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Volunteer

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Being a volunteer at the Carmel Farmers Market is an extremely rewarding experience. It is also a great way to meet new people, especially if you are new to Carmel. Here at the Market, we are pretty informal. And we have lots of fun together while providing a great event for the families of our area.

Please read through the following volunteer opportunities. Then think about where your talents could best be utilized. There is no experience needed. Our volunteer coordinator will partner you with other volunteers to show you how everything works.

Market Set-up
6 - 8 AM
  • Place signs in and around the Market
  • Set up several tents for use by various groups at the market
  • Set up tables and chairs for the use of our guests in the music section of Carter Green
  • Deliver equipment to our free bike parking area
  • Set out trash cans
  • Sell and deliver ice to vendors who will need ice during the market
During Market
‍‍8 - 11:30 AM
  • Seven to eight people are needed as guest ambassadors to count and greet the incoming market visitors
  • Two to three people are needed to run the Carmel Farmers Markets Committee Tent, selling merchandise, answering  guest questions and running our “Somewhat Automated” Cash service
  • One to two people are needed to monitor the trash cans and replace the bags as needed
  • One person to act as liaison with our sponsors
  • One person to feed Social Media
  • One person to supervise, train and mentor both new and experienced volunteers
Market Tear-Down
11:30 - 12:30 PM
  • Collect and store all our signage
  • Pick up items from the bike area which is managed by teens from the Mayor’s Youth Council
  • Place all tables and chairs from the music area on the trailer
  • Take down all tents that were used
  • Empty trash cans, deposit bags in the dumpster and return all trash cans to the trailer
  • Store everything back in the garage
Additional Volunteer opportunities
Vendor Relations Committee

This committee helps our vendors on a weekly basis with any concerns they may have. Additionally, we visit the kitchen or farm of approximately 75% of our vendors each year. We LOVE visiting our vendors to better understand and see what their hard work brings to the market. This committee is also responsible for collecting contracts and paperwork, assigning booth spaces and the annual Vendor Appreciation Dinner.

Maintenance

This group of volunteers is in charge of making sure that all of our equipment is always in good working order.

Photographer

We need a person or several people to take photos at the market for our Social Media and to record our market days.

Newsletter

We need one or two people to compile information and send out our weekly newsletter to the more than 1,500 people who receive this communication.

Social Media

We need a couple of people to “advertise” the Carmel Farmers Markets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on a regular basis to keep our guests informed.

Carmelfest Float Committee

Each July 4th, the Carmel Farmers Market enters a float in the Carmelfest Parade. It is a lot of work, but great fun, to put together our float every year. Come join this group, and you can actually be in the parade!

Sourcing Musical Groups

Each week, we have a musical group provide entertainment to our guests in the Amphitheater at Carter Green. There is a committee that selects a variety of musical groups for the listening pleasure of all who attend the market.

Sponsor Liaison

Each week, there is a volunteer who is assigned to be the liaison to our sponsors. This person is responsible for making sure that the sponsors have all of the equipment that they will need for the day and basically answering any questions that the sponsors may have.

Volunteer Coordinator

This person is responsible for sourcing new volunteers for our markets. This person works with the Volunteer Liaison.

As you can see, there are many volunteer possibilities. We would love to have you join us in whichever capacity best fits your interest and time frame. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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