Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market – Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for people passionate about supporting our local Farmers’ Market! Our mission is to connect our Crown Point Community with farm fresh food – now is more important than ever to support small businesses and local agriculture.

Volunteers are the backbone of the Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market and your hard work and dedication, along with your enthusiastic attitude, will ensure we have an organized, safe and inclusive outdoor farmers’ market this season.

Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market – Volunteer Roles

Volunteers must comply with:

  • Being conscientious and courteous at all times
  • Following public health protocols (physical distancing, mask, hand washing/sanitizing etc.)
  • Being a team player and following guidance from the Market Manager
  • Approaching (in a physically distant way) and talking to people to explain protocols of the market, give directions, or answer questions

Current Volunteer Opportunities;

Set up crew (Shifts:  7am to 9am)
We couldn’t have a well-organized market without the proper set-up. Your duties as part of the set-up crew are as follows:

  • Putting out and displaying signage
  • Mark the 6ft spots for safe line-ups
  • Distribute and set-up the needed tables, tents and fencing

Front Entrance Monitor (Shifts: 8am to 11am and/or 11am to 2pm)
The Front Entrance volunteers are our first point of contact for patrons visiting the market. Your duties as a front entrance monitor are as follows:

  • Always interact with others using respect and kindness
  • Relay information to patrons and confirm they understand our market rules
  • Monitor that the lineup stays safe and ensuring that patrons are staying 6ft apart
  • Keep track of the number of people inside the market and let new people in as others leave
  • Offer hand sanitizer to all patrons at the market entrance

 Floater (Shifts: 8am to 11am and/or 11am to 2pm)
There are some new rules at the Market to promote efficiency and safety. As a floater, you’ll keep your eyes peeled to make sure patrons are following the flow so everyone has an enjoyable and safe experience while shopping and that we may serve more of the community. Your duties as a floater are as follows:

  • Be positive, helpful and stay alert for any issues
  • Provide directions and answer questions patrons might have
  • Monitor lineups to ensure physical distancing is maintained
  • Make sure patrons are using the designated entrance and exit

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market!

Click here to register or call 905-544-5822

You can also email info@ottawastreetfarmers.com