Volunteers help make the market shine!
Volunteers support on-site operations and off-site efforts of the market. The LSFM is a project of the Logan Square Chamber of Commerce 501(c)6. Volunteering at the market can help community members gain Service Learning & Community Service hours. Internships may be possible through collaboration with higher education institutions. We may be able to accommodate volunteer and corporate groups, with advanced planning. Please email Whitney Richardson for details firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some perks include Volunteer Appreciation events at neighborhood & vendor businesses, as well as 40% off yoga classes at Logan Square studio, Tula Yoga, through their YogiCitizen Program.
Featured Volunteer: James Liu
James has been volunteering with the LSFM for at least 3 years. James always shows up when he can, to help the market run smoothly, and ensure the farmers market serves our community best. He is always willing to do the hard manual labor required to put on a wonderful event each week. We were very short on help 2 weeks ago, and James answered the call for support without question, to help us clean up the market site and ensure it looked beautiful again for the residents on the block. His spirit for service is strong, and we are so grateful for his ongoing support!
On-site volunteer opportunities
Biggest volunteer need! Support On-Site Market Operations. Go to our Sign Up Genius Page to review and sign up for a Market Shift (Set-Up, Morning, Afternoon and Take Down available), or email our Operations Manager, Rosie Fitz at email@example.com. Pssst… We tend to need the most help for the afternoon and take-down shifts! Sign up and bring a friend.
We need additional ongoing support to help manage our Waste Diversion Program. This includes helping manage our waste diversion streams (landfill versus compost), educating visitors on our compost and waste diversion programs, and talking about our partner, WasteNot Compost. In 2017 to date, we have been able to divert approximately 1500 pounds of organic waste from the landfill.
Off-site volunteer opportunities
Support off-site efforts of the market. To find out more about these opportunities or to express interest, please email our Development Manager, Whitney Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include any relevant experience in your email.
Off-site opportunities include:
Fundraising Task Force
SNAP & Community Programs Task Force
Flyering & Outreach
Off-site Community Events
Off-site Cooking Promotion
Gleaning Partner Support
Featured Vendor Promotion & Marketing
Seasonal produce surveys
Vendor & Local Foods Job Opening Circulation
Chef Outreach (farmer sourcing, chef tours of market, community nights, recipes, promo, composting)
Graphic Design and Videography
Market Collateral Creation (FAQ on Vendors, Vendor Mapping)
Compostable Education to support waste diversion efforts