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Alchemist Community Development Corporation

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Help people use their EBT at Central Market!

Give back this new year - volunteer for food access at Sacramento County farmers' markets!

Sign up today for our upcoming volunteer orientation on Sunday, January 23, from 9am to 10am. Orientation is in person at Sacramento's Central Farmers' Market at Arden Mall.

Alchemist CDC facilitates the use of CalFresh (SNAP/EBT) benefits and bonus Market Match incentives at Sacramento County farmers' markets. We need your help to connect communities to fresh, healthy, local food.

Volunteer duties:

  • Assist in processing SNAP transactions
  • Distribute EBT and Market Match vouchers
  • Assist in redemption of vouchers from farmers’ market vendors

After you complete the volunteer orientation, you are welcome to volunteer at any of our participating farmers' markets:
  • Florin - Thursdays in South Sacramento
  • Country Club Plaza - Saturdays in Arden
  • Laguna - Saturdays in Elk Grove
  • Midtown - Saturdays in Midtown
  • Sunrise Station - Saturdays in Rancho Cordova
  • Natomas (seasonal) - Saturdays in Natomas
  • Central Arden Mall - Sundays in Arden
  • Capitol Mall (seasonal) - Wednesdays in Downtown Sacramento

Due to the close proximity of volunteers and staff for the length of the farmers' market day, all volunteers must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and are required to wear face masks while at the CalFresh booths.

Our CalFresh community is as diverse as the city of Sacramento! We are looking for bilingual volunteers who can communicate in Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

Sign up today by emailing Charlie, Program Coordinator, at charlie@alchemistcdc.org. Show Less

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About Alchemist Community Development Corporation


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

Mission Statement

Connecting communities to land, food, and opportunity.


Vision: all neighborhoods are vibrant, equitable, healthy and diverse.

Core Values:

  • Vibrant: Neighborhoods are full of creative residents with the best ideas for improving their communities - we are here to help develop and educate residents as a way to strengthen communities
  • Equitable: Social justice in community development means that all residents should contribute to and benefit from economic and physical development in their neighborhoods
  • Healthy: A healthy community is one that improves the quality of life and over-all well-being of those that live, work and play there
  • Diverse: Community health is strengthened by having residents of diverse ethnicity, economic level, cultural background, age and interest

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5901 Florin RoadSacramento, CA 95823



  • Arabic
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese




  • Orientation or Training
  • We are looking for regular volunteers that can commit to weekly, bimonthly, or monthly shifts.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required, face masks required

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