Participating Owner Program

        Participating Owners coordinate the Co-op Kids Program.

        Participating Owners coordinate the Co-op Kids Program.

  1. The Participating Owner Program provides our owners with a means to deepen their involvement and impact in our community. These volunteers play a pivotal role in our cooperative by sharing their talents and donating their time to activities such as teaching customers about food and nutrition, facilitating playgroups and clubs, contributing to our publications, and more.

Per a Board of Directors’ policy that guides the program, volunteer positions shall not be of an operational nature. We look for useful and creative ways to engage owners in our mission and strategic plan.

  • As positions become available, we will post them below. The link to apply is below the current openings section; you may also pick up a hard copy application at the Customer Service Desk.
  • An application also may be submitted to receive first notice of opportunities at they arise, or to suggest a role that is not currently advertised.

 

 

Please email Nicole O'Donnell at ownerservices@moscowfood.coop with any questions!

 

CURRENT OPENINGS

 


Lentil Fest - Downtown Pullman
Friday, August 18 (5-8 pm) and Saturday, August 19th (11 am - 5 pm)

We are looking for nine volunteers to help with our Lentil Fest booth. Help community members realize that they can satisfy their lentil cravings (and a whole lot more) at the Co-op! Volunteers will help with our Co-op kid's area and our main outreach booth. This is a great chance to be part of a local event and represent what the Co-op brings to the community. Four (4) 18% discount vouchers will be awarded for each 3-hour session.

 

P6 Parking - Moscow Food Co-op Parking Lot
Sunday, August 27th from
3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
We are looking for twelve volunteers to help us make our P6 Parking Lot Party a success! Volunteers are needed for various tasks, including helping set up the parking lot, helping vendors set up their spaces, handing out raffle tickets, supporting vendors during the event, working our Co-op kid's booth, and helping us put the parking lot back into place.
Three (3) 18% discount vouchers will be awarded for each 2-hour session.

 

Art Exhibit Assistant

The Moscow Food Co-op seeks an Art Exhibit Assistant. We exhibit the work of local artists on the second Friday of every month from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. The Art Exhibit Assistant is in charge of taking down the old show and hanging up the new show a couple of days before the Exhibit. On the day of the event, this volunteer coordinates food and drinks, introduces the artist to customers, and stays until the end of the show to clean up. The Art Exhibit Assistant is scheduled to arrive at the Co-op by 4:30 pm on the day of the exhibit and have consistent availability to carry out the functions of this role every month.  The successful candidate must be friendly, with excellent customer service skills; must be physically and artistically able to hang the art; and be able to be diplomatic and calm with the artists. Three (3) discount vouchers are awarded each month for this role.  

Recycling Subs Needed

Help the Co-op operate sustainably by becoming one of our recycling subs! Our Participating Owner-driven recycling program needs substitutes!  It takes about two hours to complete a shift, which involves visiting different store departments and collecting recyclables for sorting at the Moscow Recycling Center. Substitutes will be put on a contact list for regular recyclers to use to find a substitute who is able to cover their shift. Substitute recyclers will receive (3) 18% vouchers for each shift they cover.

Composting Facilitators

Our sustainability committee conducted an internal waste audit during the month of April to see what our current waste streams look like and found that the biggest area for improvement is diverting more food waste from the deli to our composter, Eartha. Although our staff does a great job with sending viable food waste to compost, we don’t currently have a system for customers to compost their leftovers when they choose to eat at the Co-op.

We are looking to generate a pool of Participating Owners that are available during high traffic times such as lunch (11:30-1:30) and dinner (5-7) to help us facilitate a trial composting program. This Participating Owner role would require commitment for at least one shift weekly (either lunch or dinner on a set day each week). The position would include being available in the deli to let customers know that the composting container is available and direct them according to the system. It would also involve helping provide education and information on what can and cannot be composted in Eartha to those that have questions. Once we have a few Participating Owners that are interested in this role, we will finalize systems using input from those Participating Owners, members of the Sustainability Committee, and staff from the deli and kitchen. Participating Owners will receive two (2) 18% discount vouchers for each shift they commit to facilitating composting, which leads to 8 to 10 store discount vouchers each month. 

 

To apply

Click on the application box below. You also can pick up a hard copy application at our Customer Service Desk.

An application also may be submitted to receive first notice of opportunities at they arise, or to suggest a role that is not currently advertised.

NOTE: You must be a member-owner of the Co-op
to volunteer as a "Participating Owner"!