Nourish Knoxville

Volunteer with Nourish

We are currently accepting volunteers to assist at our Wednesday Market Square Farmers’ Market, Thursday New Harvest Farmers’ Market, and Saturday Market Square Farmers’ Market. 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 (WFM, MSFM, NHFM): assist with booth set-up, customer service, merchandise sales, SNAP/EBT transactions, rule enforcement, booth break-down.
    • Veggie Valet (Saturday Market Square Farmers’ Market): crowd counting, watching customer purchases, rule enforcement, customer service, booth break-down.
    • Community Booth (New Harvest Farmers’ Market): assist with booth set-up, customer service, operation of Nourish Moves (walking program), booth break-down.
    • Nourish Kids Booth (WFM, MSFM, NHFM): assist with children’s activities at our Nourish Kids Clubs every second Saturday on Market Square and the third Thursday at the New Harvest Farmers’ Market.
  • Assist with special events, such as Friends and Farmers and Winter Warmer. 

Volunteer Recognition:

We are so very grateful for our volunteers and all of the work they do for our community! So, we came up with a plan to thank them for their time and hard work:

  • After 10 hours, volunteers receive 2 tickets to Friends and Farmers, are recognized in our annual Nourish Knoxville Food Guide, receive a Nourish Knoxville sticker, and are given presale access to all Nourish ticketed events.
  • After 30 hours, volunteers receive 2 tickets to a Nourish Knoxville special event and can pick out a free Nourish Knoxville t-shirt.
  • After 100 hours, volunteers receive 2 tickets to our annual fundraising dinner, Winter Warmer.
  • After 300 hours, volunteers receive 2 tickets to exclusive special events.
  • After 600 hours, volunteers will receive a curated progressive exploration of the Knoxville farm-to-table scene for two!

What to bring when volunteering:

  • Water bottle: it can get hot during the spring and summer seasons so make sure to keep hydrated!
  • Sunscreen and/or sunglasses
  • Coat and gloves during the colder months
  • Comfortable footwear: all our shifts will require standing and walking for extended periods of time, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear!
  • An umbrella or a rain jacket: the markets are open rain or shine!

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