Participating Owner Program

        Participating Owners coordinate the Co-op Kids Program.

        Participating Owners coordinate the Co-op Kids Program.

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 with any questions!



Tuesday Night Music Sound Facilitator

We are seeking a sound facilitator for our Tuesday Night Music program. This is a weekly role that includes setting up/running/breaking down sound equipment on Tuesday evenings from approximately 4:15 - 7:00 (music runs 5-6:30 and musicians arrive for sound check at 4:30). The position requires familiarity with running a sound board, amps, and other equipment. We have the sound equipment here, the volunteer would just need to know how to set it up, use it, and put it away. Four (4) 18% discount vouchers will be awarded each week for your time.

Co-op Kids Facilitator Substitute
We are looking for someone to help the Co-op Kids coordinator facilitate planned activities on Tuesday mornings when the regular Co-op Kids assistant is not available to attend. The Co-op Kids substitute would be expected to arrive at the Co-op around 8:30 a.m. to help with setup and to stay and help clean up after the program concludes at 10 a.m. Generally, this role will involve helping young kids with craft activities as well as talking with them about different topics, such as how seeds work. Two 18% discount vouchers will be awarded for each subbed shift.

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. An ideal start for this program would be August 2016, but Participating Owner involvement in developing the system will take place in July. 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"!