Volunteer

Volunteer with FRESHFARM at one of our farmers markets, with our FoodPrints program, or with the Pop-Up Food Hub.

Volunteer at the Market

Volunteers play a number of roles at markets including helping with our market operations, assisting with support for our food access and education efforts, and adding to the markets’ spirit of community.

The majority of market volunteer opportunities require a regular commitment of serving at least every other week for the duration of a market season. Find the market schedule here.

If you are interested in volunteering, please send us your information here and we will reach out to you to match you with our volunteer needs.

A reminder that volunteering at markets involves working outdoors in the elements, some heavy lifting, friendly customer service, and representing FRESHFARM to the community. Comfortable clothes recommended. We require volunteers to be 16 years of age or older.

Volunteer with FoodPrints

FoodPrints’ hands-on cooking, gardening, and environmental literacy lessons generally need helpers during the school day. Ideal volunteers can commit to coming every week for a 3-4 hour block. We also need volunteers at some FoodPrints schools to support an on-site, after school farmstand, garden maintenance, and/or cafeteria waste sorting during breakfast, lunch, and aftercare meals (to help students sort their waste into compost, recycling, and trash).

If you are interested in learning more about FoodPrints volunteer opportunities, email ibti@freshfarm.org.

Volunteer with the Pop-Up Food Hub

The Pop-Up Food Hub welcomes volunteers who are eager to give their support to make sustainable food more readily available in our community. Our volunteers help pack fresh, local produce that will eventually make its way to individuals and organizations across the city. Learn more about the Pop-Up Food Hub model here, and the Market Share here.

Our volunteer opportunities have weekday and weekend availability and require some heavy lifting, comfort working outdoors on your feet, and interacting with individuals from diverse backgrounds. If you have foreign language skills, such as Spanish, Amharic, and/or Cantonese, please let us know! We ask that our volunteers commit to serving at least twice a month during the market season. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate one-time volunteers. 

If you’d like to volunteer with us, please fill out an interest form and we’ll be in touch within 48 hours!

2020 Pop-Up Food Hub Schedule

Saturdays, 12pm – 3pm
Perry Street Prep
3811 18th Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

Wednesdays, 1 – 4pm, 4 – 7pm
Columbia Heights Farmers Market
Park Road NW & 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20010

Thursdays, 11am – 1pm, 1pm – 4pm
Minnesota Ave. Farmers Market
3924 Minnesota Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20019

Thursdays, 1pm – 4pm
Ballston Farmers Market
901 N Taylor Street
Arlington, VA 22203