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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 committment 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 memberservices@honestweight.coop 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 memberservices@honestweight.coop to inquire about details. 

The Holiday 10 in 10 is back! Click here to see details and join the fun!

ONGOING NEEDS

Click the department below to see available opportunities.

 

Bulk

  • 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 justinhardecker@honestweight.coop or call 518.482.2667 x 259 

 

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 Justin at JustinHardecker@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 256 and x 115


Coop Scoop

  • 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 coopscoop@honestweight.coop.

 

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 AnastasiaRodgers@honestweight.coop 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 AshleyP@honestweight.coop 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

  • 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
  • Contact Katie at katie@honestweight.coop or Morgaen at morgaenhansen@honestweight.coop 

 

Grocery

  • 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 georgia.sullivan@honestweight.coop with the specific task of interest

 

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 mo.durr@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 257

 

Produce

  • 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 brendan.kelly@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 253

 

Operations

  • 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 stephenq@honestweight.coop 

 

Outreach

  • 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 amy@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 128 to be added to the Outreach Contact list for when programming picks up 

 

Education

  • Special Events help on an as-needed basis
  • Contact Deanna at deannab@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 219 if you have special interests, skills or knowledge that you would like to share with our community 

 

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 in the evenings, starting at 10pm.
  • Contact John at john.daubney@honestweight.coop 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 brian@honestweight.coop 
  • Monthly and weekly help gardening (planting and weeding), April to October. Contact Yevette at memberservices@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • Special gardening projects-- like preparing new garden beds or community clean-up events available.  Contact Yevette at memberservices@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104 for more info.
  • Education and Outreach are planning our first 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 deannab@honestweight.coop 

 

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  

 

Member Services

  • 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 memberservices@honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104

 

Wellness

  • 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 joannlong@honestweight.coop 

 

Special Projects

  • HR is looking for member-owners who can be in-person tech support for staff who are doing online trainings during the month of December. 
    • Member-Owners for this task will remain present in the conference room with multiple staff doing the trainings on laptops. MOs won't have a training role and will help staff who need help with logging in and getting the trainings started, or if the staff need other computer assistance.  
    • MembeOwners may read more and sign up online here: SignUpGenius 
    • Contact AlexisD@honestweight.coop or MemberServices@honestweight.coop 
  • 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 HonestSlate@HonestWeight.coop

 

Housewares

  • Our busiest seasons are coming right up! Housewares is seeking Weekly and Monthly member-owners to help with getting our coolest merchandise out onto the floor for sale. Price tagging, sorting and organizing the products so they can be sold.
  • Weekly and monthy member owners sought to help dust and clean around the merchandise that is being sold.
  • Email Emily at Housewares@honestweight.coop to sign up

 

Plants Department's Seasonal Member Owners

  • Weekly and Monthly time investment opportunities in Plants will start again in Spring 2022
  • 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!
  • If you love plants and people, a seasonal assignment in the Plants Department may be just the place for you!  Please email CarolSurash@honestweight.coop for more information.

 

Our Holiday Season 10 in 10 is back! 

10-in-10 2021

November 15 through November 24

With the Co-op’s busy season upon us again and the high volume of sales we aim do over the November and December months, we’re offering our incentive for Member-Owners that will help fill the needs of the store, promote a fun atmosphere in the departments, and help Member-Owners meet their time commitments.

 

It’s our annual “10 in 10” incentive and here’s how it works: Any Member-Owners who invest 10 hours in the 10 days leading up to Thanksgiving will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Co-op gift card. There will be three winners—that’s three chances to win a $50 gift card to the Co-op! The days covered in this incentive are November 15 through November 24. We’ll run the report, tally the hours, and draw the winners by the first week of December.

 

Who is eligible? Anyone who does Member-Owner hours. Let’s get the most help into the departments during our busiest times of the year while keeping safety in mind. Keep your safe distance, wear your mask correctly, and come help keep the store stocked and vibrant.

 

Where can a Member-Owner do their shifts? Since this is an incentive for helping the Co-op to run smoothly during the holiday rush, we are asking that Member-Owners pick up shifts in departments they are familiar with. With that said, there are some tasks that are quick to pick up and can fill in time while being super helpful. Contact Yevette at memberservices@honestweight.coop with questions. 

 

How can I sign up for a shift in the store during this time? Reach out to the manager of the department you usually do hours in and set up your schedule. Don’t wait! If you need help reaching out to a department, please contact Yevette. Contact info for departments can be found on our website or you can stop by the department.

 

What if my chosen department does not have shifts at the times when I can come in? There are many shifts available in many departments and we are hoping to get as much coverage as possible, but if you need to seek hours outside of your department or if you don’t have a “home department” please contact Yevette in Member Services and we’ll look for a place that you can contribute and be of value while having fun. Some quick ideas are Courtesy Clerk (Front End), Fronting (Grocery), Parking Lot Attendant (Member Services), Turkey Orders and truck unloading (fast-paced tech skills and heavy lifting required for Meat). We are also in need of help at the HWFC Maria College Café many mornings and afternoons, advance sign-up is required for the HWFC Maria College cafe.