Participating Owner 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 Willow Venzke at email@example.com with any questions!
Dime in Time Committee Member
We are seeking a Participating Owner to join our Dime in Time Committee. Through the Dime in Time program, customers can donate to the grant fund the 10-cent refund they receive each time they use a reusable tote bag or drink cup. The Dime in Time Committee considers all Dime in Time grant applications and awards recipients on a quarterly basis. Committee members make decisions based on the need of the organizations applying as well as their connection with the Co-op's mission and strategic priorities. The committee meets once each quarter to determine the recipients for the following three months. Meetings range in time from 30 minutes to an hour. Meetings are usually held in the evening at the Co-op and scheduled about a month in advance. Volunteers who serve on this committee will receive (2) 18% discount vouchers for each meeting.
Help us operate sustainably! We are seeking a volunteer to take on the Thursday recycling shift. Our volunteer recyclers visit our store departments and collect recyclables for sorting at the Moscow Recycling Center. It takes about 1 ½ hours to complete a shift. This is a nice roll-up-your-sleeves effort where the volunteer can see the immediate impact of a completed shift and know they are helping with our Co-op’s mission. This is a weekly commitment in which the volunteer comes every Thursday. The shift time is flexible as long as it happens either late afternoon or in the evening. Recyclers receive (3) 18% vouchers for each shift, which leads to 12 or 15 store discount vouchers each month.
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.
To apply, click on the application box below. You also can pick up a hard copy application at our Customer Service Desk. Want to be notified as soon as new opportunities arise? Have suggestions for more tasks Participating Owners can help with? Tell us in your application!