Festival Stall Volunteers

Hosting a Festival Stall for Viva!

Become a Viva! Stall Vol and raise vital funds and awareness for our life-saving campaigns. Viva! as a charity, attends over 50 veggie, vegan, ethical and green events each year and we need your enthusiasm and compassion for animals to help us attend even more events in 2022.

You don’t need a background in sales or event management – we are looking for responsible, friendly like-minded people to represent our wonderful charity and sell a vegan chocolate bar or two!

Thinking about becoming a Viva! Stall Vol?

The Viva! events team will call for volunteers by email and social media 1-2 months before an upcoming event. If you like the idea of raising funds for our animal friends and promoting a veggie and vegan diet, get in touch now!

The perks!

Our Viva! Stall Vol welcome pack includes a FREE We Make Vegan Happen Viva! tee for you (and your co-volunteer) to wear at the show. This is yours to keep from us to you! You’ll also receive: Information about the event you are attending, including itinerary, contacts and details about any special offers or event conditions that you will need to know about, a 15% Discount on stall merchandise and a special thank you in Viva!life magazine.

The Basics

You must be able to transport 1-2 medium-sized boxes to and from the event! You must be able to unpack and set-up stall materials for a 6ft table and never leave the stall unsupervised! You must be able to arrange a money float (approximately £50)* with your own cash, which of course you keep at the end of the event. *We regret we cannot send a money float along with your stall contents, but we can provide you with a handy cash box! You must be able to count change during the event and count stock after the event!

If you want to be a Viva! Stall Vol and run a stall for us – drop us a line at merchandise@viva.org.uk and tell us which event you’re interested in!

How it works

Once we have confirmed interest in the event, we will arrange for 1-2 stall boxes (including everything you need to set-up and display your stall) to be couriered to your address 1-2 weeks before the event.  We arrange a collection of the remaining unsold merchandise on a day convenient to you. When you receive your Viva! Stall Vol pack, remember to do a quick scan of the contents just in case anything essential is missing! All information pertaining to the event (date, time, location) and your role will be sent to you via email and a printed copy included in the stall contents too. Instructions on how to set-up the stall and a handy photo of a previously set-up stall are included. An itemised stocksheet is included to help you count the stock sold after the event. This must be returned with any unsold merchandise. We encourage you to take photos of you and your friends running the Viva! Stall. We LOVE to see our vols in action and when we get the chance will share your photos and event successes on social media and in our tri-annual magazine Viva!life.

Your Viva! Stall Vol pack will include:

Information about the event you are attending, including itinerary, contacts and details about any special offers or event conditions that you will need to know about. A Viva! Stall Vol welcome pack including a FREE Join the Fight for Life Viva! tee for you to wear at the show. This is yours to keep from us to you! Viva! Merchandise

  • A selection of Viva!-branded gifts, books and vegan treats
  • All merchandise will be priced and ready to display

Viva! Campaign Materials

  • Including Viva!life magazine, leaflets
  • These materials are always FREE; please encourage visitors to take them

Display & Stall Set-up Equipment Including calculators, baskets, book stands, cash box, essentials.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is everything available to buy on the stall organic, fair-trade, dairy-free and gluten-free?

Everything Viva! produces and sells is suitable for vegans. All of our edibles are strictly vegan (they do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products). All of our literature promotes a vegan diet and all of our recipes are vegan too! If an item of clothing or food is organic, it will state this on the label or on the packet’s ingredient listing. All of our clothing is fair-trade and some of our food is fair-trade (not always stated on the packaging). All of our food for sale is suitable for a dairy-free diet. If a customer has a severe dairy/gluten intolerance or other allergy, it is up to the purchaser to carefully read the ingredient labels. Because of cross-contamination on a manufacturing level we cannot guarantee our merchandise is suitable for nut allergy sufferers or those with a severe dairy/gluten intolerance.

Do I need to provide anything?

Along with your wonderful self you must be able to arrange and provide a money float (approximately £50)*, which of course you keep at the end of the event. *We regret we cannot send a money float along with your stall contents, but we can provide you with a handy cash box!

What if a customer asks for merchandise that wasn’t included in your stall pack?

The Viva! Shop sells hundreds of items but for events we tend to stick to promoting our most popular merch (t-shirts, chocolate and books). Please encourage customers to take a FREE copy of our Gifts for Life mail order catalogue or tell them to browse online at www.vivashop.org.uk

What if I am asked a campaign-related question that I don’t know the answer to?

Don’t worry! Please let the visitor know that you are volunteering for Viva! and would be more than happy to take down their details and their enquiry will be passed to the appropriate staff member for a reply.

What if there are discrepancies on the stock sheet, when I count stock sold after the event?

Occasionally, we might pack more or less than the quantities listed on your stocksheet.  Just call or email us to highlight any discrepancies

How do I send Viva! the money made at the event?

