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Active for Animals – Youth Group

Active for Animals – Youth Group

Active for Animals is our youth group for vegetarian, vegan and other young people who care about and want to help animals.

Active for Animals youth groupAims of the group

  • have fun;
  • meet like-minded young people and make friends;
  • learn how to cook some great vegan dishes;
  • play games/watch movies/activities; and
  • help animals by fundraising, writing letters, making banners, etc.

Watch the Short Film our Auckland group made for the 2015 Short Film Competition 🙂

Active for Animals youth group - ShannonSafety

We take the safety of our members very seriously. For your peace of mind, all our facilitators have been police checked.  Our members sign in to a record book at the start of the session and the book contains a list of parent/guardian contact numbers in case of emergency.

For more information, email us.

Auckland

Our members range in age from 8 to 13 years. The group meets monthly on the first Tuesday evening of the month, from 6.30 to 8.00pm. Meetings are held at the Auckland Trades Hall, 147 Great North Rd , Grey Lynn (between Scanlan and Sussex St).

The cost per session is $7 ($5 for NZ Vegetarian Society members) to be paid at the start of each night. This includes the cost of ingredients when we run cooking sessions.

We also do occasional trips, which are held either during the school holidays or at a weekend.

Enrol in the Auckland Youth Group here

While we prefer enrolments to be done in advance so we can cater for everyone, you can enrol on the night.

Madeleine Bella & Pia Alderson – Facilitators

 

Madeleine has been working in animal rights and with children for almost 13 years and currently works as a primary school teacher in Mount Eden. She loves globetrotting, poetry, hiking, biking, and kombucha brewing. She co-ran A4A with Amanda in early 2017 and late 2018 and is excited to be leading with Pia this year.

 

Pia has been vegan for 4 years, and vegetarian for 6 years before that. She loves cooking and creating vegan versions of her favourite childhood recipes (next up… custard slice!). She’s traveled a fair bit of the world as a veg*n and loved sharing stories, making up games and joking around. Pia is super stoked to be volunteering with A4A this year, and hopes to bring lots of excitement to the group.

Members – have your say:

  • Tell us why being a veggie is important to you.
  • Send us a photo of your favourite animal.
  • Tell your story of how you went veggie.
  • Submit a burning question about veggie living that you’d like to get answered.
  • If you’ve been getting active for animals, write us a report. It could be anything from telling your friends the truth about battery farming to cooking veggie meals at home to organising an event at your school. You might even encourage others to get active as well.

Tell us here – we’ll discuss it at the next meeting and might even publish your story!


Active for Animals Recipes

Try some of these out!

Active for Animals youth group at Matakana Animal Sanctuary


The Hunt  – poem by an early Active for Animals Member

Silence
Dead quiet, nothing but the ferns move

Wire
Barbed fences with their spikes puncturing the endless night skyline

Breeze
A soft wind caresses the land with a sharp cool flow

Movement
The huntsman wades through knee high grass, death is but a game to him

Gun shots
Muffled thumps as rabbits’ limp bodies pummel the baked earth

– Mack
Active for Animals - Vegetarian Youth Group