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Member-Owner Opportunities

Attention Member-Owners- Come on in and help out!

Check below to see which department you can help out in, and check our Incentives for member-owners page to get the most out of your time invested at HWFC. 

Honest Weight relies on Member-Owners to help run our store in a variety of ways, and only people who have purchased an ownership at HWFC are eligible to invest time as Owners and become Member-Owners. Here is a list of current needs, sorted by department. Please keep in mind your discount commitment needs when inquiring about assignments. 

Member-Owner Testimonials-  From a Bulk department member-owner: "I enjoy learning new things about the products we carry. And investing time along side a great group of people." 

Do you love where you invest time? Leave a few words here to let us know!

Are you an Eco-Commuter? Member-Owners who travel to their time-investment shifts using a method of travel other than a personal vehicle are eligible to receive M-O time under our Eco-Commuter program. Contact Yevette at to inquire about details. 

Governance incentive- Get into HWFC civic engagement by attending Board meetings and Committee meetings. Find Zoom links to all committee meetings on our Zoom Links page. For 2024, all HWFC owners and member-owners who attend committee meetings or Board meetings will receive time investment hours for attendance. Visiting MOs may click here to submit their time invested in the Board or committe meeting. You own the Co-op, come see how it runs!
Board Information page
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Click the department below to see available opportunities. The arrow will open up the drop down info with specific needs and contact details for each department. For direct and up-to-the-minute member-owner time investment inquiries, reach out to the department that you are interested in helping or contact the Interim Membership Manager, Sharon, at or 518-482-2667 ext 104.We can't wait to see you!

