The Woodstock Farmers market has been connecting our community to local Oregon farmers since 2011. A huge part of our success has been the amazing group of volunteers that show up each Sunday throughout the season to lend their time and enthusiasm to one of Portland’s favorite farmers markets. We couldn’t do this without you!
Now more than ever, we need your help keeping Woodstock Farmers Market Safe during COVID-19!
Volunteers help to make our market a safe community space for all to enjoy, and with their help Woodstock Farmers Market has earned the reputation of being a socially-distanced and enjoyable market.
COVID-19 has changed our market in many ways, including our volunteer roles. In typical years, we have a wider range of offerings and types of shifts, but due to social distancing and our simplified market format we only have a few types of roles to offer currently. Despite these changes, volunteer help is still greatly needed and appreciated!
Entrance and Exit Monitors, aka “floaters”, are stationed at either the entrance or the exit, and help with welcoming shoppers, answering customer questions, asking shoppers to wear masks, and doing crowd counts. The morning and afternoon floaters will also be helping with minimal set-up/takedown. The midday floater shift is a great option for those unable to do heavy lifting. All floaters will be interacting a lot with our shoppers.
Our SNAP/Info Booth volunteers handle our wireless debit machine to convert EBT SNAP transactions into tokens which can be used with our vendors. SNAP/Info booth volunteers also distribute Double UP Food Bucks (DUFB), a matching program through Farmers Market Fund that makes healthy, locally grown food more accessible to underserved Oregonians
How It All Works
- Volunteer shifts are typically 1.5 hrs long on Sundays.
- Keep an eye out for an email from me, Grace , on Wednesday Mornings. These emails let you know what help we’re looking for that week.
- After receiving this email, you would respond with what shift you are interested in, and I’ll confirm if it’s still available. Then, you just show up for your shift 🙂
- Training is done on-site. But don’t worry, being a volunteer is not difficult, and is supposed to be kind of fun! I’m always around the market in case you need help.
- Additional training is required for SNAP/Info Booth.
- Volunteer shifts are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
- There is no minimum or maximum number of shifts required for volunteers.
- Face masks are required.
We would love for you to become a part of our Woodstock Farmers Market community!