We are always looking for people to help with the market! If you're interested in getting more involved either on a regular or occasional basis we'd love to hear from you.

Please check out our profile on Do-it or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

The weekly market is fully staffed by volunteers, including the Market Manager (who gets paid a small fee).

Saturday volunteers

The 'standard' volunteer role is to assist the Market Manager. This involves a variety of jobs, including putting up and taking down the market's street signs, collecting stall rental and other small tasks. There are two shifts, 9:30am-11:00am and 12:00am-1:30pm.

While our market is all outdoors during the pandemic, we have more roles and need more volunteers. We need help with setting up (gazebos, tables, signage, chalking etc.) from 8.30-10am; then we need gatekeepers as well as invoice-writing and fee-collection during the market; finally, there is take-down (gazebos, tables, signage etc.) from 1 to about 2pm. Any help much appreciated!

Market Managers

The Market Managers' role is to oversee the market - they need to be there early to ensure everyone is in the right place, and later oversee take down and clean up. During the market they need to be available for questions or to deal with any problems arising. There are two shifts: 8:30am - 11:30am and 11:30am - 2:30pm; the manager gets paid a small fee.

If you are interested in either role, please look at the detailed information on our profile on Do-it and then send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; we will be in touch. You can also approach the Market Manger at a market. Training will be given.

What volunteers say

And here are some comments from our volunteers about their experience of helping out at the market:

“I love volunteering at the market! I get to be part of a great community project and enjoy delicious home-made cake as a reward.  It's also a good way to make sure I go over regularly to buy fresh veg and other lovely and locally produced products and to hang out with a bunch of really nice people.” (local resident)

“It's really nice to feel part of the Market gang these days! Happy to be part of something that has had such good thinking put into it.” (local resident)

“This is going to be my last month to help, as I leave Oxford in beginning of June. I hope I can support this my favourite place more as a volunteer in May.” (Brookes student from Japan)