  • The Bulk Department is looking for more member-owners!  
  • Weekly stockers who can do heavy lifting, including regularly lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Weekly herb stockers, day-time Saturdays and Sunday evenings
  • 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 self-directed members would be a good fit for this task
  • Contact Phil at, or call 518.482.2667 x 259 
Cheese & Specialty Foods
  • Weekly, Bi-weekly, or Monthly member-owners with knowledge of department’s products and a passion for fine foods. Self-starters who are strong as indepedents on a team are great!
  • Tasks include maintaining the olive bar, packing out product for the shelves, washing dishes, cutting and wrapping cheese, coding the case, stocking eggs, stocking, dusting, and maintaining the Specialty shelves
  • Openings: Various days and times throughout the week, with weekends most needed; call or email to schedule
  • Contact Shelby at or 518.482.2667 x 256 and x 115
  • Special Events help on an as-needed basis
  • Contact Stasia at or 518.482.2667 x 219 if you have special interests, skills or knowledge that you would like to share with the HWFC community
Food Service Immediate needs in Food Service
  • Weekly member-owners for front of house to package salads and prepared foods-- immediate need for someone with experience with a slicer for slicing, portioning, and packaging deli meats and cheeses.
  • Weekly Bakery Case help early mornings: 6 -9 am
    • Responsibilities are cleaning the bakery case, helping tray baked items for sale, cutting bars and assisting the morning baker in whatever they need.  No bakery experience necessary but good qualities are strong multitasking skills and an ability to move around for 3 hours consistently. 
  • Cashiers for our Empire State Plaza location
    • Weekly Member-Owners for cafe help with cashiering and customer service at our ESP (Empire State Plaza) cafe. MO help is needed from 11 am - 2 pm Monday through Friday starting in December. Pick your weekly day and make it a great habit!
  • Contact for all Food Service related MO sign ups
Front End 
  • Monthly or weekly  Courtesy Clerks to bag customer groceries, straighten baskets and boxes at the front end and assist customers at the register
    • We need courtesy clerks for weekend shifts, especially afternoons & evenings. This is a great way to get to know the Co-op and community through great customer service and interaction
  • Cashiers Needed for following shifts: Sunday all day; Monday morning & 5pm to close; Wednesday & Thursday all day;Friday evenings and Thursday mornings and early afternoon.
  • Monthly or Weekly Tare Technicians to assist at the Service Desk by greeting customers, weighing and taring clean, empty jars, receiving bottles for deposit, and answering general inquiries
  • Morgaen at
  • Monthly and Weekly slots available for stocking, conditioning, organizing, auditing, cleaning, and clerical help. All time slots are available. Some specifics are:
    • Refrigerated stockers needed!  Morning hours are best, 8 am - 12 pm weekly would make you a grocery superstar. Each week you could be the MO who makes sure shoppers get the full array of yogurts and milks that we offer. We provides gloves.
    • “Grab-and-Go” beverage section, flexible shifts Tuesday-Sunday
    • Tea stockers, Tuesday-Sunday
    • Sale sign and sign audit helpers. These people come in before the sale to organize the signs.  Once the signs are available to us, this is flexible for day(s) and time(s).  We also need help Tuesday mornings of sale change days to put the signs up.  Once signs are up we need someone Tuesday afternoon/evening and/or Wednesday early morning to do the sign audit - use the sheets printed to verify signs are up and have correct prices. 
  • Contact Georgia at with the specific task of interest
Housekeeping Immediate Needs in Housekeeping
  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to help with general housekeeping tasks include sanitizing, cleaning bathrooms, dust-mopping floors, and taking garbage to the dumpsters; or help with floor care.
  • Contact Karl at 
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 Karl at  
  • Monthly and weekly help gardening (planting and weeding), April to October. Contact Yevette at or 518.482.2667 x 104
Marketing Department and the Coop Scoop Magazine
  • Member-owners to help with ongoing shelf maintenance (things like cutting and laminating signs, updating local signs, sale signs, co-op basics, shelf tag holders, etc…)
  • Member-owners to help get the word out about Double Up Food Bucks (SNAP incentive) program:
    • Those who are multilingual (especially Spanish-speaking) or are highly desired
    • Those who have experience with SNAP/EBT programs are highly desired
    • Potential tasks include:
      • Making phone calls to new program enrollees to welcome them to the co-op community, offer a store tour, answer questions, introduce membership and other ways to save at Honest Weight
      • Going out into the community to talk about Double Up Food Bucks and promote HWFC in general
  • Member-owners interested in walking the neighborhood, talking to people about HWFC and passing out informational flyers about HWFC
  • Artists interested in chalkboard signs
  • Designers or photographers interested in helping with the Coop Scoop magazine
    • Quarterly with Monthly tasks The Coop Scoop is a print and digital lifestyle and wellness publication created by Honest Weight on a quartely basis. We are always seeking writers for submissions on a quartely basis. Writers can choose from several suggested topics or suggest their own around an issue theme that must be approved by a team of editors.
    • To learn more about getting involved as a writer, photographer, illustrator, or editor, see the submission form for our next issue or contact
  • For investing time with the Marketing Department, contact
Meat & Seafood
  • Weekly member-owners to help in the cold room which requires wearing a hat/hair covering; bagging, cleaning and providing customer service
  • Weekly member-owners on Monday, & Saturday to help with counter, customer service, and cleaning tasks.
  • Monthly member-owners to clean
  • Contact or 518.482.2667 x 257
Member Services and Special Events
  • Occasional help for Special Events-- We are seeking a few Member Owners who would like to sample food and wellness products in store. Email Member Services to join our Demo Team List. We're always looking for motivated and friendly people who we can contact for help setting up and maintaining events at the Co-op.  There is no set schedule for this position, these people would be available for a variety of community events.  Join the list of people we reach out to and come join in when you can!
  • Zoom Helpers for Quarterly Membership Meetings- Come be part of the MO team that provides the behind-the-scenes support for the check-in process and tech help during our Zoom membership meetings. 
  • Contact Sharon at or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, prep, and cleaning. Many days and times available.
  • Weekly or monthly member-owners for help with shelf tags and signs. A good fit is a self-directed and computer savvy Member-Owner who can do their shift on their feet in the aisles doing price checking. 
  • Weekly or bi-weekly member-owners who can come in and clean the produce cases. This spot has been filled by MOs historically and is a great way to help and get the hours during less busy shopping times. 5-8 am: early morning stockers and receivers are here at that time of morning but no shoppers to navigate around. 
  • Contact Nick at or 518.482.2667 x 253
  • Weekly or monthly member-owners to be Meat Department support. Sign up to help with customer service and creating an extra presence in the meat department. No handling of unpackaged meat or fish products is required, be prepared to do light straightening of the department and to be on your feet for your shift.
  • Contact Shawn at
  •  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
  • As a member-owner you’ll represent Honest Weight by sampling food items from our bulk department, talking up the Co-op, membership, and free classes in our teaching kitchen and all the wonderful things you love about Honest Weight.
  • Contact Amy at or 518.482.2667 x 128 to be added to the Outreach Contact list for when programming picks up
Parking Lot Attendants and Greeters
  • Monthly and weekly Parking Lot Attendants to help shoppers navigate the parking lot, unload groceries, and return their shopping carts, especially on the weekends. Picking up trash is another important aspect of this position.
  • Greeters for the main store entrance area. This is interactive and will sometimes hand out coupons or help the customer service desk with weighing jars  
  • Weekly M-Os for shelf stocking, light cleaning/dusting. 3 or 4 hour shifts available
    • Saturdays 9 am - 12 / 1 pm
    • Saturdays and Sundays 5 / 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Contact Josh at 
Special Projects
  • Committees need help! Pitch in on a committee to help run the store your own, visit a committee to decide whether they are right for you. More info on our committee webpage.
    • Member-owners receive hours for visiting committees in 2023, come see what we're up to!
  • The Communications Committee welcomes writers for our monthly membership publication, Honest Slate.  Contact
Plants Department's Seasonal Member Owners
  • Weekly and Monthly time investment opportunities in Plants 
  • The 2024 outdoor growing season will start in Spring and the Plants Department is a great seasonal place for member-owners to invest time! Our offerings are all about supporting our community of growers and providing excellent selections for eco-conscious shoppers to choose from.

    Those investing time in the Plants Department need to be able to lift heavy objects and stand for their full shift, no matter the weather. This is a fast-paced, labor-intensive, on-your-feet position.  We ask that you seriously consider if this is the best time investment environment for you.

    Tasks may include: lifting and loading straw into vehicles, lifting and carrying 40 lb bags of soil, unloading the truck on market days, marking pots for sale, counting and writing plant slips, attending to plant needs and providing excellent customer service.

    The ideal member-owner would be detail-oriented, great at following directions and have an interest in plants. Please keep in mind that there is no actual gardening done by the Plants Department; we stock the plants, soils, etc. for our customers’ gardens!

    Please email Carol, the Plants Department Manager, for more information:

    Thanks in advance for stepping up to help the Co-op as we help our many gardeners!

A successful Co-op depends on the active support and participation of the membership.
Member-Owner participation is vital to the operation of the Co-op and the most significant part of our ability to successfully govern the Co-op. Invest time, come to membership meetings, and vote!