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Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: International Rescue Committee - San Diego

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worsthumanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 US cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. Each year, thousands of refugees are invited by the U.S. government to seek safety and freedom. Rescued refugees step off the plane with next to nothing but their dignity, hope and determination. In San Diego and many other regional offices across the country, the IRC helps refugees to rebuild their lives. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

Market Assistant to Beginning Farmers

  • City Heights Farmers' Market
  • Minimum 3 months commitment
  • Two hours per week, Saturdays and/or Sundays


  • Help farmers set up market tables, price display, produce display
  • Assist with basic math and record keeping (role does not include doing these tasks, but rather helping farmers as needed)
  • Assist farmers with load sheets and other market documents
  • Provide ESL and customer interaction assistance
  • Other assistance as needed


  • Some direct marketing experience helpful but not required
  • An interest in farming and farmers' markets required
  • Patience & Humor
  • Language experience of client helpful, but not necessary
  • Some minor lifting may be necessary

How to apply

To apply, RSVP for a volunteer orientation at:

For more information about IRC San Diego, visit:


5348 University Ave, San Diego, CA, 92105, US

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week