Volunteer Opportunities

Market Set-Up

Every Saturday we need help setting up and tearing down the market. The first shift is from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and consists of helping the market hosts and vendors set up tents, tables, signs, banners, barricades, etc. The second shift is from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm and consists of tearing down and packing up all market materials. Two volunteers for each shift would be ideal.

Data Collection

Every Saturday we need two volunteers to conduct customer counts during the market. Customer counts will be taken for thirty minutes every hour from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Once a month we also need two additional volunteers to conduct customer surveys using the Dot Survey method. Volunteers will assist with setting up flip charts, distributing survey dots and answering customer questions. Shifts will last from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Cooking Demo Chef

Once or twice a month we would love to offer cooking demonstrations to our market customers from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Demonstrations would consist of preparing simple, fresh, healthy dishes using seasonal ingredients primarily obtained from our market vendors. The market will assist in providing the necessary recipes, ingredients, equipment and supplies.

Mark Bucks Ambassador

Every Saturday we need help managing our Market Bucks program, which enables eligible customers to participate in the SNAP, WIC and Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition programs. Volunteer activities will include overseeing all Market Bucks and SNAP transactions, collecting and recording Market Bucks totals at the end of the day, and providing a superb shopping experience for our customers. Volunteers will be expected to attend a training session before their scheduled market day. Shifts will last from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For additional information, please contact Mallory Rickbeil at (320) 309-9230.  To sign up for this volunteer opportunity, please click here: Market Bucks.

Marketing Coordinator

The Linton Farmers’ Market is currently seeking a volunteer to manage and coordinate all marketing, advertising and promotional activities for the farmers’ market. This person doesn’t necessarily need to have any professional marketing experience, (although, that would be helpful) but must be creative, strongly self-motivated, and willing to take the time and effort necessary to help grow our local farmers’ market. Some of the duties of the Marketing Coordinator will include:

• Manage, coordinate and expand on existing marketing strategies, including social media
• Develop and implement new marketing platforms and strategies
• Oversee creation and delivery of press releases, advertising and other marketing materials
• Deepen relationship with existing media contacts and engage other community organizations

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Entertainment

The Linton Farmers’ Market is looking for musicians and performers of all kinds to donate their time and talent to our market. Performers will be provided with a stage that includes amplification and power and are welcome to use a tip jar and/or sell their own recordings or merchandise. Performers will be promoted in our weekly newsletter and on our Facebook page. If you are interested in participating, please contact our Entertainment Coordinator Virgil Franklin at lambjamfestival@gmail.com.

If you would like to sign up for or simply find out more information about any of these volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact:

Mark Stacy
Market Manager
Linton Farmers’ Market
starkmacy@gmail.com
Joanne Stacy
Secretary
Linton Farmers’ Market
stacyjoanne3@gmail.com