A dedicated group of engaged and enthusiastic volunteers is key to Phoenix Public Market’s success. Volunteers help with market operations, support our public education efforts, and add to the markets’ spirit of community. We are glad that you’re interested in volunteering. The information below will give you an idea of the volunteer opportunities at the markets and beyond.
Farmers markets are complicated and dynamic and take a lot of work to get up and running! Volunteering at a market gets you outside and is a great way to get to know your community and the people who grow your food. We offer two time slots during the Market. 7:30am – 10:30am and 10:15am-1:15am.
- Information Table
Distribute market information, answer patron questions, check in our Loyal Locals, hand out public education materials, help run Double Up Food Bucks and other credit/debit transactions. This is a great volunteer position if you like to interact with people.
- Market Events:
Greet chefs, musicians, authors, and special guests and assist with tent set-up. Make sure guest has all necessary equipment, assist with food prep, book sales, equipment set-up if necessary, control the crowds, garner support within market, distribute samples, recipes, or flyers to patrons and farmers. Assist with set up/breakdown of Programming. May require some heavy lifting and pushing/dragging.
- Market Sustainability Team:
Assist with set up/breakdown of Information Booth. Wipe down dining tables and chairs, sweep up market trash, sort recyclables/compostables, dispose of trash. May require some heavy lifting and pushing/dragging
There are so many ways to get involved, both behind the scenes and on Saturday morning market days! Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to work alone on market days. Children under 15 may volunteer with an adult or parent. We welcome high school students who are looking to fulfill their community service hours. Ready to help?