- Location: Acton ACT
- Commitment: Regular - more than 6 months
- Category: Other
minimum of one 3-4 hour shift per fortnight
- Skilled Volunteers
- Work Experience
Type of work
- Food Preparation & Service
- Retail & Sales
10hrs of supervised training offered
Yes, with food and discounts on shopping.
- Heavy Lifting
Some lifting involved for restocking purposes but always someone around to assist.
Coordinators are a central part of the day-to-day running of our Food Cooperative. Think of a coordinator as a general retail shop assistant located within a diverse, community oriented organisation which has strong values and cooperative principles. Our focus is on reducing waste, supporting an environmental and economic alternative, and promoting an alternative shopping experience to supermarkets. We offer training and support, and there are several benefits such as Working Member discounts on all of our products, a free lunch and hot drink with every shift, and many other things we'd love to tell you about!
Before doing your training, we encourage you to come and do some general volunteering in the shop, to get a feel for the place and how everything works. Then you will take part in three coordinator training shifts and once these are complete, your first full shift as a shop-coordinator may be used to qualify you for membership of the Food Co-op. There are many benefits to membership, including a working volunteer discount which applies to any purchases you make in the store.
We hope that all volunteers who go through the shop co-ordinator training will be able to commit to one three hour shift per fortnight for a period of six months (though many people stay for much longer!).