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VOLUNTEER

Thank you for your interest in helping out! As a small but growing nonprofit, we are grateful to our volunteers for the integral role they play in growing the local food system with us. Farm Fresh RI generally has year-round volunteer opportunities, with higher needs and more types of work available spring through fall.

How You Can Help!

Be a part of the Farm Fresh RI Winter Market in our brand new building in Providence’s Valley neighborhood! You’ll play a critical role in helping to keep our community safe, healthy, and connected. The Winter Market, located on 10 Sims Avenue in Providence, provides an opportunity for farmers and eaters to enjoy fresh, local foods even through the coldest months of the year — an essential outlet for sustaining and supporting the local food and farming industries. By volunteering with us through our wintertime season, you’ll contribute to making a noticeable impact on our local food system and keep the community feeling great at the market even while we practice COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Opportunity

As a volunteer this season, you will help the customers, vendors, and Farm Fresh team operate safely during market hours. Volunteers will play an integral role in providing assistance to both shoppers and vendors by acting as a guide to the flow and logistics of the market. This much-needed assistance will allow us to maintain a controlled number of shoppers in the market at one time, help ensure social distancing and mask wearing, and generally help keep the market running smoothly. Best of all, you’ll be part of our first-ever public event in our super cool new space, custom-built for local food markets!

Shifts Available

Saturday Mornings:

  • First shift: 8:30am – 11:00am
  • Second shift: 11:00am – 1:30pm

*If you can't work a whole shift, please still reach out—we can make it work!

Training

A remote 45-minute COVID-19 safety training is required before your first shift.