Volunteer

Volunteers help run the Market, and all of our other activitiesThe Belmont Food Collaborative is a volunteer organization. Want to help? Fill out the form and we’ll help you find the right spot.

Volunteer opportunities are listed below the form. Fill out the form, and we’ll contact you soon about ways you can help out.

Volunteer opportunities

These are some of the tasks that we’re looking to have people do to help the Belmont Food Collaborative, the Belmont Farmers’ Market and our other activities.

  • Fundraising: Do you enjoy fundraising for non-profits? We are looking for someone to help start a fundraising program for the BFCI to fund many exciting projects.
  • Organize and supervise special events: Help with one or more events. Annual events include: MA Farmers’ Market Week (3rd week in August) and the Apple Dessert Contest (late Sept or October). Also, dream up new activities.
  • TV program producer: Plan and execute a local cable show about the market and/or growing food.
  • Weekly eNews: Help to write and produce our weekly email newsletter for shoppers.
  • Roots & Sprouts: Join the editorial team to write articles, help find other writers, and come up with new ideas for articles for our quarterly print newsletter.
  • Workshop coordinator: Work with the education committee to find local residents with expertise in beekeeping, backyard chickens, specialty growing such as hydroponic, or other topics. Organize and conduct workshops that enable others to learn about these areas.
  • Performances: The Farmers’ Market has performers most weeks. Magicians, musicians, dancers, artists and others have made Market days in Belmont more interesting. To perform at the Market, send a note and let us know what you’d like to do.
  • Pomona Project: Work with other volunteers to continue and/or expand existing bulk plant order project. Explore possibility of bulk seed order.
  • Garden Planner: Explore establishing food gardens in town-owned housing (Belmont Housing Authority) complexes for residents to cultivate and tend.
  • Food donation liaison: Act as liaison among the Belmont Food Pantry, Boston Area Gleaners and Belmont Food Collaborative.  Coordinate drop-offs and volunteers to assist at the Pantry on its four open times: first and third Saturday mornings; second and fourth Tuesday evenings.
  • SNAP coordinator: Help with logistics for accepting SNAP (Food Stamps) at the market. Work on outreach to those who will be able to take advantage of this program.
  • New programs: We’re looking to develop new programs like these: Film series, lecture series, discussion groups. Let us know if you have some ideas.