Are you looking for a fun and rewarding volunteer opportunity? Would you like to make a difference in your community by increasing access to fresh foods and supporting local farmers and food producers? Then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
JOIN THE VOLUNTEER FARMERS MARKET TEAM!
Fairfax County Park Authority is seeking Farmers Market Volunteers to help manage our 10 farmers markets across Fairfax County. Farmers Market Managers, Market Volunteers, and SNAP Volunteers provide necessary on-site support to ensure our markets run smoothly. Volunteer Farmers Market Managers and Volunteers help manage the day-to-day operations of the market by setting up market supplies, supporting customers and vendors, explaining market rules, and assisting with outreach and vendor selection. This is a great volunteer position for anyone that enjoys the outdoors, supports local farmers and food producers, and wants to help bring fresh and local produce to the Fairfax community.
Join the Fairfax County Farmers Markets team as a Farmers Market Manager, Market Volunteer, or SNAP Volunteer. Please click on each opportunity below to learn more and apply through Fairfax County's Volunteer Management System.
Farmers Market Volunteers support local farmers, food producers, and community health by creating a fun and safe farmers market experience for customers and vendors.
Farmers Market Managers manage the day-to-day operations of the market by setting up market supplies, explaining market rules, monitoring safety, answering questions from vendors and customers, and assisting with market promotion and vendor selection. Two Market Managers are needed at each of the 10 FCPA Farmers Markets. Managers can volunteer on a consistent weekly basis or create their own flexible schedule.
Market Volunteers assist the Market Manager with opening and closing the market, setting up and breaking down market supplies, explaining market rules, and answering questions from customers and vendors. Volunteers can attend on a consistent weekly basis or create their own flexible schedule.
SNAP Volunteers oversee the SNAP program at the market. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) connects citizens in need to fresh, local foods. Volunteers run the SNAP booths where customers charge their EBT cards to redeem tokens to spend at market. Volunteers process SNAP/EBT transactions, keep accurate records to ensure proper vendor reimbursements, and answer questions about the SNAP Match Program. Volunteers should be available 5-6 hours per week during the market season.
“I enjoy volunteering at the SNAP booth and making a difference in my community.”
– Bob, Volunteer Market Manager at the Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Make a difference in your community by volunteering with your neighborhood market! Managers and volunteers are needed at all 10 FCPA Farmers Markets throughout Fairfax County: Mount Vernon, Oak Marr, Wakefield, Annandale, Herndon, McLean, Kingstowne, Burke, Reston and Lorton. Click here to find schedules and locations for each market.