Volunteer at RFM

Volunteers

The Regina Farmers’ Market Co-operative (RFM) is seeking volunteers to help out during our 2017 Fall Indoor Markets.

RFM Fall Indoor Markets take place on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, from October 21 to December 16, 2017. They are located at 2065 Hamilton St, Regina.

We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer positions:

  • Market Assistants (3-5 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
  • Shifts of 3 or more hours receive a complimentary coffee or tea

Interested parties are invited to submit a letter of interest outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested. Please include information about your availability, as well as contact information for 1-2 references, and send to 

Position Description

We are seeking volunteer Market Assistants that can volunteer for shifts of three (3) hours or more, anytime between 7:00 am and 1:30 pm on market days. Volunteer Market Assistants provide support to RFM staff by helping with the following, as needed:

Set up/Tear down (7:00-9:00 am and 1:00-1:30 pm):

  • Set up/put away tables and chairs
  • Help vendors carry products and equipment
  • Operate equipment lift
  • Mark measurements
  • Bus downstairs tables

Customer service (9:00 am – 1:00 pm):

  • Greet customers and provide information
  • Provide support to customers (e.g., carry bags, strollers, etc.)
  • Park strollers (stroller valet)
  • Sell RFM t-shirts and provide information at RFM info area

Kids’ Club (8:30 am – 1:30 pm):

  • Set up children’s activity
  • Facilitate children’s activity
  • Clean up/tear down children’s activity area

Other:

  • Count customers (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
  • Facilitate online customer survey (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 Regina Farmers’ Market
  • Can lift up to 50 lbs
  • Experience working with children