Please note that for health and safety reasons, our markets are not able to accommodate pets, except service animals, according to VA state code 12VAC5-421-3310. Prohibiting animals. which includes farmers markets as temporary food establishments.
Are you a local food enthusiast who enjoys supporting local farmers and producers? Would you like to make a difference in your community by helping to increase access to fresh and healthy foods? Then this volunteer opportunity is for you!
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. Volunteers will support local farmers and producers and help increase access to fresh and healthy foods in the Fairfax Community. These volunteer positions are great opportunities for anyone that loves the outdoors, is passionate about buying local, and is enthusiastic about connecting community members to local farmers and food producers. Learn more about each of the three opportunities below.
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, enforcing market rules, monitoring safety, answering questions from vendors and customers, and assisting with market promotion and vendor selection. Managers must be consistently available 5-8 hours per week for the duration of the market season.
Market Volunteers assist the Market Manager with opening and closing the market, setting up and breaking down market supplies, enforcing market rules, and answering questions from customers and vendors. This position is ideal for individuals who would like to volunteer with a more 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 run 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. Managers must be consistently available 5-8 hours per week for the duration of 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.
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Fairfax, VA 22035