As an organization that relies on vegan volunteers and workers, we may be making use of the new vegan jobs website at: http://VeganJobs.com to help fill positions needed when the next World Vegan Summit is in the works. The website was created by me, summit volunteer webmaster Ben Braman, who developed the website with the aim to help vegan startups and businesses locate vegan talent who share their passion for making the world a better place for animals, our health and the environment by offering amazing food, fashion and other products and services that are free of animal body parts and secretions.
From vegan ice cream to vegan cosmetic lines – vegan companies and professionals are important to support. While going vegan because it’s the right thing to do is reason enough, when people look at the grocery store and online landscape of wonderful vegan alternatives to the items they’ve spent the lives enjoying, in my view it can only help people go, stay and advocate for veganism the closer it is to the normalcy they are used to.
With services like local gyms owned by vegans looking for vegan trainers, to professionals looking for vegan nannies to help care for their children, and vegan food apps looking for designers, vegans supporting vegans through employment is a fast growing niche. Those who don’t have vegan jobs or animal rights career paths are also looking to help support vegan efforts in their spare time, such as volunteering for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. If you’re looking for vegan companies hiring and you don’t see something that appeals to you, you can setup a job alert or list your skills to be discovered by employers.
I’ll be posting articles on the Vegan Jobs website that help direct visitors to think critically about where their time and energy is best spent in advocating for animals. For example it may not always make sense to pursue a job with an organization if you can find rewarding employment that pays more, and you can direct those extra earnings or time off towards efforts you feel are most valuable to the vegan movement. Note that I can not advocate for the opinions and outreach methods of all vegan businesses or organizations that may post jobs on the website. There is a requirement that businesses need to offer only vegan products and animal sanctuaries need to be advocating for veganism as well.
Check out the vegan jobs already included on the website and get to work! If you are a reddit user you might also want to check out the http://reddit.com/r/veganjobs/ that will be a companion to the website.