Volunteer With Us

We need your help at the Old Capitol Farmers Market!

Volunteering with us is a great way to support your community; meet new friends; learn more about local farms, chefs, bakers, and other vendors; and get a behind-the-scenes look at the people and faces that help make our farmers market the place to be every Saturday morning. The Old Capitol Farmers Market is all about building a thriving local community and creating a sense of place here in Springfield. We can’t do it without you!
Volunteers are welcome to sign up for a single date, multiple dates, or the whole season!


Volunteer Duties:

Volunteers will count people entering the market for a 20-minute period each hour. People watching at its finest! We’re counting market visitors every Saturday and have four shifts available  – 8:20-8:40 am9:20-9:40 am10:20-10:40 am; and 11:20-11:40 am (you will need to arrive five minutes before your shift). The market runs May 16th through October 28th.

Other volunteer duties may include helping with set-up or tear-down of tables and chairs, taking pictures for social media, and taking attendance counts at the family fitness events or chef demos.

Volunteer Shifts:

8:20 – 8:40am
9:20 – 9:40am
10:20 -10:40am
11:20- 11:40am

Shifts are just 20 minutes long and we need 5 volunteers for each shift.

On Wednesday, July 25, and Saturday, July 28,  shifts will be 1 hour long on these days. On these days, we will be taking attendance counts for the entire length of the market in order to get a more accurate count of all shoppers.

Why Your Help Matters

Your help measuring market attendance allows us to document the importance of the Market to our community and local economy, secure grants and sponsorships, and grow the Market into a vibrant part of Springfield life and culture.