Our Foundation – Curators
We’re at a very crucial point in our inception in that we can’t yet introduce our paid system until we are up and running so we aren’t offering any paid positions – Those come later.
What we are doing however is to offer a position of curator, which is essentially volunteering. For the future even when we are in a position to offer paid positions (Which will actually be sooner rather than later. All income after paying hosting and other overheads will go into creating our paid team) we will be looking to employ those who have been curators. There are some reasons for this:
Question: Why would you want to work for free?
Well, let us put it to you this way… Why would you want to volunteer at all, for anything? Have you done anything because you enjoyed doing it? There are so many things that we do in our day to day life that don’t offer us a monetary payout. You go to the gym, you make food, you chat to your friends, you play a musical instrument, read a book, all the while not earning money for it. You do all these things because you learn something, it fulfils a need of yours, or at the very least you had fun.
We also want to bring up organisations like Direct Action Everywhere, Animal Activist Collective, Peta, Sea Shepherd, Hunt Sabateours, The save movement. If you’ve worked with these you’ve been volunteering your time and sometimes even your money (either through donations, paying for supplies for activism, or even just the commute). You volunteer with these organisations because you support what they stand for and what they are trying to accomplish.
We hope that you’d want to contribute in the same way, or if you’ve never contributed, know that you have an opportunity to do so. We aren’t saying to contribute to us instead of them, because that would be detrimental to vegan activism as a whole. The more people we have on the streets intervening in animal agriculture, the better. However, you might not always have the time, money, or mental health in check to attend vigils and slaughterhouse shutdowns, chase down fox hunters, spend 6 months on a Sea Shepherd cruiser, or do physical activism.
Not to mention that you might not even be in a place where any of the animal activism groups even operate, or if you are, they might not be operating when you are free. If you have a day, an afternoon, an hour, or even 20 minutes then you’ll be able to make a difference by contributing to our platform. Rather than spending an hour on Facebook and Twitter arguing with people who DON’T want to learn about veganism, why not contribute to our platform where people will have arrived at likely because they DO want to learn. It’s by far more productive that way and you’ll save those extra shreds of your sanity.