Volunteer Application

Volunteer Policy

Volunteer Policy for Lokal Markets

The purpose of this volunteer policy is to provide a clear understanding of the responsibilities, expectations, and benefits of volunteering with Lokal Markets. Volunteers play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission of promoting veganism and supporting local vegan businesses. This policy outlines the guidelines for all volunteers who work with us.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a strong interest in veganism, animal rights, and supporting local vegan businesses
  • Must be reliable and committed to fulfilling the duties assigned to them
  • Must follow all policies and procedures of Lokal Markets
  • Must attend any necessary training sessions if necessary.

Volunteer Duties

  • Assist with setup and cleanup of the market
  • Help vendors with setup and sales
  • Provide information to customers about the market and vendors
  • Assist with marketing and promoting the market
  • Help with head counts, raffle sales, greeting guests etc.
  • Attend meetings and training sessions as required

Volunteer Benefits

  • Gain experience in event planning and promotion
  • Learn about veganism and local vegan businesses
  • Meet like-minded individuals and build connections in the community
  • Receive a letter of recommendation and recognition for their contributions upon request

 Volunteers will be managed by the Volunteer Coordinator, who will assign duties, provide training, and supervise their work. Volunteers must communicate any concerns or issues to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Volunteers must follow the code of conduct of Lokal Markets. This includes:

  • Treating all vendors, customers, and fellow volunteers with respect and courtesy
  • Maintaining confidentiality of any sensitive information
  • Following all safety procedures and guidelines
  • Reporting any incidents or concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator

Termination of Volunteer Status The volunteer status of any individual may be terminated at any time for any reason deemed appropriate by Lokal Markets. This includes failure to follow policies and procedures, inappropriate behavior, or lack of commitment.

  1. Acknowledgement of Traditional Land

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge that the land on which we will be holding this event is the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley Bands) Nations. We recognize their longstanding relationship with this land, which continues to this day, and we are committed to honouring their contributions and respecting their ongoing stewardship of the land.

  1. Non-Bullying and LGBTQ+ Friendly

We want to make it clear that we have a zero-tolerance policy for bullying or discrimination of any kind. We are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all vendors and customers, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, or any other characteristic. If you witness or experience any behaviour that goes against these values, please notify one of the event organizers immediately.

  1. Liability

Please note that we are not liable for any damages or losses incurred by vendors, including but not limited to theft, injury, or damage to property. By participating in this event, you agree to assume all risks and responsibilities associated with your participation.

Thank you for taking the time to read through these instructions. We look forward to seeing you at the market and working together to create a successful and enjoyable event for everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@embracelokal.ca

Best regards,

The Lokal Organizing Team