Volunteer meeting, listing

Thank you for pledging to volunteer at the Attleboro Farmers Market. We really appreciate your willingness to help and keep the Market alive and well in our community.

There is a volunteer informational meeting at the Attleboro Public Library in the Balfour Room on Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. 

 We have put together a list of the volunteer opportunities, see below, and a description of what to expect. Please see below. Please read through and see where your skills may fit the best. you can let us know through email or sign up at the info session on March 9.

 If you have any questions please contact us.

We truly appreciate your help,

— The AFM Board

Saturday, Market Day

All volunteers must be trained on the proper setup and takedown of market tents prior to helping for the first time. Market managers or other experienced volunteers will assist with this.

7:30 to 11, 4-6 volunteers needed

  • Unpack the storage container
  • Setup management tent, community tents
  • Place signs at designated places (County and Bushee streets and Verndale Ave. and Thacher St.)
  • Place tables, trash barrels, traffic cones
  • Help vendors setup tents
  • Help musicians setup
  • Watch for patrons coming in before the bell is rung
  • Half hourly customer count
  • Check vendors periodically if they need anything (e.g. bathroom break)
  • Monitor grounds for trash, collect as needed (gloves provided)
  • Help visitors carry bags to their vehicles

11 to 1:30 4-6 volunteers needed

  • Half hourly customer count
  • Check vendors periodically if they need anything (e.g. bathroom break)
  • Help visitors carry bags to their vehicles
  • Take down management, community tents
  • Assist vendors as they take down their tents
  • Help musicians with their takedown
  • Put away tables, trash barrels, traffic cones
  • Pack the storage container

Click here for a link select days/times you will be available for market day volunteering

Marketing, Social Media, Website skills

Each week leading up to Saturday and during the Market.

  • Content generation for website and social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Strategic placement of social media advertising
  • Website maintenance/content
  • Email marketing

Event management

The main event is the Market itself. 

  • Volunteers need to be coordinated
  • Vendors assigned spaces
  • The field occasionally needs to have the vendor spots measured and marked
  • Market day music

The Market has special events on Market day that need to be organized and run. 

  • Art in the Markets
  • Touch-A-Truck
  • More Cowbell 5K
  • Apple Pie Contest
  • Pumpkins, Mums and Cornstalks sale for Hebron Food Pantry

Finance, accounting, bookkeeping and budgeting

This is primarily a Board function. The money in, money out part of the Market. We are a not-for-profit.

Board

The Board runs the Market operations overseeing the Market Manager. Board members are working members. They participate in all aspects of the Market including the Saturday Market Day activities.

If you have any questions please contact us.