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Farmers Market Volunteers Needed - Santa Monica Farmers Markets

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City of Santa Monica, Farmers Markets

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering or interning with the Santa Monica Farmers Markets!

Volunteers:

At the Santa Monica Farmers Markets we rely heavily on volunteers for successful market operations. We have many 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.

Internships:

We are currently seeking one Social Media Intern and one Volunteer Coordinator Intern. These are unpaid volunteer internships that require a minimum time commitment of 10 hours per week for a period of 11 weeks or more. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities: Information Booth Volunteers (Wednesday or Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm)
  • 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 (Wednesday or Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 pm)
  • 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 7:00 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:
  • 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

Visit our website to complete an application

https://bit.ly/smfmsVol

Video of Pre-covid Volunteer Recruitment

This video will help you get a sense of our operations pre-Covid. https://youtu.be/JWIsCST7SD0

More opportunities with City of Santa Monica, Farmers Markets

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About City of Santa Monica, Farmers Markets

Location:

1901 Main Street, Suite F, Santa Monica, CA 90405, US

Mission Statement

The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthful eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products from small farms to urban customers, thereby building community and preserving California farmland.

Description

The City of Santa Monica oversees the operation and management of four Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs). An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the markets every year. Collectively, they provide customers year-round with a selection of fresh, seasonal produce that is pre-eminent among farmers' market programs in the state.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wednesday Farmers Market, Arizona Ave & 2nd StreetSaturday Farmers Market, Arizona Ave & 2nd StreetSunday Farmers Market, 2640 Main StreetSanta Monica, CA 90405

(34.00975,-118.46596)
 

SKILLS

  • Farming
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Event Management
  • Public Relations
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • weekly - one-two months, bi-weekly - two-three months
  • Strong people and communication skills, comfortable working in large crowds, must wear required PPE (face covering), punctual, reliable and flexible.

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