Overview

We are looking for a motivated Volunteer Workplace Challenge Coordinator to support our US team in our mission to create a better world for humans and animals alike.

 

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours/week depending on your availability

Reports to: US Director

Work base: Home-based within USA

Ideal start date:  June 24th, 2024 (flexible)

 

About Veganuary

Veganuary is an international non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try vegan in January and beyond. Veganuary’s popular cultural appeal, along with our positive and non-judgemental approach to veganism, is making a measurable difference for animals and the planet as well as improving people’s health. We proactively support people and businesses alike to explore the diverse world of plant-based foods and the benefits they bring.

Millions of people – from nearly every country in the world – have taken part in Veganuary since our launch in 2014, and thousands of new vegan products and dishes have been added to shop shelves and restaurant menus worldwide. With plans to launch campaigns in several additional countries in the next 4 years, this is indeed a very exciting time to join our international team of talented, valued and committed people who enjoy their ability to collaboratively contribute to this amazing cause.

Veganuary’s Workplace Challenge is an initiative that encourages companies to participate in Veganuary as a team and gives employers resources to make it easier to choose vegan in the workplace. Hundreds of businesses have participated, from hospitals, to universities, to major corporations.

 

Summary of Position

We are looking for a Volunteer Workplace Challenge Coordinator to help us inspire more companies to participate in Veganuary’s Workplace Challenge and make a bigger impact for animals. If you enjoy reaching out to and connecting with like-minded people and are seeking to gain hands-on experience in non-profit corporate engagement, this might be a great volunteer opportunity for you!

 

Training

Veganuary will provide the volunteer with the training and tools needed to undertake the duties outlined below. Additional trainings may be offered according to interest and need.

 

Responsibilities

Volunteer duties may vary depending on your interest and desired level of involvement. Duties may include:

  • Assist in building and managing a database of prospective participating companies
  • Support in sending out information and invitations to prospective companies
  • Research and propose opportunities for our staff to reach more prospective companies, such as conferences and webinars
  • Consistently communicate with the US Director on status of projects

 

Person Specification

  • Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong relationship-building skills
  • A good understanding of ESG, Employee Health or Employee Experience, or a willingness to learn
  • Self-motivated and able to organize and prioritize
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • You share and will support Veganuary’s vision and values (see below)

 

Our Vision

Our vision is simple; we want a vegan world. A world without animal farms and slaughterhouses. A world where food production does not decimate forests, pollute rivers and oceans, exacerbate climate change, and drive wild animal populations to extinction.

Our Values

Impact: we are committed to a vegan world; we will utilise research to evaluate how the highest number of lives can be spared and direct resources to that end.

Empowerment: we will optimise our outreach to support and encourage people on their vegan journey in a non-judgemental, positive, constructive and easily accessible way.

Collaboration: by partnering with other mission-driven organisations and working closely with corporates, we will make a bigger difference.

Diversity and inclusion: we know that it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests and backgrounds to achieve our vision; we appreciate the value of this and how it brings us closer to achieving our mission.

Respect and integrity: in all internal and external relationships, we will strive for genuine, honest, and transparent communication.

Resilience: we will continue to create a professional and sustainable (human, social, economic and environmental) organisation.

Veganuary is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work culture that reflects and celebrates our diverse world. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership status, or age. We recognise our duty as an employer to foster an environment that embraces diversity and are constantly reviewing our practices to become even more inclusive as an organisation. We also recognise that certain groups in our industry are under-represented – we welcome applications from all who meet the role’s requirements and are making efforts to attract a diverse pool of candidates to combat the lack of representation.

 

A copy of our recruitment privacy notice can be found here: Veganuary Recruitment Privacy Notice.pdf

 

Application Process

Please submit your resume and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words that answers the following questions:

  • Why do you want to volunteer with Veganuary?
  • What will you bring to our charity?
  • When can you start?

 

This volunteer opportunity will close at midnight PST 16th June 2024. We will review all applications after the advert has closed.

Reasonable adjustments can be made to allow any who require additional support to apply for this opportunity. Please get in touch with us if you require such support.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Veganuary!

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