Volunteer

Everyone is welcome to volunteer at the Co-op, but there are benefits to volunteering as a member! Members receive a two week discount of 20% for every hour they volunteer and as a member. The discount stacks chronologically – for instance, if you volunteer for 2 hours, you receive 1 month of 20% discount.

Our volunteer opportunities take many shapes and forms! We recommend coming in to talk to a co-manager about how you’d like to contribute to the Co-op, but here is a list of the volunteer roles to inspire you:

  • Helping to unpack our orders:

    • The fresh fruit and veg delivery every Tuesday afternoon from 4-6pm, and the packing of our pre-ordered fruit and veg boxes on Thursday evenings

    • The dry goods delivery on fortnightly Fridays between 11am and 1pm

  • Being a coordinator in our shop or cafe

  • Assisting our shop coordinators in day-to-day tasks such as cleaning about the shop, organising our product displays or decanting our products into smaller containers for sale

  • Helping to prepare our lunches from 10am-12pm Monday-Saturday

  • Helping our dishwashers to get through the lunchtime rush

  • Picking up our bread delivery from Three Mills Bakery in Majura

  • Washing the tea towels for the kitchen

  • Helping to prepare or run our monthly Acoustic Soup music-and-dinner nights

  • Volunteering on the Management Committee

  • Bookkeeping

  • Product research

  • I.T. or social media

Please note: Volunteers under 16 years old need to arrange their volunteering before coming in to volunteer. This can be done by contacting the Co-managers at food.coop.shop@gmail.com

If you’re interested in any of the above roles, please also email us at food.coop.shop@gmail.com or come in and speak to a Co-manager. Even if some volunteer roles are filled now we can put you on a waiting list.

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