Food Policy Task Force Co-Chair

Website HumaneActionPGH Humane Action Pittsburgh

Volunteer Position Description: Food Policy Task Force Co-Chair

Position Overview

Humane Action Pittsburgh (HAP) will be creating a city-wide task force to advise on issues related to food policy.  As the Co-Chair, you will make a difference for billions of farm animals worldwide, while also saving the planet and people’s health.

Purpose of the Position

• Educate the public and decision-makers on how food choices affect the environment
• Organize and strategize with co-chair on ground-breaking task force that can be a model for other cities across the globe
• Help HAP achieve our common goal of building the Model Humane City

Duties and Responsibilities

• Assist with planning and implementation of all task force projects
• Cultivate relationships with organizations and city officials to advance the mission of HAP and promote the task force
• Plan and attend meetings of the task force
• Respond to HAP leadership emails and calls within 48 hours
• Be prepared and on-time for meetings and events
• Share and support HAP’s mission and cover values; adhere to HAP’s policies
• Other duties as needed

Training Requirements

Training on HAP’s values and policies.

Skills and Qualifications

• Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
• Passion and knowledge of food justice related issues
• An outgoing personality and eagerness to meet new people
• Follow a plant-based diet
• Ability to meet deadlines
• Strong leadership qualities
• Creativity and ability to “think outside the box” a plus
• Self-motivated
• Ability to present yourself in a friendly, professional, and non-partisan manner
• Ability to work independently, follow and give instructions, and meet deadlines
• Working knowledge of Google Drive, or a willingness to learn

Time Commitment Required

3 – 4 hours per week


Location varies; typically within the City of Pittsburgh. Much of the work can be done remotely.

Dress Code

Professional dress required for meetings.

Benefits to the Volunteer

• Put your skills to work influencing policy and the health and nutrition of our region
• Know you are making a difference in reducing the suffering of animals, improving the health of the general public, and saving the environment for future generations
• Opportunity to meet new people and network with community members and volunteers
• Be a valued HAP team member
• Build your resume


Natalie Ahwesh, Vice President

Brian Bonsteel, Founder and President

What Volunteers Can Expect From HAP

• Support of HAP leadership and members
• Respect and appreciation for your contribution an input

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