The Community Network is made up of people who care about veganism, and our mission – to make it easier for more people to go vegan and stay vegan. We believe veganism that is well supported by the right legislation, the right options, and the right agricultural systems is the most accessible. If you agree with us, then the Community Network is for you.
There are two ways you can get involved with our network, through Organising, and Advocating.
Organisers work directly with staff to carry out local actions throughout the year, with Advocates coming along and supporting those actions to get the best outcomes we can. We are currently recruiting for Advocates in Southampton.
Influencing people often starts with introducing concepts and answering questions about a living a vegan life. Institutionally, we do work such as encouraging high street shops to provide more vegan options through our Vegan on the Go campaign. In terms of legislation, we do a lot of work with MPs and other policy makers to influence laws that will make it easier to go vegan, and stay vegan, forever, like Catering for Everyone.
Activities can range from manning a stall, to giving a talk at an employee event, or it could be writing to a local newspaper or MP.
Our mission statement also covers ensuring people have what they need in order to remain vegan, so there will be campaigns focused on getting more vegan options available, opportunities to support people who might be struggling with a vegan diet, and lots of other opportunities to support our work. When acting as an Advocate, we expect you to act in line with The Vegan Society’s branding and messaging guidelines, and this will be guided by your local Organiser.