Community is at the Core of SWEFM: Our Community Tent and Volunteers
The Southwest Edmonton Farmers' Market is a gathering place for community. We have a large team of volunteer committee members and market day helpers that make the market run smoothly, and our Community Tent a hub of activity on market days!
Every week, we host a non-profit organization in our Community Tent so they can connect with you about their invaluable work and services. This year, we are hosting over a dozen organizations ranging from the Edmonton Food Bank to our local Community Leagues and Children's Nature Programs.
Non-profit, community organizations are invited to apply to the Community Tent by filling out the application form here.
To make the most of your time at the market, please follow the suggestions on our Community Tent Tip Sheet, available here.
For the calendar listings of our 2017 Community Tent participants, click here.
VOLUNTEERING AT SWEFM
Volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization! We are always on the look out for amazing individuals who are looking to get involved. Whether you are able to give an hour a month or are free to help us every Wednesday, we will work around your schedule to find roles that are meaningful and fulfilling to you!
We ask that our volunteers be at least 14 years of age as there may be some light physical work involved in some roles. The roles we are seeking to fill include:
- Shopper statistics gathering
- Manning the SWEFM Information Tent
- Assisting with market set-up
- Assisting with market tear-down
- Towing and parking our storage trailer
- Market photography
- Vendor interviews for our blog
Our volunteers work outside, support their community and local businesses, and receive some fun farmers' market perks every week.