About the Role
Creative Hub 1352 is looking for volunteers to join our Lakeview Farmers' Market planning team, which develops, plans, prepares, and delivers this exciting project, now in its fourth season. The planning team is always busy organizing for the Farmers's Market which runs from early June until end of October 2023 at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB), located at 1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga. 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. A collateral benefit is that the public attending the Market will have the opportunity to learn about our growing cultural presence in the local community.
Volunteers will be invited to work with the seasonal Market Manager and other Committee
members with various organizational, administrative, and promotional tasks as well as being present at the weekly markets, as necessitated by the role(s) undertaken. We are seeking individuals with a wide range of skills in various areas such as marketing, business, financial, organizational, event planning, education, and agricultural/farming knowledge to help with a broad spectrum 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. Volunteers contemplating a career in event planning, logistics, or the food (fresh produce) industry will benefit by joining our planning team.
Excellent 'customer service' opportunity, as well, with the further benefit that you'll be promoting good nutrition in your local community
Be a valuable team member with CH1352 and its Farmers' Market!
'Network' with staff, volunteers, and the public (expand your 'connectivity' in the Mississauga community)
Definitely a worthwhile learning experience, and you will bring your talent and skills to the Market!
Volunteer experience with a farmers' market, community organization, and/or not-for-profit is an asset but not necessary
Knowledge of/willingness to learn various rules and regulations affecting farmers' markets and sales of food
Co-operative nature and ability to work with other committee members, the Market vendors and the public (our customers)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Skills and experience in one or more areas is welcome: - event planning - organizational (small business) - financial - education - agriculture/farming (esp. delivery to market/food handling & safety on site)
Computer skills (Excel, WORD, social media) are helpful in the areas of Market promotion, vendor tracking/billing, etc.
Connections with the local community and/or vendors will assist this initiative greatly
Logistical experience, namely ability to set up tables, tents and signage, plus tear down/site restoration.
FLEXIBLE. Market planning/prep independently and as a participant in team meetings, usually held on Tuesday evenings on Zoom. CH1352 requires adherence to deadlines for tasks/assignments and planning stages. The Farmers' Market is weekly on Sundays from 7AM to 3PM, during the Market season (from late May to end of November). Cooperating with other Committee members to ensure adequate attendance each week - a regular but FLEXIBLE schedule. All volunteers are encouraged to be part of the actual event, both contributing and as a means of evaluating the effectiveness of various roles in this program.
About CreativeHub 1352
CreativeHub 1352 is a non-profit, charitable, community-driven organization which exists for the advancement of community cultural development through the arts, heritage, and environmental sciences. CreativeHub 1352 is one of many groups vital to the reuse of the Small Arms Inspection Building, a historically significant site, owned and operated by the City of Mississauga. As a community programming partner, we deliver a mix of programs, projects, education, and events that foster collaboration, engage the community, and enrich people's lives. All proceeds are reinvested to support community arts, heritage and
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