Volunteering at Alfalfa House


Volunteer inductions are back after a short break whilst we navigated restrictions due to COVID19. Please read below to find out more and see what's changed.


Alfalfa House has a small number of paid staff and relies considerably on the help of our fantastic volunteer network in order to run smoothly. To volunteer with AH, you must be a member. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with a range of tasks both in and out of the store. If you are looking for a way to connect with community and like minded people, this is a fantastic way to do it.

Volunteer discount

Volunteering two hours of your time earns you 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.

Volunteer inductions

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, an overview of tasks to be completed and Alfalfa House policies.

Express your interest in attending an induction by completing the form below. On the day, ensure you are wearing closed in shoes.

Volunteer positions

We encourage all our volunteers to commit to a regular 2 hour per a week  or fortnight 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, please speak with our volunteer coordinator.

Our volunteers help in many areas including in the shop, with admin, in our small garden, with laundry, recycling, goods pick ups and events.

If you have already been inducted and are looking to commit to a shift, please contact us to talk to our volunteer coordinator about what help is currently needed

Interested in attending an induction?

Express your interest in attending one of our upcoming inductions by filling out the details below. Please note that due to COVID19 restrictions, we will be capping inductions at 5 people per induction. You will receive an email in the days following your registration to let you know if your attendance has been confirmed. If you are no longer able to attend an induction, we ask that you let us know by responding to that email so that we can go to the next person in line.






What areas are you most interested in helping with? Please select all that apply (required)
Shop shiftsAdminGarden areaCarpentry/Handy workElectricalPlumbingCleaningOrganisation & StorageWaste CollectionLaundryMarketing
If interested in shop shifts, which shifts are you available to help with? Please select all that apply
Mon 9:30am - 11:30amMon 12pm - 2pmMon 5pm - 6:15pmTues 9:30am - 11:30amTues 2pm - 4pmTues 5pm - 6:15pmWeds 9:30am - 11:30amWeds 12pm - 2pmWeds 5pm - 6:15pmThurs 9:30am - 11:30amThurs 12pm - 2pmThurs 5pm - 6:15pmFri 9:30am - 11:30amFri 12pm - 2pmFri 5pm - 6:15pmSat 8:30am - 10:30amSat 1pm - 3pmSat 5pm - 6:15pmSun 9:30am - 11:30amSun 1pm - 3pmSun 5pm - 6:15pm