Newport Beach Farmers' Market - Intern & Volunteer

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Sprouts of Promise

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The Newport Beach Farmers' Market is a Certified Farmers' Market with a "farmer first' philosophy. Sundays from 9-1pm, the market brings together sustainable California farms, local artisans, musicians and community members. The market has a sister nonprofit, Sprouts of Promise. Sprouts of Promise is a 501(c)(3) that educates children and families on the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables and gives food-insecure individuals access to locally grown produce.

Take the next steps:
*View and choose an opportunity below
*Submit an application at http://www.farmermark.com/volunteer


Our internships and volunteer opportunities are as follows:

Internships:

* Market Ambassador:

Attend local community/university events to promote the programs of Sprouts of Promise and the Newport Beach Farmers' Market. Speak publicly, post flyers, recruit volunteers, network with similar food-focused organizations. This internship culminates with the planning and execution of one unique in-market event. Minimum of 2 community events per month (6 month commitment). Work days and times will vary depending on event and task.

* Market Curriculum Developer:

Develop market-based local food curriculum (market scavenger hunts, games and crafts) for educational market Kid Zone activities. Preferred commitment of 4 hours per week for 4 months.


Volunteer Positions:

* Social Media Volunteer:

Develop content for the Sprouts of Promise website and social media platforms. Activities include interviewing farmers in the Newport Beach Farmers' Market, writing blog posts, taking in-market photographs, researching food trends, and connecting with food bloggers and local social media influencers. At home and in market. Commitment of 1.5 hours weekly for 10 weeks.

* Photography Volunteer:

Take photos at the Newport Beach Farmers' Market and at Sprouts of Promise in-market and off-site events! Your photos will be used to promote Sprouts of Promise’s programs on our website, social media platforms and on marketing displays. Prefer a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month for six months, but will consider alternative schedules.

* Information Booth Volunteer:

Serve as a market liaison, answering customer questions, providing farmers' market tours, and promoting Sprouts of Promise programs and events. Prefer a minimum commitment of 2 shifts per month for six months.

* Youth Education Volunteer:

Follows Market-based curriculum, teaching children the importance of fruits, vegetables and sustainable agriculture through games, crafts and scavenger hunts. Minimum commitment of one shift per month for 3 months.

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About Sprouts of Promise

Location:

12775 Millennium Dr #155, Playa Vista, CA 90094, US

Mission Statement

Sprouts of Promise's mission is to educate children and families on the importance of fresh fruits and vegetables for a healthy lifestyle, and give food-insecure individuals access to locally grown produce.

Description

We offer both internship and volunteer opportunities at our Farmers' Markets which is our primary platform. In addition to these positions, we are open to tailoring volunteer positions to meet your interests and curriculum needs.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

70 Newport PierNewport Beach, CA 92663

(33.60746,-117.92881)
 

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Customer Service
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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