Opportunity Details

Health Center Farmer's Market volunteers

Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc.
Opportunity Categories:
Hospitality and Customer Service, Nutrition, Special Projects
Time Commitment:
Weekday, Daytime
What we are looking for:
Do you prefer people to paperwork? Fresh air to an office?   Norwalk Community Health Center hosts a public Farmer's Market in its parking lot every Wednesday in season. It has provided access to fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, honey, and plants for the past 10 years and fills an important and growing need for our patients and in our neighborhood. The Health Center's Farmer's Market voucher program, funded by individual contributions and support from Newman's Own Foundation, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and others makes fresh produce more affordable as well more accessible to food-insecure patients by stretching their food dollars. More than 300 patient families used these vouchers to shop at our Farmer’s Market for seasonal local produce in 2020.  Our Market will be opening for the 2021 season on Wednesday, May 12 and will return every Wednesday from 11 am to 3 pm until Thanksgiving. Farmer's Market volunteers who can give us two hours on Wednesdays are needed to ensure vendors and shoppers are observing social distancing, mask, and hand sanitizing protocols,to staff information tables with nutritional information, lend a hand during our Healthy Back to School and Eating Well days during national Health Center Week in August. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable but not required.  We have several openings for the 11 am to 1 pm shift and on-call opportunities for the 1 pm to 3 pm shift. Volunteers will be provided with masks, health center orientation and training. If you are interested we'll send you an application to complete. We will follow up with you after it has been reviewed by our HR and Volunteer Management teams. Thank you for considering Norwalk Community Health Center and an opportunity to improve the wellbeing of our patient families and our neighbors.      
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