volunteers for almost everything we do, whether it's running our amazing events, advocating for animals, or supporting people to live their best vegan life. It's all about the vegan movement growing and thriving, and our volunteers are essential for this. At each event we offer over 50 opportunities for volunteering from event operations, stall management, social media and marketing, research, admin and more.

Thank you for being willing to join the team and lend a hand!


A note for returning volunteers: If you already have an existing account, please log in here and update it where appropriate, do not complete a new application form. Phew!


We bring community together

Our team of volunteers are essential to everything that we do, including helping to create a safe and welcoming environment at all of our events and activities including;

  • The Vegan Directory is our newest offering to help keep the community connected with vegan businesses and organisations between events and during lockdowns
  • Sydney Vegan Market is our biggest monthly event, and runs on the third Sunday of every month at Sydney Olympic Park
  • SVM Nights is Sydney Vegan Market after dark, and runs twice a year in June and November at Sydney Olympic Park
  • Newcastle Vegan Market is our first regional event and runs on the second Sunday of every month at the picturesque Station in Newcastle
  • Alive Festival is a celebration of everything plant based on the Central Coast and runs twice a year in March and September at Kibble Park in Gosford

We are vegan

All businesses, organisations and community groups that are:

  • Vegan at all times
  • Only sells vegan products
  • Does not promote or advertise anything that is not within the scope of veganism, including on social media and website

Can apply for any and all of the above, including our social media opportunities!

  • Businesses, organisations and community groups that aren't 100% vegan can apply for the Alive Festival if they agree to only bring 100% vegan products on the day

We reward

We understand your time is valuable and we hope that as well as contributing to our vision of creating a vegan world, you are also rewarded by connecting with our beautiful communities and finding opportunities to learn and grow.

Our volunteers can access:

  • Volunteer Rewards Program on event days that include freebies, deals and discounts
  • Orientation and training for the role
  • A whole stack of like minded people that are helping to change the world

We are safe for all

Vegan NSW is committed to veganism, evidence-based information, social justice, and supporting the communities that engage with our events, the directory and social media. We want everyone to feel safe and included in our spaces!

We do everything we can (& ask you to do the same!) to support the physical safety of all of our stall holders, volunteers, staff and event attendees, and we make sure our events are welcoming for everyone by ensuring all of our venues are accessible, and by providing free activations including live music, talks and yoga classes.

We use inclusive language and avoid language, ideas and products that may cause offence or harm to others such as:

  • People of colour/black people/Aboriginal/First Nations or non-white people (racist or colonialist language)
  • People from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans & non-binary, intersex, queer or asexual communities (homophobic and transphobic language)
  • People with disability or chronic illness (ableism)
  • People in specific age groups (ageism)
  • People of different body sizes, appearance, or dress (fat, thin, fashion or other appearance shaming)

Please be open to feedback about this.

We are respectful

Vegan NSW supports open discussion of ideas and encourages people to make their own well-informed decisions. However, our mission is to be in a position to advocate for veganism, so we are careful about which debates we engage in or prioritise. We ask you to behave in ways that support our vision by ensuring that you engage in discussions that have the potential to turn to conflict with respectful dialogue.

We are eco responsible

All single use service ware that is provided by our food and beverage stalls must be compostable and certified to the current version of AS 4736 - The Australian commercial compost standards in Australia. All other plastic is not permitted.

We are outdoors

All of our weekend events are held in the great outdoors. Our attendees love sitting on the grass (weather permitting!) and lazing the day away surrounded by vegan heaven! Unless it is unsafe we will go ahead regardless of the weather so please ensure you are prepared and wear weather appropriate gear to your shift. We have sunscreen, masks, gloves and hand sanitiser available at the Info Tent.

We value feedback

We are always keen for your input and feedback so that we can continue to get better and reach our goals, so please let us know your thoughts.


Final Bits:

  • Vegan NSW will only collect, use your information and store it in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

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