Member-Owner Opportunities

Honest Weight relies on Member-Owners to help run our store in a variety of ways. Here is a list of current needs, sorted by department. Please keep in mind your discount status when inquiring about assignments.


These are one-time, task-specific projects. Currently, we have no projects requiring assistance.


These are ongoing needs, listed by department.


  • Weekly stockers who can do heavy lifting
  • Weekly herb stockers, most evenings; some related clerical duties
  • Monthly member-owners for deep cleaning of Bulk, early morning or late evening hours, any day of the week. This will require some heavy lifting, and a self-directed member would be a good fit for this task
  • Please contact Tom G. at, or 518.482.2667 x 130 to sign up


  • Weekly member-owners with knowledge of department’s products and a passion for fine foods
  • Tasks include cleaning, cutting and wrapping, shelf maintenance, off-site event support, etc
  • Openings: Various days and times throughout the week; call or email to schedule
  • Contact Linda D. at or 518.482.2667 x 254

Food Service

  • Weekly member-owners with food experience, Sundays, 8:30 to 11:30am, in bakery Friday, Saturday and Tuesdays, 6 – 9am
  • Weekly member-owners for front of house to package salads and food, all times open
  • Monthly member-owners for cleaning and organizing
  • Contact Dan H. at

Front End

  • Monthly or weekly  Courtesy Clerks to bag customer groceries and assist customers at the register; sign up for a time slot at the Service Desk, especially need coverage on weekends from noon to 7pm
  • Weekly Cashiers needed on all days, especially Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and Sunday evenings
  • Current or Past Cashiers to be on substitute list for cancellations
  • For more information, contact Katie at


  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, conditioning, auditing and cleaning, clerical
  • Stocker on Thursday and Saturday mornings, as early as 6am, conditioners Wednesday through Saturday in the afternoon, closers on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, and sign auditors on a flexible basis
  • Ask the Service Desk to page Grocery to speak with them
  • For clerical, contact Georgia S. at


  • Weekly member-owners to help in the cold room which requires wearing a hat/hair covering; bagging, cleaning and providing customer service, 6  ΜΆΜΆ  9pm, Tuesday - Sunday
  • Monthly member-owners to clean
  • Contact Nick B. at or 518.482.2667 x 257


  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, prep, and cleaning
  • Throughout the week at varied times; call or email for an updated listing and/or to schedule
  • Contact Brendan K. at, or 518.482.2667 x 253


  • Weekly Donations Coordinator, commitment ranges from 3 to 10 hours per week
  • Monthly or weekly member-owners excited about rigorous and rewarding Community Outreach, with open availability (especially weekdays), who are skilled at engaging large groups of children and adults
  • Contact Amy E. at or 518.482.2667 x 128


  • We are currently looking for a Copy Editor for the Coop Scoop. This person should be well versed in the Chicago Manual of Style and in MS Word. You do not need a computer, as you can do this from the HWFC offices. The bulk of time is required two or three weeks every other month. You will collaborate with the Coop Scoop Editor and Assistant Editor to edit articles in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Monthly instructors to teach classes at the Co-op which are related to our mission (such as health and wellness, alternative diets, ecological sustainability, etc.)
  • Bimonthly writing, illustrating, or otherwise contributing to the Coop Scoop
  • Special Events staffing on an as-needed basis
  • Contact Education Coordinator, Georgia J., at or 518.482.2667 x 219 if you have special interests, skills or knowledge that you would like to share with our community


  • Weekly help for Café Maintenance at mealtimes: clear and wipe tables, maintain cutlery and other supplies, spot sweep and wipe floors, bring bus trays to the kitchen
  • Monthly and weekly help Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday days, and any night to close the store; tasks include cleaning bathrooms, dust-mopping floors, and taking garbage to the dumpsters; or help with floor care in the evenings, starting at 10pm.
  • Contact John D. at or 518.482.2667 x 103

Maintenance and Grounds Support

  • Monthly and weekly member-owners in early morning and late evening for numerous tasks. Proficiency with tools, ladders, paint, etc. Computer and mechanical literacy desired. Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Contact Brian P. at
  • Monthly and weekly help gardening (planting and weeding), April to October. Contact Janet S. at or 518.482.2667 x 104

Co-op Voice Newsletter

  • Monthly or weekly  Advertising coordination and billing, receiving and tracking payments for the new online member newsletter.
  • Contact Janet S. at or 518.482.2667 x 104

Shoppers’ Helpers/Parking Attendants

  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to assist customers, back-up Courtesy Clerks, and help wherever needed as Shoppers Helpers, throughout the week at various times. Must be out-going!
  • Monthly and weekly Parking Lot Attendants to help shoppers navigate the parking lot, unload groceries, and return their shopping carts, especially on the weekends and during our busy holiday season.
  • Please contact Janet S. at or 518.482.2667 x 104

Member Services

  • Monthly member-owners for tabling. Must be friendly and outgoing. Current project: encouraging member-owners to sign consent to change all communication to email
  • Monthly and/or weekly member-owners for occasional data entry.
  • Contact Janet S. at or 518.482.2667 x 104




If you have questions about any of the information on this page, please contact Janet Sorell at