Farmer’s Market Volunteers
About Mass Audubon
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 160,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.
About This Position
Are you passionate about food justice and equitable access to affordable, organic vegetables?
The Farm at Moose Hill is looking for capable, enthusiastic volunteers to support our farm in two different locations: Mattapan Farmers Market and Egleston Farmers Market. Both locations will offer a welcoming atmosphere for shoppers as they select fresh, organic produce from Mass Audubon.
Each week, you will join our staff member at the location of the market. The market team will work together to get the display set up, label produce, and ensure technology is ready to go. Throughout the market, we ask that you enthusiastically greet and communicate with customers. You must be comfortable sharing accurate information about our farm’s growing practices, seasonal cooking, and storage advice. You’ll work to make sure that the display is well-stocked and produce remains fresh throughout the entirety of the market. There may be some heavy lifting involved and occasional uncomfortable weather. Fluency in another language is a plus (Spanish and/or Haitian-Creole). You will have the opportunity to take home fresh, organic produce each week!
The ideal volunteer will also support Mass Audubon’s commitment to climate change education, equity, and justice and bring a diverse range of experiences, expressions, and views to their work.
Opportunities are available at both the Egleston Square Market and the Mattapan Square Market.
At Mass Audubon, our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our described qualifications or you have a less traditional background. We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
We are looking for volunteers who can join us from 9am-2pm every other Saturday from July-October at the Mattapan Market or 9am-2pm every other Saturday from June-October at the Egleston Market.
Employees must successfully complete a CORI and SORI Background Check and a Motor Vehicle Record (if applicable) is required.
Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice
Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
How To Apply
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