Santa Monica Farmers Market Education Volunteer


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1901 Main Street, Suite FSanta Monica, CA 90405


About

Join our dynamic fast-paced team as a Farmers Market Volunteer /Intern. We are looking for responsible, dedicated, outgoing folks to assist with Farmers Market operations on-site and in our administrative office. Interns have the opportunity to work with Farmers Market staff to develop goals and projects.

Time Commitment: Minimum ten hours per month for six months or more. Education volunteer/intern must be available Wednesdays from 8:00 am - 12 noon and/or Tuesdays 9:00-11:30 am.

Education Volunteer Responsibilities Include:

  • Shop for produce at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market
  • Assist in preparing samples and salads for market field trip classes to K-2 nd grade students
  • Assist in teaching / independently teaching 20-minute presentations to K-2 nd 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:

  • 18 years of age or above
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • 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
Supplemental Questions

If applying for the education volunteer:

  1. Please explain why you want to intern/volunteer with the Santa Monica Farmers Markets and what you hope to learn, gain, accomplish during this internship.
  2. Please provide the dates, days and times you are available.
  3. Please provide 2 professional references names and phone numbers.

This is an unpaid volunteer position that requires a minimum time commitment of ten hours per month for a period of six months or more.

Please mail, e-mail or fax resume, cover letter, volunteer application supplemental questions and references to Rufiena Jones-Soro and smfms.education@smgov.net -- Re: Education Volunteer/Internship

Skills

  • Cooking / Catering
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 10 hours

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