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Hillsdale Farmers' Market Volunteer

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 164 people are interested

Help out at the Hillsdale Farmers’ Market in SW Portland! The address is for Rieke Elementary, the market site location. Below are the volunteer opportunities we have available (1-2 hour shifts each on Sundays):

  • Setting up the market (every Sunday from 8 am to 9 am) - Start your Sunday by helping set up signs, tables and tents with a team of 3 people. This is an active task and involves some lifting, carrying, and pulling carts. Think of it as a work out that helps your community at the same time!
  • Help run the info booth (9 am to 11 am or 11 am to 1 pm) - Helping at the info booth includes selling market tokens using the debit/credit card machine, help manage the line of customers into the market, and answering customer questions. We provide training of how to run the debit/ credit/ EBT machine and how to properly distribute DUFB (double up food bucks- our SNAP match program).
  • Power of Produce Booth (9am to 11am or 11am - 1:15pm) - The POP program is a nationwide effort to teach kids about food, where it comes from, and what healthy food choices look like. Currently we put together a take-home activity every week. Volunteers would be responsible for checking kids in, signing up new registrations, packing up activities, and handing them to kids.
  • Market Breakdown (12:45 to 2:15 pm) - This consists of taking down tents, collecting the signs and trash, and loading everything back into the truck. Taking down the market is an active task and is my favorite form of exercise!

Our Volunteer Coordinator or Market Manager will be there to walk you through the market tasks. If you can’t stay for two hours, there are plenty of smaller tasks that can be completed in less time. For example, we need a volunteer to ring the opening market bell at 9 am on Sundays!
Email for more information or respond to this post on volunteermatch.

6 Shifts

  • morning / 07:45 AM to 09:00 AM
    Setting up the market
  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Helping out at the information booth
  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Helping out at the kid's booth
  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Helping out at the kid's booth
  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Helping out at the information booth
  • afternoon / 12:45 PM to 02:30 PM
    Helping breakdown the market
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PO Box 80262, PORTLAND, OR 97280, US

Mission Statement

Our missions is to create and sustain a not-for-profit enterprise that provides fresh local farm and other products in the Southwest Portland Community, providing a viable market for local farmers, and enhancing the business, nutritional, and community health of Southwest Portland.


The Hillsdale Farmers' Market is a year-round market hosting over 50 local farmers and food artisans from Oregon and Southwest Washington. In addition to providing a space for customers to connect with vendors of sustainable foods, we offer a number of programs to support our community.

DUFB Program: Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) is our SNAP Match program for our SNAP customers. ("SNAP" stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps.) Each market day, eligible participants can receive up to $10 in matching funds when they purchase SNAP tokens to spend at the market. The DUFB voucher is valid for the purchase of buy fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh or dried beans, fresh herbs, vegetable & herb starts, and nuts and seeds. DUFB is an incentive for SNAP customers to purchase the healthiest items available at the farmers market while empowering them to spend their SNAP funds locally. We are able to to provide this incentive thanks to the generosity of following businesses and organizations below.

POP Program: Power of Produce (POP) is a nation-wide farmers’ market-based kids program that aims to teach children about produce, our local food system, and healthy food preparation. After completing the weekly activity, kids receive a POP Buck worth $2 to spend on a produce item of their choice at the market.


Children & Youth
Children & Youth, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 6 shifts


1405 Southwest Vermont StreetPortlandPortland, OR 97219



  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Gardening
  • Retail / Sales
  • People Skills


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Shifts are 1-2 hours depending on the shift (see description). The earliest shift starts at 7:30am and the latest runs until 2pm. We're also very flexible with schedules and times!

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