Volunteer Opportunities & Internships | Mission Community Market

Volunteer Opportunities & Internships

Volunteering

is the foundation of MCM

 

What really sets our market apart from other farmers’ markets is the way we foster a strong sense of community. Our farmers, volunteers, shoppers, community partners all work together to create a welcoming space each Thursday night. If that sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to welcome you into our community of volunteers!

Volunteers are a huge part of what makes MCM run. Most of our volunteers help out on Thursdays at the market as greeters. This involves greeting the public as they enter the market, answering any questions that they have, selling t-shirts and bags, helping customers with EBT transactions (food stamps), and other general market help that might come up. We provide you with a training at the market. You don’t have to come every week, but we love it if you can! We send out an email on Tuesdays calling for volunteers for the following Thursday.

We usually recommend that you try out a shift as a Greeter during a Thursday market. You may find that this is extremely fulfilling, or you may even seek more involvement! If this is the case and you don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty, helping with setup or teardown are great options once you’ve learned the ropes.

Internship Opportunities

MCM also offers internships as we continue to grow as a community market. Interning with MCM is a great opportunity to gain experience with the inner workings of an independent, non-profit community market. Take a look at our job descriptions below for more information!

Public Market Assistant Internship

MCM Graphic Design and Communications Internship

Contact Us

Interested in joining our team of community members that make this happen? If so, please contact us!

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Agradecemos a todos los voluntarios de la comunidad! Si tiene usted interés de ayudarnos contáctenos.

Mission Community Market Volunteers Block Party

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Thursday’s Shifts

 2-4pm Setup
4-6pm Greeter
5-7pm Greeter
6-8pm Greeter
8-9pm Teardown

More Information

We do also have needs outside of the market from time to time that can be tailored to your interests, such as:
Outreach: Have an outgoing personality and love to help spread the word? Hang posters in neighborhood businesses, hand out business cards, or host a table at community events representing MCM
Marketing: Contribute content to our blog (recipes, articles, etc), help with social media at the market, or help with graphic design needs
Translation: If you happen to speak Spanish, help us translate marketing materials
Special events: Representing MCM at events like Sunday streets or the Street Food Fest
Event planning: Work with an Events Committee made up of volunteers, staff, and board members to plan annual events, appreciation mixers, and fundraisers
Building projects: From time to time we need help with building market infrastructure like benches and signs
Data entry/office hours: If you have a couple hours free during the week and want to come to our office and put in a little time, we can always use the help!

Thank you, amazing volunteers, for your invaluable contributions!