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June 2016
Thu Jun 2
10am - 12pm
Solar for Business
Sun Jun 5
9am - 3pm
Coast, Santa Monica's Open Streets Event
Sat Jun 11
9am - 2pm
Paper Shredding

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Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the operations of the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and are greatly appreciated.  Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of six months and 36 hours of service.  Volunteers perform a wide variety of tasks at the Farmers Market Information Booths as well as special projects:

  • VolunteersSet up the information booth table and signs
  • Answer customer inquiries
  • Run the EBT Machine and distribute scrip for food stamps
  • Direct customers in search of specific vendors or products
  • Collect and organize paperwork at the end of the market
  • Special projects and outreach 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying to volunteer at any of the four farmers markets, please complete and return the Volunteer Application to jodi.low@smgov.net or fax 310-391-9996.  For more information about volunteering contact us at 310.458.8712 x 5.

Skills Needed

  • Testimonial BillAble to commit to a regular schedule. Shifts are available weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for 3-4 hours per shift.
  • Reliable
  • Responsible
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Enjoy working outdoors

Education Volunteer

Education Volunteer Responsibilities Include:

  • Shop for produce at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
  • Assist in preparing samples and salads for market field trip classes to K-2nd grade students
  • Assist in teaching / independently teaching 20-minute presentations to K-2nd grade students (up to 25 students per class, 3 classes per day)
  • Assist in cleaning, breaking down booth, and making suggestions for following week’s class

 

How to Apply

 If you are interested in applying as an education volunteer, please complete and return the Volunteer Application to rufiena.jones-soro@smgov.net or fax 310-391-9996. For more information about volunteering contact us at 310.458.8712 x 3.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 hours per month for 6 months or more between February 2016 and July 2017.
  • Must be available Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12 pm and/or Thursdays 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.
  • College age or above
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers and locally grown produce, social media, marketing, education and environmental sustainability

 

 

 

Last updated: 2/26/2016

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

Market Closures

Saturday Downtown 11-26-16
Sunday 12-25-16
Sunday 01-01-17

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:30am - 1:30pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:30am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
9:30am-1:00pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
CalFresh


WICLogo

Market Match
No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))

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