VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Are you passionate about local food, farms, and direct markets like ours?
If you are interested in volunteering with Tillamook Farmers’ Market please call or email us or call us at 503.812.9326.
Here are some examples of things we need volunteers to help with in 2015 season:
2015 Season Events and Activities included:
- June 13th: Opening Day!
- June 20st:
- June 27th:
- July 4th: 4th of July Celebration!!
- July 11th: Dog Days
- July 18th:
- July 25th:
- August 1nd:
- August 8th:
- August 15th:
- August 22rd:
- August 29th:
- Sept. 5th: Ice Cream Social
- Sept. 14th:
- Sept. 19th:
- Sept. 26th:
Physical Market Setup: Auxiliary Team Members
If you like pushing up your shirtsleeves, working with a great team, and some light lifting, we could sure use help setting up the physical marketplace. Auxiliary volunteers are crucial to getting the market up and running each Saturday morning.
Minimum time commitment: Saturday mornings for up to 2 hours, arriving at market by 7 AM; or Saturday afternoons for about 1 hour, arriving at market by 1:45 PM.
Market Headquarters Trailer
Are all these vendors organic? Where is the bathroom? How can I become a vendor at the Market? Which vendors accept SNAP, WIC and FDNP (federal food benefit dollars)? These are just a few of the questions the volunteers at the info trailer answer each Saturday. If you want to learn the inner workings of the market, and meet a lot of friendly people, this is the job for you.
Skills Required: Excellent customer skills, positive can-do attitude, a great smile, the talent of being courteous to difficult people and the ability to remember lots of facts.
Minimum Time Commitment: Three hours at our Saturday market
Are you a people watcher? Do you long to hang out on street corners and watch the parade? Tillamook Farmers’ Market is growing and we like to keep track of this growth, so periodically during each market day we count the customers entering each corner of the market. We provide you with a name tag, click-counter and a clip board.
Skills Required: Ability to stand for 10 minutes at a time; ability to avoid distractions.
Minimum Time Commitment: 10 minutes on the hour for as many hours as you like, this job allows for lots of shopping time between counts.
Special Event Assistants
Tillamook Farmers’ Market hosts special events at market, fundraising events and activities during the off-season and in-season, as well as orientation for our vendors before each market season starts. Special events at market include children’s activities, contests, cooking demos and other special happenings, adding a special buzz to the regular shopping atmosphere. We are searching for people who enjoy interacting with shoppers and others who have a basic knowledge of food, cooking and nutrition.
Skills Required: Works well with children, has a creative and fun-loving attitude. Love of food & cooking, interest in local agriculture, good public relations/teaching skill and ease at talking to the public.
Minimum time commitment: Usually a three hour shift at the market, but varies with other events outside of the market.