It takes a lot of work to make a market run. It wouldn’t be possible without the support and aid of our dedicated volunteers and loving community.
The Anacortes Farmers Market continues to evolve and grow each year and our volunteers are an important part of our success. As a volunteer you develop a special connection to the market and your community. You will make new friends, be surrounded by creative, hardworking folks, appreciative customers and enjoy the beautiful Depot grounds. We hope you will be inspired to contribute to your market. Individuals as well as community groups are welcome! To volunteer, contact email@example.com
Here are some of ways you can help us as a volunteer:
Children’s Booth 10am-1pm, two to four hour shifts
We are looking to collaborate with a group or just a few dedicated volunteers to help run the Power of Produce Club. Every other week we have children’s educational activities and are looking for help running this program during markets.
Set Up and Break Down 6-9am (set up shift) and 2-4pm (break down shift)
It takes a lot of work to set up a market every morning – setting up tents, booths, stage and music equipment, barricades, and tables and chairs for our cafe as well as putting up signs trash stations and more. Then we break it all down again at the end of the day and put it back in our storage container. A good level of fitness is recommended – hauling and moving equipment can be heavy. A good opportunity for community service hours for school or church groups.
Information Booth 9am-2pm, one to two hour shifts
Volunteers in our information and mercantile booths provide general market information (market hours, restrooms, etc.) to customers, provide information about Anacortes for visitors, sell merchandise, and may assist with occasional surveys and other small tasks.
Market day volunteers should be prepared for all weather – dress in layers!
We list things here from time to time to ask the community for help on a project. It’s a great way to help out if you can’t volunteer or donate. Businesses can help too! Often the equipment we need can be found in the back room or scratch and dent pile.
Help the market reduce waste by donating forks for our customers to use at the cafe. They don’t have to be new, match, or be fancy. Bring them by the green information booth on Saturdays.
There is so much more to running a market than just market day! Here are some additional ways to help:
- Extra support during special events, like our popular Pie Festival and annual Holiday Market
- Possible building/repairing equipment – handyman duties
- Or perhaps you see an opportunity to help that we haven’t even thought of !