Seacoast Eat Local is a non-profit organization, and our work is made possible by passionate volunteers in the Seacoast. With diverse people offering their time and talents, we’re able to connect consumers with farmers and keep local food a vibrant aspect of Seacoast life.
Our volunteer opportunities include staffing info tables at community events, helping farmers unload at our winter markets, assisting in data collection for Seacoast Harvest, working with our SNAP/EBT & Debit program at farmers’ markets, and creating interest around many local food events.
Volunteers are inspired to help for different reasons… they may buy local food for environmental reasons, or they may delight in local food as a home chef or as a nutritionist. Some people are motivated to support local agriculture because it is a great way to contribute to our regional economy, or they may want to preserve open land in the Seacoast. Whatever your reasons are for supporting local food, Seacoast Eat Local can use your help.
Winter Farmers Markets Volunteer Sign Up
This year’s winter farmers’ markets are going to look different in many ways which also means we will also be looking for more volunteers than ever before to make it happen! We will have some of the same opportunities we have had in the past as well as some newer opportunities.
Below is a list of the available volunteer opportunities and their descriptions. Face coverings are required of volunteers at all times. All times and open slots for each market can be found via the surveys listed below for the corresponding market site and date.
November Winter Market Volunteer Sign-ups
Volunteer opportunity descriptions
Set-up crew: Please be comfortable with working on your feet, and able to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. There will be lots of assistance from SEL staff and other volunteers. Report to Information Table at 7:45am for further instructions (all training is done on the job) Best part about this shift is that you will be first in line to start shopping when the market begins!
Outside Greeters and Counters: The outside greeter will be responsible for asking customers if they have a ticket to attend the farmers’ market. If not they will communicate to the customer appointments are required and where they can find the link to make an appointment. You will be responsible for communicating with the exit moderator to ensure capacity limits are not exceeded.
Admission: You will allow customers from the line to enter the market.
Exit Moderator: The exit moderator will be responsible for communicating the number of customers exiting the market to ensure a smooth transition of customer-in-customer-out.
Floater: Please only apply to this position if you are an experienced Seacoast Eat Local volunteer or board member. The floater will be a jack of all trades on market day, assisting the market manager with covering booths, customer service, and answering questions throughout the market.
SNAP Table Lead: Please only apply to this position if you are an experienced Seacoast Eat Local volunteer (training is required for this position). You will operate the EBT/Credit/Debit terminal as well as organize and record transactions. You will be responsible for answering questions and reporting to the market manager with any questions or concerns.
NEW: Market Pick-up Order Program
Outside Pick-up program crew: Responsible for checking the customer’s order information and running orders to customer vehicles. You will work collaboratively with the Pick-up program supervisor.
Inside Pick-up program crew: Responsible for collaborating with the Pick-up program supervisor to organize customer orders and vendor drop-offs.
We want to thank you for considering volunteering with Seacoast Eat Local and if you have any questions please feel free to contact the Program Coordinator, Morgan Morani, at [email protected].
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