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.


Help rotas, 2h every 5 weeks : shop/core area : contact helprota@dublinfood.coop ; Welcome Desk (Saturday) or Memberships Office (Thursday-Friday) : contact admin@dublinfood.coop

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:

Do you have Communications and PR experience? If so, we need your help. The Communications Group is currently developing a communications strategy for the Coop and we could use someone with industry experience to lead us through the process. If you have the following skills and experience and would like to help us on this project, please contact us.
- A degree in communications, PR, Marketing, or Journalism
- Experience in the communications field (preferably non-profit)
- Experience developing communication/PR strategies and marketing plans
- Knowledge and experience with all communication channels (print, radio, social media, etc.)
- Media contacts



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.

Working group contacts:
Communications & IT
Ethics & Governance

Products Group

Joining the Help Rota

Dublin Food Co-op volunteersThe 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 info@dublinfood.coop 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!