Position: Market Support – Multiple Positions

1. Event Set-up & Tear-down
2. Customer Service & Sales
3. Engagement

Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Organization: 
Many Feathers Co-op
Location: Northwest Mississauga (Meadowvale/Lisgar), ON; Market every Sunday 9am-2pm Lisgar Go Station at 3250 Argentia Rd Mississauga
Hours: 3-10/week from June 12 to October 9 or more based on volunteers' commitment

 Mission Statement: "Our mission at Many Feathers is to create local community spaces to empower residents and promote local food and sustainable living through community engagement and education."

About:
Many Feathers is a new non-profit organization in north-Mississauga looking to bring local food and sustainable practices to the community. Beginning in 2014 with a small group of young entrepreneurs, Many Feathers has grown into 2015 through developing a successful community farmers market hosting over 35 vendors and being visited by an average of 1500 customers per date and onto a weekly market in 2016. As an organization, we are committed to the local food movement and to the local economy by supporting farmers and small businesses within the community and in the greater area.

Position:
Market Support volunteers will fulfil the following:

1.     Event Set-up & Tear-down
·       Great for volunteers who would prefer to work during the cooler hours of the day, who prefer the organization of setting up events prior to customer arrival, or who are looking to obtain school hours.
·       Includes:

          i.     heavy lifting
           ii.     a love for the outdoors
          iii.     and a willingness to work outside in all weather conditions

2.     Customer Service & Sales
·       Great for volunteers looking to get job experience in customer service
·       Includes:                                        
   
i.    
Cash handling     
  
ii.    
Customer service

3.     Engagement
·       Great for volunteers who enjoy talking to the public and analysing their responses to better he market towards their needs
·       Includes:

                                               i.     Greeting

                                             ii.     Survey fulfilment

                                            iii.     Email collecting for our newsletter

                                            iv.     Talking with market customers and taking notes on their opinions

Assets:

·       A clear goal you would like to achieve through volunteering with Many Feathers (could be as simple as getting community service hours, obtaining job experience, or helping a grassroots organization succeed in your community)
·       Interest in the betterment of the environment, local food, sustainability practises, and urban agriculture
·      Looking to develop skills in event planning (transferrable to festival employment)
·       Willing to work outside in all weather conditions
·       Positive and friendly – we want you to be excited about your contribution
       Reliable and committed

If you are looking for an excellent opportunity to share or develop your skills and have a commitment to the environment please apply with a resume or a short email about why you are interested in joining the Many Feathers team to: 

Samantha Staresincic at info@manyfeathers.ca