Planning Team Volunteers
The Creative Hub 1352 (formerly Small Arms Society) is launching their inaugural program season in January 2020 at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB), an historically significant site, owned and operated by the City of Mississauga. We are a non-profit group of community volunteers dedicated to the development of a unique CreativeHub at SAIB which includes multi-disciplinary activities across the arts, heritage, and environment. As a community programming partner, we deliver a mix of programs, projects, education and events including a Farmers’ Market to foster collaboration, engage the community and enrich peoples lives.
The goal of the Market is to enrich lives by providing access to locally grown and sourced healthy food, organic and artisanal products and provide an income opportunity for local farmers, producers and artisans.
SAS is looking for volunteers to join our new Lakeview Farmers’ Market planning team. The planning team is busy organizing for the launch of the Farmers’ Market in May 2020 through Thanksgiving at SAIB 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga.
If you have experience or are just excited about developing and working with a Farmers’ Market, we’d like to meet you!
Volunteers will be responsible for assisting the Market Chairperson and Seasonal Market Manager with various organizational, administrative and promotional tasks as well as being present at the weekly markets when available.
We are seeking individuals with a broad range of skills in various areas such as marketing, business, financial, organizational, event planning, education, agricultural/farming knowledge to help with a broad range of committee activities.
On Market days, we need volunteers to assist the Market Manager in overseeing set-up and tear-down, putting up temporary signage around the building, being available to assist vendors and customers, trouble shooting should any issues arise, and tracking vendor and customer attendance.
Volunteer experience with a Farmers’ Market, community organization and/or non-profit an asset;
Co-operative nature and ability to work with the vendors and market-goers;
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Skills and experience in one or more areas such as event planning, organizational, business, financial, education, agriculture/farming knowledge and marketing;
Computer skills (excel, word, social media);
Connections with the local community and/or vendors an asset;
Ability to set up tables, tents and signage;
Knowledge of/willingness to learn various rules and regulations affecting farmers’ markets and sales of food.
Hours: Up to 5 hours per week including Sundays 7am-3pm during the market season if available.
Start Date: January/February 2020
How to Apply: Send email outlining interest, resume with two character references to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: January 17, 2020