Wolfville Farmers' Market Volunteers

Want to Volunteer at the Market?

The Wolfville Farmers’ Market is a hub celebrating local food and culture and we invite you to participate as a volunteer. We have lots of volunteer roles. If you have time, energy and passion to contribute check out the positions below, and if you have more questions or are interested in volunteering contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will do her best to answer them.   You can also go ahead and apply to be a volunteer through our Volunteer Application. Once your application is submitted give us two weeks to be in touch to discuss plans and commitments.

 

The Positions are:

Info Booth Greeters
Want to get to know your community in a deeper way? Info Booth Greeters get to know the community organizations, the musicians, the vendors and the shoppers. These volunteers welcome the community with a warm greeting from our Information Booth to ensure they know they can receive the best possible customer service. From the Information Booth they will help shoppers find vendors and products they are looking for, sell Market Merchandise and Raffle Tickets, or talk to shoppers about upcoming events or Market initiatives.

  • Commitment: we ask that Info Booth Hosts commit to working two 2-hour shifts during the Market per month
  • Qualifications: strong Communication Skills, organizational skills, positive and outgoing, interested in food and culture, community minded, money handling experience

Good Food Hub Assistants
Do you want to be involved in food education?   The Good Food Hub Kitchen Assistants will assist the Good Food Hub Coordinator with Programs, Cooking Classes and Demonstrations being held at the Market.  They may also learn about how to use all the kitchen equipment and then help train others renting the facility on how to properly and responsible work in the kitchen.

 

  • Commitment: we ask thatGood Food Hub Assistants commit to volunteering for at least 2 out of 4 programs (cooking classes and food matters) in the Fall or in the Spring.
  • Qualifications: passionate about food and nutrition, food safety training an asset, strong communication skills,  positive and outgoing, community minded, money handling experience

 

Kids Crew
Do you like kids? We often are looking for leadership or assistance in programming for kids... be it face painting, crafts or activities.

  • Commitment: one 3-hour activity per month with kids
  • Qualifications: crafty, fun, interested in using natural or recycled materials, organized, good with kids, teaching experience appreciated


The Decorators
Do you like to decorate? The Market has major events that require decorating skills. If you have a knack for decorating, especially using natural and reused elements, join the decorating team and share your festive spirit with the whole community.

  • Commitment: two events and every event includes one meeting, the gathering of materials and making homemade decorations in advance of the event; plus actual decorating time at the Market
  • Qualifications: artistic, interest in natural materials, teamworker


Poster Distribution
You will need a vehicle as we have a monthly poster distribution list that takes you throughout the Valley. If you have one afternoon a month to offer, and a vehicle this might be just the ticket for you.   

  • Commitment: 4 hours/month monthly for a minimum of 6 months
  • Qualifications: have a car, reliable, available the first week of every month


Bloggers/Writers/Social Media Experts/Photographers
Help us spread the word about local producers and our Market through the power of your voice... write about us, blog about us and our vendors and the local food movement, take great photos and share them with us for website or facebook page, and of course you can always tweet and post facebook messages.

  • Commitment: one article, blog, photo shoot per month for a minimum of 5 months
  • Qualifications: strong communication skills (written), community minded, engaged in the food and culture hub of the valley, independent, curious, a promoter


Building/Landscape Projects
Woodworkers, landscapers, painters... help us keep the Market looking fresh by offering your skills to maintain and improve the infrastructure of the Market for all to enjoy.

  • Time: one day’s labour within a year
  • Qualifications: carpentry, landscaping, painting