We could use your help! Come volunteer at you local Farmers Markets this summer. We have a variety of volunteer positions available, for all ages. You can email Naomi at: email@example.com or apply online. Depending on the volunteer position you may be eligible for Market swag, market produce discounts and endless amounts of gratitude! See you at the Market!
Market Match Token Distributors
The Visalia Farmers Market offers the Market Match program to increase access to the Market by allowing purchases to be made using EBT benefits. To keep the program running successfully, we depend on volunteer staff to assist patrons by explaining how the program works and helping process transactions for tokens used to make purchases at the Market.
We and our patrons depend on our EBT volunteers to behave maturely and with discretion. The Fresh Access Project Coordinator will schedule shifts, train and manage volunteers. Shifts are available Thursday nights from 5pm to 8:30pm and Saturday mornings 8am to 11:30am.
We can always use help getting word out about our Market in the community. Are you on Facebook or Instagram? Follow us and consider volunteering to help us spread the word via Social Media! Follow us on Facebook by clicking here, and add us on Twitter and Instagram.
Market Setup and Breakdown
Setup for the Markets start an hour before the scheduled start time and wraps up at around half an hour after it closes. Duties include Market Match booth setup, Info Booth setup, vendor assistance, signage placement, and duties as assigned. Market breakdown entails Info Booth breakdown, vendor assistance, signage retrieval, and duties as assigned.
Special Event Support
The Market often has featured events such as cooking demonstrations, art workshops, family activities, the Annual Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, canning classes and community demonstrations. Our staff needs extra help setting up these events in the morning and breaking down in the afternoon. Duties include guest sign ins, venue setup, special event setup and breakdown.
To volunteer, please fill out the application above and visit us at the Information Booth at the Market, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.