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Santa Monica Farmers Market

Volunteers

 

General Market 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

Qualifications:

  • Able to commit to a regular schedule. (Shifts are available weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for 3-4 hours per shift.)
  • Aged 18 years or older
  • Reliable, responsible, and punctual
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people
  • Enjoy working outdoors

 

Education Volunteers

 

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 hours per month for 6 months or more between September 2017 – May 2018.
  • 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, as well as excellent computer skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • 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

 

How to Apply

 
Click here to access the application.

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

 

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

 

VolunteersTestimonial Bill
Last updated: 8/11/2017

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

WICLogo

Market Match

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

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