Thank you to all those who volunteered at Vegfest 2023. We couldn’t have done it without you!

You don’t need to be a vegetarian or a member to volunteer! Volunteering at Vegfest is a great way to help others while learning more yourself.

We know that vegetarian food choices have a big impact on people’s lives and the world they live in. Some people who attend Vegfest are already experienced vegetarians, but many, if not most, are beginners or just curious. You can make a real difference in their lives, by providing them with opportunities to try new foods.

Vegfest is run entirely by volunteers each year. We need hundreds of volunteers to make it happen. We need help with various roles and shifts during the entire weekend.

To show our appreciation, all volunteers received:

  • The official Vegfest T-shirt, new each year
  • Free admission to the event
  • Satisfaction in helping people learn about vegetarian food and its benefits
  • A lot of fun!

Helpful Links

Vegfest Frequently Asked Questions

Location of the Washington State Fairgrounds Event Center in Puyallup.  Note that abundant free parking is available.

Volunteer flyer– to share with your friends

Parental Consent Form – for volunteers under 18 yrs. Please bring it with you when you come to volunteer.

Online Training – take it before you come to volunteer.

 If you can’t find answers to your questions from these links, please email us at volunteer@vegofwa.org.

If you are the leader of a large group of volunteers, please send an email to volunteer@vegofwa.org and provide a phone number so that we can contact you to discuss the opportunities directly.

Each member of your group will need to complete the volunteer form online, once you’ve agreed which shifts you all plan to sign up for. Agree on a Group name that you will each enter when signing up, to show you’re part of the same group.

You can print out a Volunteer flyer to give to the members of your group. Students under 18 years old will also need a Parental Consent Form.

Thank you for helping make Vegfest a wonderful success!


Job Descriptions

JobSummary of DutiesRequirements
A.     Set Up (Friday job)Help unload, sort and layout supplies.Must be 18 years or older, some lifting and carrying involved.
C.     Tear Down (Sunday evening job)Help clean, sort and pack everything at the end of the event on Sunday.Must be 18 years or older.
D.    Food DemonstratorPrepare and serve food samples at a booth. We need lots of people for this job, so if you’re not sure which job to choose, pick this one!Must be 15 years or older, and be comfortable speaking English.  Some seated roles available.
E.     General VolunteerWilling to be assigned where most needed on the day.Must be 18 years or older.
F.      Food StockerKeep tables and membership area stocked with refrigerated food.Must be 18 years or older, involves lots of lifting and carrying.
G.     Garbage & RecyclingAssist the venue staff by collecting garbage and recyclables.Must be 15 years or older. Lots of walking, lifting and carrying.
H.    GreeterHand out bags and event guides, check ticketsMust be 15 years or older.
I.      Membership Bag PrepInvolves preparing the membership bags to be given out as members joinMust be 15 years or older
K.     Demo SupportSupport Zone Leaders by supervising and supporting volunteer food demonstrators.Must by 18 years or older and have volunteered at Vegfest previously. Involves some supervising and lots of walking. All-day volunteers preferred.
L.      CashierTake cash, check and credit card payments for books and other items as needed. You may use a cash
Must be 18 years or older, and have cashiering experience.
M.   Ticket SalesTake cash, checks and credit cards for ticket sales.Must be 18 years or older. You can be seated for this role. Members of Veg of WA preferred.
N.    Chef AssistantAssist guest chefs with preparation for their cooking demosMust be 18 years or older, comfortable with basic cooking skills.