Become a Volunteer!

We need you! We couldn't pull off our weekly markets without our awesome volunteers. Moreover, we're always on the lookout for new recruits. If you share our love of local food and vibrant public space, we'd love to hear from you.

 

Our volunteers come from many walks of life: market shoppers, dedicated foodies, students, professionals, chefs, retired folks, neighborhood activists, civic groups, and others who want to share their talents and time by helping the Ruston Farmers Market strengthen and sustain the local food economy.

 

Volunteers help with setup and breakdown, work at the information table distributing information and getting visitor counts, customer service, and assist with kid's activities.

 

Volunteer Qualifications:

 

  • 18 or older (Youth 12-17 may volunteer with a parent/guardian).

  • Reliable, responsible, and punctual.

  • Excellent verbal, customer service, and communication skills.

  • Comfortable working with a wide variety of people (if Information Booth Volunteers)

  • Comfortable working with children (if Education, Learning garden, or Children's Activity Volunteers).

  • Enjoy working outdoors.

  • Enthusiasm for Farmers Markets, Ruston, small farmers and locally grown produce, marketing, education, and environmental sustainability!

 

 

Some Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Kids activities (Typically Saturdays 9-1)

  • Organize for special events (Hours and days could vary)

  • Help decorate. (Hours and days could vary)

  • Help paint, do building maintenance/repairs & updates. (Usually during the week)

  • Clean up. (Hours and days could vary)

  • Help in the gardens (Learning Garden is to help teach people to grow their own food) or (Pollinator garden is for beautification, education, and to benefit our pollinators). (Learning garden events take place on Saturday’s during market hours- Pollinator garden can be worked on during the week)

  • Outreach. Informing people about market activities and programs such as SNAP (Hours and days could vary)

  • Photography/videography. (Usually during market days, but some hours and days could vary)

  • Count visitors. During Market days and hours)

  • Office work (organizing metrics/data) (Hours and days could vary)

  • Greeters (move throughout the market answering questions and directing customers give breaks to market vendors) (During Market days and hours)

  • Set up tables, chairs, stages for events (Hours and days could vary)

 

Volunteer With Us

We use SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming SignUps.

 

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

 

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: https://signup.com/go/vciusus

 

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

 

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

 

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

STORE

220 East Mississippi Ave.

Ruston, LA 71270

OPENING HOURS

Online Ordering Begins:

Saturday at 5 P.M. 

Online Ordering Ends:

Monday at 7 P.M.

Online Ordering Pickup:

Tuesday from 5 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.

In-Person Markets:

Saturdays from 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.

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