How to Volunteer at Torba Farmers Market
Volunteering at a community farmers market is a rewarding experience. By becoming a volunteer you will have the opportunity to engage and network with local farmers, producers, artisans, and community members and build relationships with like-minded people. It can also be a great social occasion and a nice way to form connections.
To volunteer, you need to complete an application form and submit either through email or in person at the market services desk on market days. Volunteers will also need to complete a quick training session the Torba office to be market ready.
There are several volunteering areas that are available. Are you a people person? Do you love kids? Are you an eco-warrior? We recommend you choose an area that most matches your passion.
Zero waste management
Educating about our water stations, reusing, cleaning stations, helping customers sort their waste to avert items going to the landfill, encouraging reusable and answering questions about Torba’s services that encourages customers and vendors to go waste free.
Wash against Waste
Volunteers will help in our zero waste washing caravans, helping and serving customers, educating, washing and organising the dishes, collecting dishes from different areas of the market and returning them to the wash van.
Tell marketgoers about Torba products, including the farm-fresh vegetables and produce. We’re also interested in volunteers taking photos and videos of our products. This volunteer role involves interaction with visitors.
Market Customer Desk
Include answering customer questions, selling market merchandise, and more, guiding vendors to their correct booth for set up, etc. Explaining to market visitors about Torba’s sustainability initiatives such as the wash station, recycling system, no-plastic policy, and handing out leaflets, application forms for Torba Junior and other volunteers.
Torba Junior / Kid’s play area
Guide kids to their Torba Junior booths, help them set up, teach them how to sell to the customers and encourage them to be eco-friendly. Also, provide support in the kid’s play area.
To apply as a volunteer, please click here.
Please familiarise yourself with our Volunteer Ethics, click here.