About our local network

The Vegetarian Society has details of local groups all over the UK, all run and financially supported by volunteers.


What does the network do?

photo of a local group's stall

The local network plays a very important role in campaigns such as National Vegetarian Week. We depend on local contacts to interpret our campaigns to suit local circumstances and carry them right into the heart of the community. This is done in a variety of ways: distributing leaflets, organising cookery demonstrations and taste-ins, taking information stalls to festivals and fairs, to name just a few.

Groups also provide many different types of support for local vegetarians, such as compiling local vegetarian guides and newsletters, arrange meet ups, maintaining websites and local e-groups, recruiting new members for the Society and raising vital funds. However, it's not all hard work. Most also find time to put on social events such as meals out, rambles and Christmas parties.


Your help can make a difference

These groups need active people who care about animals, human health and the environment, and who want to help spread the message. Your help can make a great difference to local campaigns, even if you can only spare a few hours a month, or a day or two for seasonal campaigns. To find a local network contact, please use the contacts lists to find your nearest group.


Youth contacts

Youth contacts are doing similar things among their contemporaries. Some are running groups and some are working alone. Our Young Veggie website has plenty of information on becoming a Youth Contact.


Student contacts

Existing college or university vegetarian groups are welcome to join our network, please fill in the form if you are interested in being involved. If you are a new group or are getting ready to start a group we have available

Information and help for student groups 


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