Call for Volunteers

Posted in market news / indoor markets / downtown regina



Call for Volunteers

The Regina Farmers’ Market Co-operative (RFM) is seeking volunteers to help out during indoor farmers’ markets. Our indoor markets are located at the WA WA Shrine Centre (2065 Hamilton St, Regina), and take place on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm until December 17, 2016. 

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions:

1. Market Assistants (3-5 positions)

2. Kids’ Club Facilitators (1-2 positions)

 

Benefits of volunteering with the RFM:

  • Be part of a vibrant, exciting farmers’ market community!

  • Gain employment skills and experience with a non-profit co-operative

  • Volunteer commitments of 18 hours or more receive a free RFM t-shirt

  • Half shifts (3 hours) receive a complimentary coffee or tea

  • Full shifts (6 hours) receive a complimentary lunch featuring RFM vendor products

 

Interested parties should submit a letter of interest outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested. Please include contact information for two references, and send to

 

POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:

1. Market Assistants

Full shift (6 hours): 7:30 am to 1:30 pm

Half shift (early, 3 hours): 7:30 to 10:30 am

Half shift (late, 3 hours): 10:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

The volunteer Market Assistants provide support to RFM staff by helping with the following:

Set up/Tear down:

  • Set up/put away tables and chairs (7:30 – 9:00 am and 1:00 – 1:30 pm)

  • Help vendors carry products and equipment (7:30 – 9:00 am and 1:00 – 1:30 pm)

  • Operate equipment lift (7:30 – 9:00 am and 1:00 – 1:30 pm)

  • Mark measurements (7:30 – 9:00 am)

  • Direct vendors to locations (7:30 – 9:00 am)

Food Service

  • Take vendor food orders (9:00 – 9:30 am)

  • Serve vendor food orders (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)

  • Take customer food orders (10:00 am – 12:30 pm)

  • Bus downstairs tables (10:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Bus vendor plates (10:30 – 1:00 pm)

Customer service:

  • Greet customers and provide information (9:00 am – 1:00 pm) 

  • Provide support to customers (e.g., carry bags, strollers, etc.) (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Park strollers (stroller valet) (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Sell RFM t-shirts and provide information at RFM info area (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

Other: 

  • Count customers (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Spell vendors off for food and washroom breaks (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

 

Ideal skills & experience:

  • Pleasant, friendly, and outgoing

  • Customer service experience

  • Experience working with cash

  • Familiar with the RFM

  • Can lift up to 50 lbs

 

2. Kids’ Club Facilitators

Full shift (5 hours): 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

The volunteer Kids’ Club Facilitators provide support to RFM staff by helping with the following:

Set up/Tear down:

  • Set up children’s activity (8:30 – 9:00 am)

  • Facilitate children’s activity (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)

  • Clean up/tear down children’s activity area (1:00 – 1:30 pm)

Coordination (optional):

  • Research appropriate children’s crafts and activities

  • Purchase craft materials

 

Ideal skills & experience:

  • Pleasant, friendly, and outgoing

  • Experience working with children

  • Familiar with the RFM

 

Download the printable version HERE.