Farmers markets have been designated an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic by the Province of British Columbia. We have a number of COVID-19 safety protocols in place at our markets. Read our COVID- 19 Info  to learn more about what we’re doing for your safety.

Volunteering is a great way to get involved to help develop a more sustainable food system and help create vibrant farmers markets in Vancouver! Fill out our ONLINE APPLICATION FORM and sign up to the next volunteer orientation to get started. There are a variety of opportunities to volunteer at Vancouver Farmers Markets and multiple markets to choose from.

What VFM volunteers do: 

  • Create welcoming atmospheres at the markets
  • Assist market staff with market setup/teardown
  • sell memberships during our membership drive
  • …and so much more!


  • 30% off VFM merchandise while volunteering
  • After 10 hours of volunteering receive one-year Cherry Tomato Membership
  • After receiving a one-year Cherry Tomato Membership, receive 15% off VFM merchandise at any time and take advantage of monthly vendor deals on Membership Appreciation Day
  • For each shift volunteered in a month be entered to win one of two $50 monthly Gift Certificate draws

How to Volunteer

  1. Make sure you meet the requirements:
    • Be at least 16 years old
    • Be able to attend the orientation
    • Be able to commit to at least six three-hour shifts
  3. Sign-up for and attend a volunteer orientation:
    • We host monthly online orientations in the summer and as-needed in the winter
    • Prefer to begin volunteering straight away? Great! Your on site training can be completed at a market date and location of your choosing (2-3hrs shift)
  4. Start volunteering! Most of our volunteer opportunities are 2.5 to 3hr shifts. Once you’ve completed a volunteer orientation, you can sign-up for and confirm shifts online.

Questions? Email our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@eatlocal.org

Gretchen has been volunteering with VFM for over 20 years!