Volunteer at the Farmers Markets
Our volunteers brave the Seattle rain, sun and snow to support the Farmers Markets!
We appreciate our volunteers and are always looking for new market enthusiasts to help out! Email Claire: claire (at) seattlefarmersmarkets.org if you are interested in volunteering. Or, fill out and return the application here.
Cooking Demos and Special Events
We are always looking for occasional volunteer assistants to help gather supplies, act as sous-chef, pass out samples, etc. Volunteers need good people skills and a Food Handlers card is a plus. Time commitment: several hours on the day of the event (often weekend mornings).
Chef and Nutrition Educators
We are always looking for experienced chefs and nutritionist to help lead market tours, do demonstrations on seasonal market produce, and other educational events.
Every spring we distribute Neighborhood Market posters to local businesses, community centers, libraries and more. Help canvas your neighborhood and get the word out about the upcoming market season! We'll provide you with tape, pins, a stack of posters, and a target area. Skills Required: Ability to get around a neighborhood and ability to represent farmers markets.
Kids Events at the Markets
Zucchini Races, Pumpkin Decorating and other special events for kids. Great fun for anyone who likes kids and farmers markets! Minimum time commitment: several hours on the day of the event. Also: if you or your organization would like to host a kids' activity at one of our markets, please contact us!
Volunteers can “adopt” a sandwich board to display on market days each week during the season (sometimes this means storing the board at your home during the week, or retrieving the board from storage site each week).
These may include occasional projects such as stuffing envelopes, preparing mailings, data entry, and filing.