Volunteering two hours of your time earns members a 20% discount off the marked price of all goods (to be used in a single shop). If you are a permanent volunteer contributing eight hours or more per month, you will receive a 20% discount every time you shop with us.
Before being able to volunteer, you must attend a 1 – 1.5 hour induction at Alfalfa House. The induction includes a guided tour of the shop and introduction to Alfalfa House policies & the volunteer code of conduct. Inductions are usually scheduled for the 2nd and last Saturday of each month.
Inductions for 2019 are as follows:
Saturday November 30th – 10:30am
Saturday December 14th – 10:30am
Saturday December 28th – 10:30am
Please email [email protected] to express your interest in attending an induction. On the day, ensure you are wearing closed in shoes.
We encourage all our volunteers to commit to a regular 2 hour per a week time slot if possible. Consistency is important as we rely on our volunteers for the daily running of the co-op. We do understand that this may not be possible for everyone – if this is the case for you, we also have adhoc shifts that do become available which you can apply for via our rostering system as they come up.
Regular Volunteer Shifts
Shifts in the shop are generally divided up into the following categories:
Produce shift – 8:30am – 10:30am (Mon/Weds/Fri)
Opening shift – 10am – 12pm (weekdays) and 9:15am – 11:15am (weekends)
Groceries shift – 9:30 – 11:30 (Thursdays)
Shop shift – 11am – 1pm and 3pm – 5pm (weekdays) 12pm – 2pm and 2pm – 4pm (weekends)
Closing shift – 6pm – 7:15pm (weekdays) 5pm – 6:15pm (weekends)
Other Volunteer Shifts
Volunteer & new member admin
General admin & invoicing
Composting & worm farming
Recycling & soft plastics collection & drop off
Pick up of goods from markets
Social media & marketing