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Member-Owner Opportunities

Attention Member-Owners- We Need Your Help!

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.

Times are evolving rapidly as we work to meet safety expectations and keep up with the needs of the community we serve. 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 Member-Owner Coordinator, Yevette, at or 518-482-2667 ext 104.

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. 


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. 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 Justin at or, 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 Justin at or Shelby at or 518.482.2667 x 256 and x 115
  • Special Events help on an as-needed basis
  • Contact Deanna at or 518.482.2667 x 219 if you have special interests, skills or knowledge that you would like to share with our community
Food Service Immediate needs in Food Service
  • Weekly member-owners for front of house to package salads and prepared foods
  • Bakery Opportunities abound!
    • Bakery Case help early mornings: Weekly Member-Owners on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 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.
    • Contact Anastasia at for Bakery opportunities
  • Prep Kitchen opportunities too!
    • Weekly Member-Owners sought for kitchen help. Some evenings and some afternoons, shift options are flexible as long as you come at the same day and time each week. 
      • Duties include prepping vegetables, making salads/dips/sauces, and prepping foods from recipes. Some cooking knowledge and knife skills are prefered, but experience is not necessary. Flexible times available to choose from
    • Contact Ashley at for Kitchen opportunities
  • Cashiers for our new Maria College Cafe and for the Empire State Plaza location
    • Weekly Member-Owners to cashier at the Maria College HWFC cafe on New Scotland Ave. Shifts are 8-11 am Monday through Friday and 3-6 pm some weekdays. All items are scannable-- no PLUs to enter or weigh.
    • 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 startng in December. Pick your weekly day and make it a great habit!
Front End Immediate needs in 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 especially need courtesy clerks for weekend shifts, this is a great way to get to know the Co-op and coomunity through great customer service adn interaction
  • Weekly Cashiers needed on all days, various times, especially weekend shifts
  • Current or Past Cashiers to be on-call for the substitute list for cancellations
  • Morgaen at
  • Monthly and Weekly slots available for stocking, conditioning, organizing, auditing, cleaning, and clerical help. All time slots are available. Some specifics are:
    • “Grab-and-Go” beverage section, early morning and late evening shifts needed
    • Dairy stocker every day of the week, mornings preferred, but late evenings also a possibility. If you want to be a night owl, bring a jacket—we need the walk-in stocked!
    • Cleaners and fixers: Are you a handy human? Do you like to fix stuff or make it sparkle? Routine maintenance in the grocery department offers you a chance to shine! Dairy shelves, freezer shelves, pricing guns all offer opportunities for making our world a better place!
    • 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
  • 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 in the evenings, starting at 10pm.
  • Contact John 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 at 
  • Monthly and weekly help gardening (planting and weeding), April to October. Contact Yevette at or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • Special gardening projects-- like preparing new garden beds or community clean-up events available.  Contact Yevette at or 518.482.2667 x 104 for more info.
  • Education and Outreach are planning the 2022 Edible Garden! We seek an enthusiastic Edible-Garden Coordinator to schedule/train gardeners for daily shifts, organize planting and clean-up days, communicate regularly with Edible Garden Group, Education, & Outreach, invest M-O time on-site and from home, perform limited additional tasks. Contact Deanna at
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 from 3:30 - 6:30 pm to help with counter, customer service, and cleaning tasks
  • Monthly member-owners to clean
  • Contact Mo at or 518.482.2667 x 257
Member Services and Special Events
  • Gardening!! Summer is here and were planting, weeding and watering. Want to be part of one of our fun gardening groups this spring and summer? Email Yevette at to be included in our announcements about gardening parties and cleanup dates for the native garden beds. 
  • Occasional help for Special Events-- 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!
  • Contact Yevette at or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, prep, and cleaning
  • 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. 
  • Shifts are available throughout the week at varied times, especially Tuesday; call or email for an updated listing and/or to schedule
  • Contact Brendan at or 518.482.2667 x 253
  • Weekly or monthly member-owners to be Meat Department support. Remember the old "Meat Monitor" at the Central Ave store? We're bringing the concept back. Sign up to help from 6-9 pm with customer service and creating an extra presense 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 Stephen at
  • Future 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
  • 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 JoAnn at
Special Projects
  • Committees need help too! 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 do not receive hours for visiting committees or Board meetings, but we DO receive hours when we join the committees or Board and help carry the load
  • The Communications Committee is seeking reporters, writers, photographers, and illustrators for our monthly membership publication, the Honest Slate. Contact
Plants Department's Seasonal Member Owners
  • Weekly and Monthly time investment opportunities in Plants 
  • During Spring and Summer months: Investing time in the Plants Department is a wonderful seasonal place for Member-Owners to get involved! Spend your time outside in the fresh air, help our Owners and other customers to get their gardens growing with locally grown plants (organic or conventional) and locally produced organic soils. Along with locally grown straw (organic or conventional), locally supplied seed companies, locally grown flowers for almost all of our bouquets, and locally grown succulent collections, our offerings are all about supporting our community of growers and providing excellent selections for eco-conscious shoppers to choose from!
    • This is a fast-paced customer service oriented way to invest time that involves lifting and being on your feet in the outside air during all kinds of weather.
  • If you love plants and people, a seasonal assignment in the Plants Department may be just the place for you!  Please email for more information

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!