Current volunteer opportunities:

CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets:

Alchemist CDC operates CalFresh processing at multiple farmers’ markets. The CalFresh program offers qualifying lower income individuals financial assistance in purchasing food for themselves and their families. Farmers’ Markets are a great asset to communities, and can lead to improved health for area residents. By making it easier for lower-income populations to purchase food at farmers’ markets, these community assets will become more equitable and accessible to all individuals. If you like meeting new people and hanging out at the farmers’ market, this is a great opportunity to do that, while making farmers’ markets a more equitable resource for low-income populations.

We need your help to staff our CalFresh processing booths. You must be at least 18 years of age. You must attend a 1.5-hour training, and commit to volunteering at least four times over a four-month period (Most market days start at 7:30am, and you can expect to be finished by 1pm). Punctuality and reliability a MUST. (You should be a morning person, as most farmers’ markets open at 8am.)

LOCATIONS:

Year-round Markets

  • Florin Sears Farmers’ Market: Operating Thursdays year round, 8am-noon at the Florin Sears Store, Florin Rd. and 65th St. – front parking lot, Sacramento
  • Central: Downtown State Parking Lot Farmers’ Market: Operating Sundays year round, 8am-noon, at 8th & W Streets, Sacramento
  • Midtown Farmers’ Market: Operating Saturdays 8am-1pm at 20th between J and L Streets
  • Laguna Gateway: Laguna Blvd. & Big Horn Blvds. in Elk Grove: Operating Saturdays year round, 8am-noon.
  • Sunrise Farmers’ Market: Sunrise Light Rail Station parking lot on Sunrise at Folsom in Rancho Cordova: Operating Saturdays year round, 8am-noon.
  • Country Club Plaza: Operating Saturdays 8am-noon, Watt and El Camino (Butano Dr. Parking Lot)

Seasonal Markets:

  • Cesar Chavez Plaza Farmers’ Market: Operating Wednesdays May-October 10am-1:30pm at 10th & J Streets
  • Fremont Park Farmers’ Market: Operating Tuesdays May through September, 10:00am-1:30pm at 16th and P Streets
  • Mack Road Farmers’ Market: Operating Fridays May through September 8am-noon at 6100 Mack Road

If you would like more information or are interested in volunteering, please contact us at emma@alchemistcdc.org.