Nourish Knoxville

Volunteer with Nourish

We are currently accepting volunteers to assist with:

  • Market Square Farmers Market operations (Wednesdays & Saturdays, May – November)
  • New Harvest Farmers Market operations (Thursdays, April – September)

Volunteer opportunities coming soon:

  • Nutrition Incentive Office Assistance (Weekdays, August – October)

We currently do not have any remote volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering with Nourish Knoxville, please fill out the form below. If you have further questions, contact volunteer@nourishknoxville.org.

Volunteer Duties:

  • Assist on-site at a farmers market:
    • Info Booth (Winter, Market Square, New Harvest): assist with booth set-up, customer service, merchandise sales, SNAP/EBT transactions, rule enforcement, sustainability projects (compost & bag share programs), and booth breakdown.
    • Community Booth (New Harvest): assist with booth set-up, customer service, operation of Nourish Moves (walking program), and booth breakdown.
    • Nourish Kids Booth (Winter, Market Square, New Harvest): assist with children’s activities at our Nourish Kids Clubs every second Saturday at the Winter and Market Square Farmers Markets and every third Thursday at the New Harvest Farmers Market.

      *** Farmers market volunteer shifts will take place in person, outdoors, rain or shine. Hours and location vary by market.***
  • Assist with special events, such as Friends and Farmers and Winter Warmer. 
    • Guest check-in, coat check, serving, bartending, silent auction support, etc.

      *** Special event volunteer shifts will take place in person at venues in and around Knoxville. Hours, location, and tasks vary by event. ***
  • Assist with Nutrition Incentive Processing
    • Assist in processing nutrition incentives and tracking after markets

      *** Nutrition Incentive volunteer shifts will take place in person from our offices in downtown Knoxville. Volunteers will need to be available on a recurring basis: for 2+ hour block of time at a minimum weekly, Monday – Friday (9 am – 5 pm, any day/time combo within this range), August – October***
  • Assist with East Tennessee Local Food Guide listing updates
    • Call farms and/ or local food businesses to update listings ensuring accurate information for print guide.

      *** Local Food Guide volunteer shifts will take place in person from our offices in downtown Knoxville. Volunteers will need to be available: for 2+ hour block of time at a minimum, Monday – Friday (9 am – 5 pm, any day/time combo within this range), January – February. ***

Volunteer Recognition:

We are so very grateful for our volunteers and all of the work they do for our community! Volunteers become a part of Nourish Knoxville’s Friends program, based on the number of hours contributed.

Find volunteer perks here!

*** Volunteer hours served reset at the end of each calendar year. ***

What to bring when volunteering (at market shifts):

  • Refillable water bottle;
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and/or sunhat during the warmer months;
  • Warm coat, hat, and gloves during the colder months;
  • Umbrella, rain jacket and/or poncho, rain pants, and rainboots – our markets are open rain or shine;
  • Comfortable footwear: all our shifts will require standing and walking for extended periods, so wear appropriate footwear!

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