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Why Volunteer?

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at PFM! We are dedicated to cultivating an intentional program to provide meaningful experiences for our volunteers while also serving the market, its vendors, and the community.

As a vital part of the economy, the mission of Prescott Farmers Market is to support and expand local agriculture, cultivate a healthy community and increase access to affordable local food. PFM is more than just a marketplace; it is a meeting place for friends and neighbors, a hub for community resources, and an opportunity for customers to meet the people growing and preparing their food.

Being a volunteer at PFM means supporting your community and neighbors and becoming an advocate for our local economy and food system.

Prescott Farmers Market is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment or volunteer decisions. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ individuals are encouraged to volunteer. Prescott Farmers Market is a fragrance-free, drug-free and tobacco-free work and volunteer environment.

What types of volunteers are needed at PFM?

Volunteers at PFM are loosly categorized into the following three groups. Which group best fits your personal circumstance and desire to volunteer with us? We are open to suggestions and offers to opportunites if you have something else in mind. Most of our volunteers fit into one or two of these groups; but we do have some very dedicated folks who fit into all three groups!

  • At-the-Market/On-Site Volunteers volunteer regularly to provide assistance to staff in various ways in helping the market run smoothly, stay clean and safe and to ensure the customers feel at home at the market.
  • Special Skills Volunteers may be unable to volunteer on a regular basis, but share their expertise with the market in the areas of art, graphic design, photography, gardening, event planning, writing, media, research, data collection, etc.
  • Volunteer Groups engage in one‐time, annual, or quarterly volunteer opportunities with the market on larger, special projects.
What are the requirements of being a PFM volunteer?
  • Volunteers must be willing to work in variable weather conditions. All markets take place outdoors.
  • Work well as a member of a team. Volunteers interact with vendors, customers, and other volunteers and staff.  Communication and reliability are essential.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes and secure long hair.
  • Be at least 15 years old accompanied by an adult. If you are 16 -17 years old, a guardian’s permission is required but adult accompaniment is not.
  • May be required to carry, pull, and/or push up to 50lbs. depending on the volunteer duty.
  • Please inform us of any accomodations you might require.

Volunteer opportunities

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Market events

Help us with various tasks during occasional special events at the market!

The next market event in need of volunteer assistance is: COMMUNITY SEED EXCHANGE

Main volunteer duties include:
  • setting up the booths
  • welcoming and orienting customers to the seed exchange
  • counting the number of customers who participate
  • answering questions about seeds including what to plant and when
  • intaking seed donations and organizing them
  • monitoring charitable donations made in the donation jar
  • packing everything away after the exchange

WHEN: Saturday, March 2nd.  Two shifts; 9:00am to 11:00am (FULL) and 11:00am to 1:00pm

WHERE: This event takes place at the market, 900 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing, as you’ll be working in the market area around customers. Please secure long hair.

Email us at info@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and for which shifts(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

Market Breakdown

Lend us a hand to return the market area back into a regular parking lot!

There’s a lot of work that goes into making each market day a successful, enjoyable and zero-waste event. Having your extra hands makes the breakdown process at the end of the market go quickly and smoothly. Take down banners and A-frame signs, wipe down and fold up tables and benches, remove weights and close up tents, empty hand wash stations, collect safety cones and trash cans.  Market trash is then sorted and compostable materials removed and kept out of our landfill.  The process typically takes no more than 1.5 hours and is a fun volunteer opportunity to do with a friend or a group. Held every Saturday at the end of market.

WHEN: Saturday 11:45am to 1:15pm (April- October), 12:15pm to 1:45pm (November- March)

WHERE: Check in at the green Info Booth in the middle of the market area. 900 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing, and secure long hair. Bring water and a hat. We provide disposable gloves during the trash sort process for those who want to use them.

Email us at info@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a Market Breakdown volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

gather end of market donations

Help us continue to get fresh and local food to our community, even after the market closes!

