Active for Animals is our youth group for vegetarian, vegan and other young people who care about and want to help animals.
Watch the Short Film our Auckland group made for the 2015 Short Film Competition 🙂
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.
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.
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.
Tell us here – we’ll discuss it at the next meeting and might even publish your story!
Try some of these out!
Dead quiet, nothing but the ferns move
Barbed fences with their spikes puncturing the endless night skyline
A soft wind caresses the land with a sharp cool flow
The huntsman wades through knee high grass, death is but a game to him
Muffled thumps as rabbits’ limp bodies pummel the baked earth