Opportunity Details

Food Access & Security
Families, Low-income Communities, People with Health-based Concerns
Other,Physical Activity,Public Events,Community Engagement

Age Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age:15+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Referral: IMAN's Weekly Farmer's Market

Description
IMAN's weekly farmers market launches Friday, July 12th! The farmer's market hosts local growers and businesses to offer access to goods that promote a healthy lifestyle.
IMAN will also have arts and culture programming as well as exposure & education events. Volunteers are needed throughout the market season (July 12 - October 25) to help the market run as smoothly as possible and to make it a welcome space for folks to gather and get some good food! Volunteers would support a variety of tasks including but not limited to: assisting vendors, serving food samples, assisting cooking demos, helping with kid’s activities, welcome/sign-in booth management, set-up and break down, outreach (day of or during the week).
Website
www.imancentral.org 
Impact 
IMAN is a community organization that fosters health, wellness, & healing in the city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts, and operating a holistic health center. IMAN’s weekly farmers market is an extension of this mission and aims to increase access to fresh and nutritious food and support local businesses. 
When & Where
IMAN parking lot - 2744 W 63rd St., Chicago IL 60629
Fridays in July, August, September and October 
The hours of the farmers market are 2-6pm. Set-up begins at 9am and breakdown ends at 7pm. Volunteer shifts are as follows:
9am-1pm
1pm-5pm
3pm-7pm
Volunteer Activity Type

·         Public Events

·         Physical Activity

·         Community Engagement

·         Clean-Ups

·         Other

Great For

·                   Individuals (volunteers who come on their own

·                   Groups (volunteers who come in a group)

·                   New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before)

·                   Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)

·                   Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)

·                   Youth Volunteers (volunteers aged 18 and under)

·                   Skilled Based Volunteers (pro bono work, volunteers with specific skill sets, etc.)   

Partner Information

IMAN is a community organization that fosters health, wellness and healing in the inner city by organizing for social change, cultivating the arts and operating a holistic health center.

 

Contact for more information or to served: Sara Hamdan at (773)434-4626 or sara@imancentral.org 

Requirements for Service:
IMAN will have a mandatory volunteer orientation. Please plan to be at one of the following dates:
Friday, July 5 from 2-3pm (please arrive by 1:45pm) at IMAN 
Wednesday, July 12 from 4-5pm (please arrive by 3:45pm) at IMAN

***If your schedule cannot accommodate either of these orientation dates, please contact sara@imancentral.org 

 

***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program; however, a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so. ***

 

 

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