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Volunteer for Vegfest!

Vegfest will be held in May 2023.  We will need over 1000 volunteers.  We will be accepting volunteer applications in early 2023 so please check back then.

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.

Genesis Juice cropped to guyWe 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 will receive:

  • 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!

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Helpful Links:

Vegfest Frequently Asked Questions

Location of the Washington State Fairgrounds Event Center

Volunteer flyer– to share with your friends

Parental Consent Form – for volunteers under 18 yrs.

If you can’t find answers to your questions from these links, please email us at volunteer@vegofwa.org or call 206 706 2635.

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.

We look forward to your help in making Vegfest a wonderful success!

Job Descriptions

Job Summary of Duties Requirements
A.     Set Up (Friday job) Help unload, sort and layout supplies. Must be 18 years or older, some lifting and carrying involved.
B.     Trucking Assistant (Thursday and Monday job) Help load/unload a truck in Factoria and Issaquah on Thurs Apr 30th and Mon May 4th. Must be 18 years or older.  Lots of 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 Demonstrator Prepare 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 Volunteer Willing to be assigned where most needed on the day. Must be 18 years or older.
F.      Food Stocker Keep tables and membership area stocked with refrigerated food. Must be 18 years or older, involves lots of lifting and carrying.
G.     Garbage & Recycling Assist the Seattle Center staff by collecting garbage and recyclables. Must be 15 years or older. Lots of walking, lifting and carrying.
H.    Greeter Hand out bags and event guides, check tickets Must be 15 years or older.
I.       Membership Bag Prep Involves preparing the membership bags to be given out as members join Must be 15 years or older
J.      Outdoor Advertiser Walk around the Seattle Center grounds, to attract and direct people to the event. Great for kids with parents, individuals and groups.
K.     Demo Support Support 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.      Cashier Take cash, check and credit card payments for food and books. You may use a cash
Must be 18 years or older, and have cashiering experience.
M.   Ticket Sales Take cash and checks for ticket sales. Must be 18 years or older. You can be seated for this role. Members of Veg of WA preferred.
N.    Chef Assistant Assist guest chefs with preparation for their cooking demos Must be 18 years or older, comfortable with basic cooking skills.