Volunteering

Our committed volunteers are the backbone of West Michigan Co-op. The organization is primarily volunteer run. As such, we ask all of our members to volunteer each year. Without our volunteers, we could not ensure the continued success of the Co-op.

Volunteer opportunities

Pick-up night volunteers: These volunteers are crucial to ensuring that our pick-up nights run smoothly for shoppers and producers alike. At each pick-up night, volunteers are needed to help with set-up, greet members and distribute invoices, assist new members and help direct shoppers, and work as cashiers.

Committees: West Michigan Co-op maintains four ongoing committees to manage various areas of the organization. There are committees for producer relations, member relations, community relations, and the website. These committees are comprised solely of volunteers. For more about these committees, click here.

Special events: Throughout the year, the Co-op routinely participates in community events and festivals such as the Local First Street Fair, Grand Rapids Public Library Farmers and Artisan Market, and the Grand River Water Festival. Volunteers are typically needed at these events to staff the Co-op table and distribute literature about the organization.

Board of Directors: The Board of Directors manages the operations, finances, policies, and direction of the Co-op. The Board meets monthly. .

For more information about volunteering, or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Rori Weston, Volunteer Coordinator by email (volunteerwmcoop@gmail.com) or by phone at (616) 951-3287.
 
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