Yamba River Markets is operated by volunteers, coordinated by Live Prawn Productions Inc, the not-for-profit which holds the market licence and distributes profits to support arts and cultural activities in the Clarence Valley.

People volunteer with us because they enjoy the camaraderie of the markets and because they love giving back to their community. The markets are really an excuse to catch up with friends and acquaintances in a great outdoor setting. Once stallholders have been guided on site and the info yurt and big shade structures assembled, we kick back with a cup of coffee to enjoy the free live music.

Volunteer roles include checking in stallholders from 6.30am, or attending the Info Yurt later in the morning (markets run from 9am to 2pm but are generally set up by 8am) handling cash payments for sites.

Manual roles include assembling the bamboo Info Yurt structure and big shade cloth that help create the market’s village square atmosphere. To support this crew, please be on site by 6.30am for roughly an hour, followed by another hour from around 1pm onwards. We can ring you if you need to leave the site in the meantime. The work is not difficult and does not require heavy lifting, although many hands make light work!

Volunteers also get involved in other activities at the markets such as running workshops for kids, such as our popular kite-making workshops.

To participate in activities involving children, a valid Working With Children Check is required. As a volunteer you can register for it here. There’s no cost.

All volunteers at Yamba River Markets are covered by our insurance policy, plus we provide free opportunities for volunteers to acquire or renew their First Aid certificate.

Please use the form below to register your interest, or come visit us at the market Info Yurt.