Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Santa Monica Farmers Markets!  To operate smoothly, the Santa Monica Farmers Markets rely heavily on volunteers. We have a variety of positions available and while each has a defined role, there is room for creativity and flexibility in each position. We currently seek volunteers for our at-market positions of Info Booth Volunteer, Market Entrance Monitor, and Vendor Booth Auditor.  Typically each market has an AM shift and a PM shift between 7am and 2 pm (unless otherwise noted).

Responsibilities:

Information Booth VolunteersVolunteer Hope

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

Market Exit/Entrance Monitor

  • Maintain communication with Market Manager to allow customers in and out of market in accordance with social distancing protocol
  • Greet customers entering and exiting Market, sharing market rules to customers (such as distancing, masks and essential visits)
    Assist in opening, placing and breaking down signs and canopies

Vendor Booth Auditor

(Wednesday or Saturday 6:30 am – 8:00 am)

  • Monitor vendor booths at start of market for required signs; adjust markings at booths to optimize line flow and social distancing. (Mornings only- may combine with Information booth or Entrance/Exit monitor positions)

Volunteer Qualifications:Volunteer Marylin

  • 18 and older
  • Reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Excellent verbal, customer service, and communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers and locally grown produce and community engagement!

How to Apply

Click HERE to apply today!
Questions?  Email our Volunteer Coordinator at SMFMS.Volunteer@SMGOV.NET.

For more detailed job descriptions, check out our Volunteer Manual!

Volunteer DanielVolunteer Chris

Holiday Closures

The Saturday Downtown Market will be closed following Thanksgiving, November 28, 2020, please visit our other Saturday market in Virginia Avenue Park

Check back for 2020 winter holiday closures in November.

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

Pico Blvd. & Cloverfield Blvd.
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

240 Main St.
8:30am - 1:30pm