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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.


Click the department below to see available opportunities.



  • The Bulk Department is in high demand! When considering helping in Bulk, Member-Owners may want to consider back-up options as well since the shifts in bulk fill up on a regular basis.  
  • Weekly stockers who can do heavy lifting, including regularly lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Weekly herb stockers, most 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 a self-directed member would be a good fit for this task
  • Please contact Tom G. at, or call 518.482.2667 x 259 to sign up


Cheese & Specialty Foods

  • 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, with weekends most needed; call or email to schedule
  • Contact Linda D. at or 518.482.2667 x 256 and X 115

Coop Scoop

  • Bimonthly The Coop Scoop is a print and digital lifestyle and wellness publication created by Honest Weight on a bimonthly basis. We are always seeking writers, illustrators, and photographers for assignments on a bimonthly 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.
  • Photographers may be asked to visit local businesses, farms, or organizations or accompany writers on interviews or site visits, if possible. These positions take place remotely and require a computer, email abilities, and use of MS Word and/or Google Drive.
  • Contact Georgia at if you're interested in participating!


Food Service

  • Weekly member-owners with food experience: Sundays, 8:30 to 11:30am
  • Weekly member-owners NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: Bakery Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 6 – 9am, but especially Saturday, 6 – 9am to stock the display case, etc
  • Weekly member-owners for front of house to package salads and food, all times open
  • Weekly 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 Friday late afternoon and weekends from noon to 7pm
  • 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
  • For more information, contact Katie at or Kelly at



  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, conditioning, organizing, auditing, cleaning, and clerical
  • All time slots are available.  Times of greatest need are:
    • All early mornings, as early as 6 am especially on weekends
    • Saturday and Sunday all day
    • Evenings every day of the week until 10 pm.
  • Contact Alex at or Georgia S. at


Meat & Seafood

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




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



  • No needs at this time



  • 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 E. at or 518.482.2667 x 128



  • Monthly and Weekly Assistants to help with room set up, clean up, and to help the teachers during class time for the classes at the Co-op which are related to our mission (such as health and wellness, alternative diets, ecological sustainability, etc.) These are often weekend positions.
  • Special Events staffing on an as-needed basis
  • Contact the education coordinator, 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 or if you would like to be an education department assistant.



  • 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
  • During heavy business times help monitor correct use of compost, recycling and trash receptacles in the dining cafe area
  • 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 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.


Greeters/Shoppers’ Helpers/Parking Attendants

  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to greet customers at the front entrance as Greeters.
  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to assist customers, back-up Courtesy Clerks, and help wherever needed as Shopper's Helpers, throughout the week at various times. Must be outgoing and have a great knowledge of the store and products!
  • 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 the Member-Owner Coordinator, Yevette, at or 518.482.2667 x 104


Member Services

  • Occasional help for Special Events-- This group is called our On-Call group. The Member Owner Coordinator is looking for a group of motivated and friendly people who we can contact for help setting up 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 the Member-Owner Coordinator at or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • We are also looking for a couple of weekly or monthly member-owners to work with our Merchandising Department to sample products in the store. The right candidate is engaging, friendly, and has knowledge about health foods and food service.



  • Wellness is at near full capacity for member-owner shifts at this time, but we are always willing to consider weekly or monthly member-owners with particular experience, interest, knowledge and passion for the department’s products to help with receiving orders, stocking shelves, back-stocking, fronting shelves, and customer service
  • Contact Alex M. at


Special Projects

  • None at this time!



  • One Monthly Member-Owner needed: The Housewares Department is in need of a monthly member-owner to assist with department upkeep.
  • The right fit is someone who is detail oriented, efficient, enjoys cleaning, and is physically able to reach and bend to dust and straighten shelves that are both head height and ankle height.
  • Timing is flexible, but we are looking for 1 person who can come 2x per month for around 1.5 hours.
  • If you are interested please e-mail Emily at Housewares - AT -


Plants Department's Seasonal Member Owners

  • Weekly and Monthly time investment opportunities in Plants will begin again in the Spring for experienced gardeners and customer service-minded individuals.
  • Investing time in the Plants Department is a wonderful seasonal place for member owners!  Spend your time outside in the fresh air, help our members and other customers to keep their gardens growing this season 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!
  • Email Carol - AT -