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Volunteers needed for the Underpass Park Farmers' Market

Positions: Farmers' Market Volunteer
Organization: Underpass Park Farmers' Market
Location: 29 Lower River Street, Toronto, Ontario

Market description: The Underpass Park Farmers' Market is held in the Underpass Park, located at 29 Lower River Street, Toronto, Ontario. The Underpass Park Farmers' Market will run from July 9th until October 15th, from 4PM-7:30PM. The market was established in a dense residential area which lacks access to traditional grocery outlets. In establishing this market, the organizers had a focus on creating spaces for residents to purchase local, fresh, and affordable food.

Volunteer description: This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in supporting a community market, gaining a better understanding of fresh food markets, and becoming familiar with our farmers and prepared food vendors. Volunteers will be required to assist from 2:30PM-8:00PM on market days, though split shifts are available if needed. In order to be successful in this role, volunteers will need a positive outlook, willingness to learn, ability to adapt to a quickly moving retail environment, and good communication skills. Punctuality and commitment are important, and a desire in understanding and supporting local food initiatives would be beneficial. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of abilities and skill sets. Further, we will create an environment of equality for all volunteers regardless of their race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, differing ability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigrant status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, level of literacy, language and/or socio-economic status.

Responsibilities and tasks for our volunteers will include:

  • set up and tear down of physical market infrastructure – promotional signage, crowd control barriers, instructions on hygiene practices, etc.
  • ensuring maintenance of physical distancing measures throughout the line, entry and exit points, and throughout the market itself
  • communicate directly with vendors to ensure smooth set up and tear down on each market day, and provide other assistance to vendors as required
  • provide information to guests on vendor information, options for local washrooms, market hours, etc.
  • assist in the distribution of PPE and hand sanitizer for market guests
  • promotion of Underpass Park Farmers Market through assisting with social media campaigns
  • assist in distribution of promotional materials throughout the Corktown neighbourhood

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If you have any questions, contact Mike at 1-437-388-8090, or at:

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 7 2020    ID: 56935