There are a few ways to do this:

  1. Write a cheque payable to: ‘Viva!’ for the total value of goods sold
  2. Pay the total value of goods sold via Banks Transfer. Please email us to ask us for our bank details.
  3. Pay the total values of goods sold via our website here: http://www.viva.org.uk/donate

Event Listings

Check out the amazing events that we will be attending this year!

If you want to be a Viva! Stall Vol and run a stall for us – drop us a line and tell us which event you’re interested in.

March 2022

March 3 – Ealing Animals Fair  Ealing Animals Fair  Stalls, music and guest speakers at Hanwell Methodist Church, Chruch Road, Hanwell, London, W7 1DJ… READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

March 20 – Green Vegan Fair Green Vegan Fair  This eco-conscious vegan fair will be at Wagner Hall in Brighton…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

April 2022

April 3 – Newcastle-under-Lymes’ Spring Vegan Festival  Spring Vegan Festival at Newcastle-under- Lyme The Spring Vegan Festival will be held at The Stones, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1PW from 10am – 3pm…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

April 24 – Taunton Vegan Market  Taunton Vegan Market  Vegan Fairs is coming to Taunton! The location will be revealed soon…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

May 2022

May 14 – Tyneside Vegan and Music Festival  Tyneside Vegan and Music Festival Tyneside Vegan and Music Festival is hosted by North East Animal Rights at Northumbria University…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

May 15 – Manchester Vegan Market  Manchester Vegan Market 80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day at Bowlers Exhibition Centre from 10.30am – 4.30pm…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

June 2022

June 4 – Bath Vegan Festival Bath Vegan Festival 80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day from 10.30am – 16.30pm at The Bath Pavillion…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

June 5 – Morecambe Vegan Festival  Morecambe Vegan Festival Morecambe will be raising funds for Farplace Animal Rescue from 10.30am – 16.00pm at The Platform…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

June 12 – Great Yorkshire Vegan Market Great Yorkshire Vegan Market 80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers and free samples running throughout the day from 10.30am – 4.00pm at Leeds Kirkgate Market…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

July 2022

July 3 – West Yorkshire Vegan Festival West Yorkshire Vegan Festival The West Yorkshire Vegan Festival is back for another year, raising vital funds for Farplace Animal Rescue…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

August 2022

August 7 – Welsh Vegan Festival  Welsh Vegan Festival The Welsh Vegan Festival 2022 is back at the Tramshed on 7th August for a one day only event. All in aid of Farplace Animal Rescue…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

August 21 – Chester Vegan Festival Chester Vegan Festival The Chester Vegan Festival is back for another year, raising vital funds for Farplace Animal Rescue…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

September 2022

September 10 – Bridgwater’s Vegan Eco Market  Bridgwater’s Vegan Eco Festival Vegan Fairs are bringing the best plant-based food, ethical clothing brands, cruelty-free beauty products and eco-friendly household items from local, independent companies… straight to your doorstep…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

September 25 – Tewkesbury Vegan Fair Event Tewkesbury Vegan Fair Event Vegan Events Gloucestershire is back for the third Tewkesbury Vegan Fair!We will be bringing around 30 stalls of vegan food, cakes, shopping, outreach, information and charities to Watson Hall!READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

October 2022

October 15 – Vegan Lifestyle Show Vegan Lifestyle Show After a three year break, the Vegan Lifestyle Show is back this year. The event will be held at the Cowes Yacht Haven, Event Centre in Cowes, from 10am til 5pm…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

October 15 –  Birmingham Vegan Festival Birmingham Vegan Festival This Festival is organised by Farplace Animal Rescue who is a UK animal rescue that helps specialist cases. The event will be held at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, from 10am til 5pm…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

November 2022

November 6 – Great Yorkshire Vegan Market Great Yorkshire Vegan Market 80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers and free samples running throughout the day from 10.30am – 4.00pm at Leeds Kirkgate Market…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

November 20 – Manchester Vegan Winter Festival Manchester Vegan Winter Festival 60+ fantastic stalls running throughout the day from 10.30am – 4.30pm at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

November 26 – Bath Vegan Festival Bath Vegan Festival 80+ fantastic stalls, world food caterers, exciting cookery demos, inspirational talks, interactive workshops, yoga and children’s activities running throughout the day from 10.30am – 16.30pm at The Bath Pavillion…READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

December 4 – Gloucester Vegan Christmas Market Gloucester Vegan Christmas Market The fifth Gloucester Vegan Christmas Market is back! 60 stalls of all vegan and cruelty free shopping, food, drinks and gifts. Get your Christmas shopping done and also enjoy a some yummy vegan food and drink. Full vendor list coming soon!READ MORE Jobs: volunteers needed, please contact merchandise@viva.org.uk if you can help

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