Volunteer at Freedom

Freedom Farmers’ Market began in 2014 as a vendor run market with the help of one market manager. Needless to say that we need volunteers and interns to help. In 2014, over 15 volunteers contributed to helping the market operate on Saturday morning and helped with our fundraisers and extra programming! We hope that number grows each year. Our “good food” community is greatly enriched by the contributions of our wonderful volunteers. We hope you’ll join them in helping us sustain Freedom Farmers’ Market for years to come.

 

Saturday Needs

Set-up Volunteers (7am-9am)

Each Saturday, we must unload market supplies and help our vendors, info booth and the chef to get their booths set up. This task takes just a few hands but is needed greatly. Only 1 volunteer per Saturday is needed for this task.

Market Info Booth Volunteers (9am-1pm)

Freedom Farmers’ Market runs a token exchange as a convenience to our customers. All Vendors take cash (and some have the capability to accept mobile phone payments), but if you run out of cash, we can swipe a debit, credit or EBT card at our info booth table for tokens to spend with the Vendors. We have the market manager on hand for this process, as well as answering questions, but several extra helpers are always appreciated.

Clean-up Volunteers (12:30pm-2pm)

In the afternoon, we must remove everything we brought in during set-up. Many hands make light work! Only 2 volunteers per Saturday is needed for this task.

Special event Volunteers (as needed)

These on-call volunteers would help with staffing booths at special events during the market, or off-site (annual Fundraisers, etc). Team could also serve as a point of contact for our “Street Teams” to gathering necessary supplies and communicating with the off-site organizers.

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INTERN AT FREEDOM FARMERS’ MARKET

WE ARE LOOKING FOR AN INTERN!

Freedom Farmers Market, Public Relations Intern

Start Date:
Immediate

Roles and Responsibilities:
The primary project of the PR intern is to work with the Freedom Farmers Market manager on marketing and outreach strategies and then implementing strategies through “street level” marketing and outreach.

Tasks include, but are not limited to:
• Coordinating outreach efforts, for increasing the number of customers and customers who use EBT;
• Researching and participating in tabling opportunities as they arise;
• Writing weekly blog post for Freedom Farmers Market blog and newsletter;
• Researching recipes, educational resources, and articles to share on social media;
• Assembling a small but powerful street team to handle material distribution, outreach, and canvassing for EBT;
• Taking photos during market for posting on social media pages;
• Organize survey teams for in market surveys
• Other tasks as they arise.

Qualifications:
• Interest in farmers markets and the local food movement;
• Ability to work well independently as well as take direction from others;
• Resourceful, reliable, and organized;
• Willingness to learn and ability to learn quickly;
• Ability to get along well with diverse groups of people;
• Proficient communicator;
• High School diploma required. Prefer student seeking college or graduate degree;
• Competency in at least two of the following: writing, design, photography, video, social media.

Commitment:
Approximately 5 to 10 hours per week for at least 3 months.

To Apply:
Send resume, cover letter, at least one professional reference, and other applicable materials (such as writing samples, design samples, etc) to freedomfarmersmkt@gmail.com