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Woodstock Farmers Market

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It is Woodstock Farmers Market's mission is to provide access for all to quality fresh produce, address food insecurity, represent community diversity and strengthen neighborhood relationships through our support of local farmers and by providing a central gathering place. The market promotes healthy eating, food education, and close ties between farms and our urban community.

We can only fulfill our mission through the support of volunteers. Volunteers are essential to the success of our market every Sunday June-October. We are always seeking new volunteers and ways to connect with our neighbors and local community. We invite you to get involved in the second half of the 2021 season!


Volunteer Roles at Woodstock Farmers Market
Floaters will roam through the market, and may hover near entrances/exits. Floaters help with welcoming shoppers, answering customer questions, providing vendor breaks, and doing crowd counts. The morning and afternoon floaters will also be helping with minimal set-up/takedown. The midday floater shift is a great option for those unable to do heavy lifting. All floaters will be interacting a lot with our shoppers. Shift length: 1.5 hours

SNAP/Info Booth volunteers handle our wireless debit machine to convert EBT SNAP transactions into tokens which can be used with our vendors. SNAP/Info booth volunteers also distribute Double UP Food Bucks (DUFB), a matching program through Farmers Market Fund that makes healthy, locally grown food more accessible to underserved Oregonians. Additional training is required. We ask new volunteers to work a few floater shifts to build familiarity with our market, vendors, and policies before being trained in SNAP. This is because our info booth volunteers are often asked a lot of questions by customers. Shift length: 2.25 hours


Set-up/ Tear-Down Volunteers help us unpack/pack our shed with the needed equipment for the day. Get a quick workout in while helping us set-up/take-down bike racks, canopies, tables, chairs, bins, and more. This shift is great for able-bodied busy-bodies. Shift length: 45 mins


If you're interested in lending a hand this Summer/early Fall please fill out our simple volunteer application and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch with you.
https://woodstockmarketpdx.com/support/volunteer/apply/

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About Woodstock Farmers Market

Location:

4207 SE Woodstock Blvd, PMB #251, Portland, OR 97206, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide access for all to quality fresh produce, address food insecurity, represent community diversity and strengthen neighborhood relationships through our support of local farmers and by providing a central gathering place. The market promotes healthy eating, food education, and close ties between farms and our urban community.

Description

The Woodstock Farmers market has been connecting our community to local Oregon farmers since 2011. A huge part of our success has been the amazing group of volunteers that show up each Sunday throughout the season to lend their time and enthusiasm to one of Portland’s favorite farmers markets. We couldn’t do this without you!

Volunteers help to make our market a safe functioning community space for all to enjoy, and with their help Woodstock Farmers Market has earned the reputation of being a socially-distanced and enjoyable market during 2020.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4600 Southeast Woodstock BoulevardPortland, OR 97206

(45.47902,-122.61495)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Management
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Operations
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • When you sign up for a shift we are relying on your help. Please be sure of your commitment before signing up. We expect our volunteers to stay for the entirety of their shift unless other arrangements have been made with the Volunteer Coordinator.
  • There are no minimum number of shifts or hours required to volunteer

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