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Volunteer Opportunities with Chicago Market - A Community Co-op

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  • We are currently recruiting for the following positions: 

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  • Uptown Farmers Market Volunteers
  • One-off Project or Ongoing Role: Ongoing
  • Time required: Wednesdays from 10:30 to 7:30pm; 2-3 hour shifts
  • What's the job: Join us once, or every week, to help our farmers and producers bring their amazing local products to the Uptown community. Tasks may include:
  •   11:30am - 1:00pm - Lot cleanup and setup
  •   1:00pm - 2:15pm - Set up, greet and assist arriving vendors, chalk neighborhood
  • Market Opens at 2:30
  •   2:15pm - 5pm - Complete set up, greet, welcome and thank customers, maintain one way directional, monitor and maintain COVID protocols
  •   4:45pm - 7:45pm - Staff entrance/exit, greet, welcome and thank customers, maintain one way directional, monitor and maintain COVID protocols, thank and assist departing vendors, tear down and load out, clean up
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  • Chicago Market Tabling Reps
  • One-off Project or Ongoing Role: Ongoing
  • Time required: Sporadic, as needed basis
  • What’s the job: Represent Chicago Market at tabling opportunities at our own events or events we are invited to participate in.
  •   We have a large number of events coming up and through the summer (including at the Uptown Farmers Market). Training and coaching will be given in advance.
  • Specific skills required:
  •   Willingness and ability to engage strangers in conversation and motivate them to want to learn more about Chicago Market
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  • Social Media and Marketing Specialists
  • One-off Project or Ongoing Role: Ongoing
  • Time required: 2-4 hours per week; self-scheduled/paced
  • What’s the job: Chicago Market is launching the Uptown Farmers Market and we need YOU to help us promote it and tell the story of our farmers and food producers. We're looking for volunteers:
  •   Photographer(s) - Join our team to shoot photos and short video at the Market. Capture vendors interacting with shoppers and all their beautiful goods to enliven our website, email and social media accounts.
  •   Videographer - Profile our farmers and producers and produce short videos of each for our website and social media.
  •   Writer(s) - Interview and profile our farmers and food producers to help us produce a web page that champions each of them, their goods, and their practices.
  •   Social Media crew - Use all our incoming photos, videos and profile
  • ***If you're interested in volunteering for the Uptown Farmers Market Marketing, please click HERE to fill out a quick survey!***
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  • Email/phone Outreach for Bounced Emails
  • One-off Project or Ongoing Role: Ongoing
  • Time Required: 2 hours a week to start; 3-4 hours per month once clean-up is completed
  • What’s the job: Contact people by email and/or phone whose email addresses are bouncing from eblasts to get new email addresses. This will also include some database updating.
  • Specific skills required:
  •   Comfort in emailing, phone calls, reasonable people skills
  •   NationBuilder/database or spreadsheet familiarity or willingness to learn.
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  • If you'd like to get involved but you're not sure where to start, let us know.

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