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Alchemist Community Development Corporation

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A great volunteer opportunity for anyone who loves going to the farmers’ market and helping our community eat fresh fruits and vegetables! As an Alchemist CDC Volunteer, you will help fellow Sacramento County residents use their CalFresh benefits (formerly known as food stamps) at Sacramento Area Farmers' Markets (listed at bottom)

Duties for the Farmers’ Market CalFresh/EBT Booth Volunteers include processing EBT transactions, distributing scrip, and collecting scrip from the vendors (farmers). The Volunteer shift is somewhat flexible - choose the full market shift or either a two-hour late-morning shift. You’ll be working with an intern or staff member at the booth during the market and providing a great experience for the CalFresh recipients and farmers.

All volunteers receive a hands-on training and we ask that you make a commitment to volunteer at four (4) market days over the first three months.

Our Purpose:

By providing the ability to use CalFresh at these markets, Alchemist hopes to make fresh produce more accessible to low-income individuals in these areas, while simultaneously increasing the sales for small-mid size farmers in California. This effort is in keeping with Alchemist CDC’s vision of a vibrant, equitable and diverse Sacramento. Farmers’ markets are an asset to communities, and can lead to improved health for area residents. By making it easier for low-income populations to purchase food at farmers’ markets, implementation of CalFresh acceptance makes these community assets more equitable and accessible to all individuals.

Locations available are:

Florin Farmers' Market: 5901 Florin Rd - Thurs. 8-12
Midtown Farmers' Market: J & 20th Streets - Sat. 9-1
Country Club Plaza Farmers' Market: 2310 Watt Ave - Sat. 8-12
Sunrise Station Farmers' Market: Folsom & Sunrise Blvds - Sat. 8-12
Laguna Farmers' Market: 8245 Laguna Blvd (Elk Grove) - Sat. 8-12
Central Farmers' Market: W & 8th Streets - Sun. 8-12

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About Alchemist Community Development Corporation


4625 44th St, Suite 33, Sacramento, CA 95820, US

Mission Statement

Mission Alchemist CDC's mission is to promote equitable development through smart growth and social justice. Vision Alchemist supports Sacramento residents in their efforts to develop vibrant, equitable and diverse communities.


Alchemist Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing and strengthening the ability of all Sacramento residents to shape the future of their neighborhoods and benefit equitably from development.


We'll work with your schedule.


4625 44th StreetSacramento, CA 95820



  • Customer Service
  • Nutrition
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5-hour hands-on training shift, 2.5- or 4.5-hour shifts after training. We ask volunteers to commit to four shifts in the first three months, but we will work with your schedule!
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old or older.

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