Volunteer

 


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. 

December Volunteer Sign-ups

Exeter 12/05

Rollinsford 12/19

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! 

Greeter: You will be at market entrance, either just outside or just inside the door, depending on your preference and weather conditions. You will be directing customers into line as they arrive. You will also have the official market attendance clicker counting every person that enters market. You may choose either the first half or second half of market. If you want to do the entire market, please select both times if available.  You will be stationary and standing.

Market Support/Safety Attendant: You will help market staff direct customers in a one-way direction. You will also remind customers to socially distance and keep masks on at all times. Checking of hand sanitizer stations and other safety materials, barriers, etc. will also be parts of your role. No experience necessary. We recommend you wear bright clothing and be ready to walk and talk!

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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