We need you! We couldn't pull off our thrice weekly farmers markets without an army of volunteers. Moreover, we're always on the lookout for new recruits. If you share our love of local food and vibrant public spaces, we'd love to hear from you.
Our volunteers come from many walks of life: Market shoppers, dedicated foodies, students, professionals, chefs and restaurant staff, neighborhood activists and others who want to share their talents and time by helping marketumbrella.org strengthen and sustain the local food economy.
Volunteers work at the Welcome Tent, distributing information, wooden token currency and — most importantly — CDM coffee and Luzianne tea. We also dispatch volunteers to events around town, enlist their help with school and community events hosted by our Meet Me at the Market project. They also contribute to the policy decision-making process through our Market Management Teams and work on many other tasks vital to our effort to build a strong regional food community.
Why the name? The white hat is a nod to our restaurant partners who have been crucial to our success over the years. And we call it a brigade because every step of the way, our volunteers have been there to make sure we survive. If you think you have the right stuff to be one of our invaluable foot soldiers, tell us about it!
To join us, please contact Emery Van Hook via telephone at (504) 861-4488 or online.