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 and 1 Thursday evening throughout the month.
Express your interest in attending an induction by completing the form below. 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 – mornings before we open, helping with produce deliveries (Mon/Weds/Fri)
Opening shift – starting just before we open the store to help shop staff get the store ready for doors open
Groceries shift – helping to unpack and put away deliveries received
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
Interested in attending an induction?
Express your interest in attending one of our upcoming inductions by filling out the details below.