“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in.”
Interested in volunteering at the Hollywood Farmers Market this season? Come out to our annual Volunteer Orientation on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to noon, at the Rose City Park Presbyterian Church at 1907 NE 45th Ave (meet at the office door on Sandy Blvd). We’ll cover volunteer roles, changes to the 2013 season (including new programs and events), and other information about the market, and do a short “rehearsal” of the market setup and breakdown.
The Hollywood Farmers Market wouldn’t be possible without the help of its volunteers. Every Saturday it takes about 20-25 volunteers to keep the market running smoothly. A few early-riser volunteers show up at 7 am to set up the market’s equipment (canopies, umbrellas, tables, chairs, signage) before customers begin arriving. During the market, volunteers answer customers’ questions, pass out fliers about upcoming market events, allow vendors working solo to take breaks, do crowd counts, and anything else that comes up during the course of a busy market. Then, at the end of the market, they take all our equipment down and repack our storage space. Volunteers enable our market to function and they make it fun!