Memphis Farmers Market | Downtown Memphis Farmers Market
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Get Involved

Volunteer

 
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We need your help!

Volunteering at the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown is a fun, interactive way to give back to our community by supporting local farmers, producers, and artisans, while educating market visitors about healthy eating habits, good nutrition, and the benefits of “eating fresh and local.”

Volunteers are essential to the success of Memphis Farmers Market operations, events, and stellar customer service. We depend on our volunteers on so many levels to help provide the best market experience possible! Whether you’re interested in serving on a committee to plow some fun on the farm, or you want to roll up your sleeves and “dig in the dirt” on market-day Saturdays, the Memphis Farmers Market has the perfect field to plant you in!

 

Getting Started

About 30 volunteers are needed every Market Saturday to carry out a variety of critical duties that include vendor check-in, pavilion patrol, market information table, petsitting tent, market cafe, children and health events, and set-up and tear-down operations.

 

What happens once I join the volunteer database?

After you join the volunteer database, you’ll receive a weekly Call for Vols email every Tuesday and Thursday nights that lists the job slots and shifts available for the upcoming Saturday. If you can commit to volunteer that Saturday, “reply to” with your preferred duty and shift commitment. You’ll receive a confirmation email, as well as other detailed information to help you successfully fulfill your specific job responsibilities for that particular Saturday.

If you can’t volunteer that Saturday, no problem! Just ignore the email, and we’ll ring the cowbell for you the following week!


What if I’d Rather Volunteer on a Committee?

The market relies heavily on its numerous committees, planting them full of expert, dedicated, and hard-working volunteers. Committees include marketing, operations, vendors, entertainment, health and nutrition, fundraising, grant writing, and special events — just to name a few!

We recruit volunteers who are truly dedicated to furthering the cause of our worthwhile, nonprofit, community organization, and we thank you for your interest, participation, and assistance. We hope you’ll have as much fun in the process as we do!

If you’d like to explore whether the market has a committee that suits your interests, send an email to info@memphisfarmersmarket.org and include your areas of interest.

 

Volunteer Positions

Below we have listed the eight sections where we need your help! For a more information on each of these roles read through the Market Day Volunteers document.

  1. Vendor Check-In

  2. Site Set-up & Set-down

  3. Pavilion Patrol

  4. Market Information Table

  5. Market Cafe

  6. Petsitting

  7. Market Day Photographer

  8. Special Events Coordinator

NEED TO KNOW VOLUNTEER INFORMATION:

 

We’ll find a place to plant you so you can DIG IN!

 

For more information on how to get involved email Terre Gorham, our Volunteers Cultivator & Market Coordinator at terre@memphisfarmersmarket.org

 
 

*PLEASE NOTE THAT VOLUNTEER SLOTS ARE ASSIGNED ON AN INDIVIDUAL, FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP WITHOUT BEING CONFIRMED TO VOLUNTEER BY THE VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR.