Farmers' Market Brigade


Cause Areas

When

Fri Jun 01, 2018 - Sun Sep 30, 2018

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Do you love farmers' markets? Do you want to increase fresh food access in your neighborhood? Then join the Farmers' Market Brigade!

Brigade volunteers help distribute Produce Plus checks at participating neighborhood farmers’ markets in DC. Through the Produce Plus program, DC residents who receive SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, Medicare QMB, TANF, Grocery Plus (Senior CSFP), or SSI Disability can receive $10 twice per week to spend on fresh fruits and vegetables.

The farmers’ markets and the city need your help to run this program!

As a volunteer, your key responsibilities are:

  • Commit to 5 volunteer slots between June and September (4-5 hours of time each)
  • Attend one two-hour training
  • Distribute Produce Plus checks at a farmers’ market
  • Treat all farmers' market customers with respect and dignity
Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Alice Reilly at maryalice@dcgreens.org or 202-601-9200 ext. 211 for information about upcoming trainings.

Skills

  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Bilingual
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 5 volunteer shifts between Jun - Nov.

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