Kids' Zone Volunteer

(Uxbridge Farmers' Market)

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Position ID: V-OSH0780
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2024

Opportunity Details: Kids' Zone Volunteer

Contact Gabi, Manager, Uxbridge Farmers' Market; Email:

The Uxbridge Farmers' Market offers a variety of interactive programming for kids to enjoy while their families shop at the market. These include but are not limited to sensory play tables, colouring sheets, scavenger hunts, and simple arts and crafts. Volunteers attending the Kids' Zone are responsible for:

  • hyping up the Kids' Zone area
  • welcoming kids and families over
  • encouraging kids to participate
  • offering simple instruction and low-level support for kids' activities 
  • assisting with basic setup/cleanup

The Uxbridge Farmers' Market runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday rain or shine - volunteers must dress for the weather as the market is outdoors. 

The Kids' Zone is NOT a daycare service and children are not to be left in the care of the Kids' Zone Volunteer.

Benefits Become a part of the Uxbridge Farmers' Market family! We are a tight-knit community of Uxbridge locals who are passionate about supporting our area's farmers and small businesses. Have fun and connect with the wonderful people who make, bake, and grow your food and more.
Ages 14 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Anyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Culture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Manual Labour / Physical Labour ; Nature / Environment ; Seasonal Support (Fall) ; Seasonal Support (Spring) ; Seasonal Support (Summer) ; Seasonal Support (Winter) ; Youth & Activity Camp Support ; Youth Engagement
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity - Creative input re: arts and crafts, activities welcome! ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training - Ability to give basic instruction repeatedly ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - Manager will always be on site for support ; Team Work - May work with other volunteers at times ; Working with Children
Commitment Length Short Term ; Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction Level Large Group - patrons will continually cycle through as they shop the market
Dates and Times Sunday: Morning, Afternoon (7:30-11 a.m./11a.m.-2:30p.m.)
Seasons Year Round - we host markets throughout the entire year; regular market season runs May through October
Accessibility Partially Accessible - Wheelchairs and strollers are able to access event grounds, however terrain is rough and uneven in some areas. ; Designated parking at entrance
Number of Positions Brooklin ; Cannington ; Durham Region ; Port Perry ; Uxbridge (Township of) 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided - Minimal training, ongoing support ; Training on the job
Police Check Not Required
Liability Insurance Not Available
Start Date On or after 05 May 2024

Agency Details: Uxbridge Farmers' Market

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