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Volunteers

Responsibilities:

 

Information Booth 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:

  • 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

 

Education Volunteers

 

 Education Volunteers consist of the Field Trip Teacher and Food Manager volunteers who teach children about the wonders of the market, contribute to the lesson plans, and gather ingredients from vendors for demonstrations and activities.   

 

  • Shop for produce at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
  • Assist in preparing samples 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
  • Must be available Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12 pm

 

After School Market Volunteers

 

After School Market Volunteers teach at off-site locations such as libraries and after school programs to bring the farmers market to children!

 

  • Teach 30 minute presentations to students at after school programs (up to 25 stuednts per class and 3 classes per day)
  • Assist in preparing farmers market ingredients for demonstrations and activities
  • Communicating with those in charge of the offsite program
  • Must be available Thursdays 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm.

 

Volunteer Qualifications:

  • College aged or above
  • Reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Excellent verbal, customer service, and communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people (if Information Booth Volunteers)
  • Comfortable working with a children (if Education, After School Market, or Children's Activity Volunteers)
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, small farmers and locally grown produce, social media, marketing, education and environmental sustainability!

 

How to Apply

 
Click here to access the application.

For any questions please feel free to contact our Volunteer/Intern Coordinator at henry.haprov@smgov.net.

 

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

 

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Last updated: 1/24/2018

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

Wednesday Downtown

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

Saturday Downtown

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

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

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

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

We Accept
CalFresh

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Market Match

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

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