Many ways to get involved
Our owner-members volunteer in every area of Co-op operations - stocktaking, building maintenance, publicity, event organising, shelf-stacking, finance, cleaning, IT, and product research. Whether you can offer the Co-op specialist skills or general help, you'll always be welcomed as a volunteer.
Special office positions: We are currentely loking to fill in two new volunteers positions in communication and office support, with an extra discount; please see here.
COMMUNICATIONS GROUP call for volunteers:
Co-ordinating Body Member (5 positions available) - You can take a leaderful role in our CB by joining us today. The CB plays a critical role in long-term strategic planning and operational oversight. We can add new members anytime during the year, so contact the CB Secretary for more information.
Experienced Bookkeepers and Accountants - The finance working group is looking for members with managerial finance, accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping who can assist us meet our legal and regulatory requirements. Contact CB Treasurer for more information.
Joining Working Groups
Working Groups oversee particular areas of Co-op operations including premises, products, and communications/IT. They provide input to the CB and staff and are led by ordinary members. Working group members who attend the monthly meetings receive the additional 10% volunteer discount. Contact the working groups directly if you wish to volunteer.
Joining the Help Rota
The Co-op gets set up for trading thanks to its help rota volunteers who check in pallets of new deliveries, stack the shelves, tidy up at the end of day, and look after general upkeep. These teams work on a 5 week cycle and each volunteer commits to a regular two hour shift, either on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. On Thursdays and Fridays, the main focus is the afternoons (until around 5pm). Saturday is the busiest day with around 10 members working between morning set-up and evening close down. In addition, two further teams undertake monthly stocktakes and floor mopping.
Help Rota volunteers receive the additional 10% discount.
Joining the Welcome Desk
Patient and positive members are needed to volunteer on the Co-op's Saturday welcome desk. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We are always on the look out for new volunteers, particularly those with specialised skills like sparks, plumbing, painting, web development, legal, and human relations.
For insurance reasons, volunteers must be paid up members.
Once you begin working on the help rota, you get a 15% discount at the Co-op tills each time you shop.
Contact the Help Rota:
helprota [at] dublinfood.coop
Volunteer, make new friends, and get an extra 10% off!