Do you ever wonder what happens to produce and baked goods that don’t get sold by the end of the market? Since April 2023, we have been visiting vendors toward the end of market, asking if they have any leftovers they want to donate to Prescottt Community Cupboard. We gather up all the donations, organize, occaionally repackage them and then deliver the donations to Prescott Community Cupboard so they have even more fresh and local options for our neighbors in need. Held every Saturday near the end of market.

WHEN: Saturday 11:45am to 12:30pm (April- October), 12:15pm to 1:00pm (November- March)

WHERE: Check in at the Sustainability Booth along the west side of the market area. 900 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing, and secure long hair. Bring water and a hat. Please be on time and be ready to work quickly; we have a very limited time frame to complete this project each Saturday.

Email us at info@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a Gather EOM Donations volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

FYN Food Box Build

Help us build Feed Your Neighbors (FYN) food boxes for community members in need!

Through our donor-supported Feed Your Neighbors program, we pre-purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from our local farmers and growers. At the beginning of most (but not every) Saturday market, volunteers set up the FYN market booth, gather pre-purchased food from several vendors, build numerous food boxes, load them into transport and breakdown the FYN booth. On average, each box contains about $50 worth of local fruits and veggies and feeds a family of four for a week.

WHEN: Most Saturdays 7:15am to 8:15am (April- October), 9:15am to 10:15am (November- March)

AVAILABLE DATES: April 20, May 18, June 15, & 29, July 20 & 27.

WHERE: You’ll receive an email a few days prior to your volunteer day(s) indicating where the FYN booth will be placed inside the market, as it changes depending on market layouts. 900 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes and appropriate clothing, as you’ll be working in the market area around customers. Please secure long hair.

Email us at info@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a FYN volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

Compost Booth at PFM

See your neighbors, meet your farmers, know your food scraps!

This booth is where we collect most of the raw food scraps that we use to build our compost piles at the compost site the following day. Tasks include weighing incoming green PFM buckets and swapping them for clean ones, logging the number of participating customers, answering questions about the compost program, and helping to prevent any contaminants (meat, dairy, trash) from entering the compost system.  Held every Saturday during PFM’s regular market.

WHEN: Saturdays 7:15am to 12:15pm (April- October), 9:15am to 12:45pm (November- March)

WHERE: Check in at the purple Compost Booth along the west side of the market area. 900 Iron Springs Rd, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes, appropriate clothing, and secure long hair. Bring water. 

Email us at compost@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a Compost Booth volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

Community Compost work day (Friday)

Join us at the compost site for a Friday “work day”!

We’ve added a shorter Friday morning session at the Community Compost site, located at 997 Schemmer Drive, to get more work done and connect with more folks!  We’ll do some pile turning and prep for all the scraps to be collected at the Saturday market. Learn about the compost process and how to build the “right mix”.  Not all tasks require heavy lifting or the use of tools.

WHEN: Fridays 8am to 10am (April- October), 9am to 11am (November- March)

WHERE: Community Compost site is located at 997 Schemmer Drive, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Boots and work gloves are available, but bring your own if you’d like!

Email us at compost@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a Community Compost Build volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.

Community Compost Build (Sunday)

Join us at the compost site for a Sunday “salad day”!

Sunday mornings at the Community Compost site located at 997 Schemmer Drive is where we mix food scraps collected from the Saturday market with wood chips, sawdust and leaves to create a fresh compost pile. Learn about the compost process and how to build the “right mix”. In addition to building a new pile, we will turn mature piles and wash food scrap receptacles. Not all tasks require heavy lifting or the use of tools. Fresh coffee and cold refreshments are provided. 

WHEN: Sundays 8am to 12pm (April- October), 9am to 1pm (November- March)

WHERE: Community Compost site is located at 997 Schemmer Drive, Prescott, AZ.

MISCELLANEOUS: Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty. Boots and work gloves are available, but bring your own if you’d like!

Email us at compost@prescottfarmersmarket.org to schedule to be a Community Compost Build volunteer. Please include your full name, phone number and which date(s) you’d like to volunteer. We will review your request and reply back to confirm or adjust the schedule.