Example Market-Day Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

View Memphis Farmers Market's entire list of market volunteer job descriptions here! Below are a couple examples:


You rule beneath the “big tops”! You’re on constant patrol throughout the market, looking for ways to make the market experience the best it can be for visitors and vendors alike. Smile! Skill Set: Customer service-minded, safety-minded, high energy, task-oriented, focused, friendly, self-managed, and self-propelled! Responsibilities: Keep the area picked up, clean, and safe! Do vendors need a break? Does a customer need your help transporting purchases to the car? Does the Petsitting Tent need your assistance? Do the trashcans need emptying? Are the bathrooms stocked with soap, paper towels, and toilet paper? What can you do to help our market visitors AND volunteers? Your free-roaming domain encompasses all things that contribute to the perfect market experience!


You sit at the console of MFM Mission Control in the “point position” for everything at the market in terms of information, customer service, merchandise purchases, EBT and credit-card transactions, and board-member support. And you get to meet and chat with the market regulars and newcomers, too! Skill Set: People-oriented, detail-oriented, ability to handle monetary transactions, multitasker, and focused personality with a take-charge, pro-active mindset! Responsibilities: You are a frontline ambassador for the market: greet and engage market visitors. SMILE!! WELCOME!! Duties include: Sell and keep inventory of MFM promotional items Handle credit-card sales and EBT and token transactions Answer questions and access informational aids at the table