Volunteer

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We are so grateful for our amazing volunteers!

The Mercer Island Farmers Market (MIFM) is run in large part by a great group of volunteers who handle much of the operations on market day.  MIFM vendors will tell you that one of the best things about MIFM is the dedicated volunteers.  Volunteers will tell you they love bringing a market to life and being part of local food and agriculture.

Check out the volunteer positions below and contact the Volunteer Coordinator to get involved.

 settngup1) Set up and Take Down Equipment: e.g. canopies, tables, chairs – perfect for a group. Volunteers should be able to lift and carry bulky/heavy objects.

  • Morning – 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (about 8 positions)
  • Afternoon – 2:45 PM – 4:30 PM  (about 8 positions)

2) Street Flaggers:  Direct traffic at both ends of the market to ensure the market street is safe for all. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Some training is required regarding safety practices.

  • Morning  7:30 AM – 10:15 AM (2 positions)
  • Afternoon 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM (2 positions)

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3) Information Booth:  Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public to greet
customers, answer questions, handle  money, help with lost and found etc.

  • 9:45 AM – 11:45 PM (2 positions)
  • 11:30 PM – 1:30 PM (2 positions)
  • 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM (2 positions)

4) Programs and Events:  Days and times to be determined. 

  • Assist with market tastings and special events. Some events do require a Washington State Food Handlers’ Permit. Events conducted 6 to 8 times a season.
  • Assist at Children’s Table with children’s activities; childrens-table-june-2015volunteers can be used any market
    day. This is a good activity for adults, middle school and older youth.
  • Assist with customer dot surveys, conducted twice a season. This is a good activity for high school youth and older.
  • Assist with market publicity by taking photos, writing about our farmers, events, food and community. This is a good activity for high school students or adults.

 5) Other and Non-Market Day Activities: Days and times to be determined

  • Consider participation in a Board Committee such as Development, Marketing or Programs.

  Make it Your Market!  Volunteer Coordinator