About Our TeamWho are we? What is our purpose? Simple- Grand Rapids VegFest is organized by passionate and energetic people like you who care about health, wellness, animals, and environment. VegFest is a way to welcome the public of West Michigan to open their eyes to the compassionate community right under their nose. Meet some of the volunteers that have helped make it happen. If you’d like to be part of our team, fill our volunteer application form and tell us about who you are and what you are interested in.
Veg since: 2006 Vegetarian since: 2003
Your go-to vegan dish: Tofu scramble (but seriously it’s so hard to pick only one!!)
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: I have been volunteering for vegan activism since 2008 and Grand Rapids VegFest is the best place to share your passion for animals and vegan lifestyles. All volunteers are dedicated and hard-working. The friendship and support from the volunteer group are priceless.
Veg since: 2012 Vegetarian since: 1989
Your go-to vegan dish: Chickpea Tuna Salad
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: I volunteer at GR VegFest because I want to show people that being vegan is the kindest and most compassionate way to live your life.
My name is Stephanie. I love pit bulls, spicy food, and tap dancing. I am happy to be involved in GR VegFest in order to raise awareness about the health, social, and environmental benefits of being vegan!
Special Events Coordinator
After years of suffering with allergies, being sick all the time, weight issues, and horrible migraines, RB decided she had had enough and went plant based cold tufurky! As in ‘I’m a Vegan Mother Clucker!’ as Liz says! And she hasn’t looked back. People started noticing the health changes and two nieces approached asking her to mentor them long distance. SEW they started a blog posting recipes, tips and ideas to share. Others followed. Life is SEW good being plant based!
Veg since: 1990
Your go-to vegan dish: Pesto mac and ‘cheeze’
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: There are many vegans out there, they just don’t know it yet. They need to be informed about the impact of their food choices and they need the tools to get there. That’s where we come in.
Veg since: 2017 Vegetarian since: 2008
Your go-to vegan dish: BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: I volunteer at GR VegFest because I believe being vegan is one of the largest steps towards a healthier, greener, and more compassionate world and I want to help encourage others to embrace this lifestyle too! Meeting other like-minded individuals at the GR VegFest committee has been so heartwarming and gives me hope that humans want to learn, evolve, and prosper and want that for others too.
Veg since: 2016
Your go-to vegan dish: Bowl of seasonal fresh fruit topped with granola and soy milk
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: After learning and experiencing all the benefits of being vegan, I want to empower others with knowledge to live healthier, kinder, gentler, and more compassionate lives. I also get to work with a great group of people too!
Veg since: 2016
Your go-to vegan dish: Anything with potatoes or avocado. 🙂
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: I want to help people see the ease, deliciousness and beauty being vegan!
Veg since: 2015
Your go-to vegan dish: Tempeh Reuben
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: To educate people on how the future of the Earth’s climate and human health will depend on developing alternative standard-of-living practices.
Veg since: 2013
Your go-to vegan dish: Cashew Alfredo
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: To continue to learn about being Vegan for life!
Veg since: 2015
Your go-to vegan dish: Lentil Soup
Why you volunteer at GR VegFest: I enjoy the atmosphere!
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If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!