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Hillsdale Farmers' Market Volunteer

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HILLSDALE FARMERS MARKET

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 16 people are interested
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Help out at the Hillsdale Farmers’ Market in SW Portland! Below are the volunteer opportunities we have available (2 hour shifts each on Sundays):

  • Setting up the market (every Sunday from 7:30 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).
  • 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!
In response to COVID19, we are limiting the number of customers in the market and encouraging customers to keep six feet and wear masks.
Our Volunteer Coordinator, Azul, 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 hillsdalemarketvolunteers@gmail.com for more information or respond to this post on volunteermatch.

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About HILLSDALE FARMERS MARKET

Location:

1509 SW SUNSET BLVD STE 2E, PORTLAND, OR 97239, 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.

Description

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.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1509 SW Sunset BlvdPortlandPortland, OR 97239

(45.47966,-122.69314)
 

SKILLS

  • Environmental Education
  • Farming
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Food Service
  • Retail / Sales

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • The market is on Sundays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hrs, but however long or little you can stay is great!

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