Become a Working Member

I wholeheartedly know that everything that goes on in the co-op is authentic and of pure intent. Everybody gives of their heart and soul, paid and not paid, to help us be a cooperative.

– Volunteer Robyn Hawk

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Volunteer at your Co-Op

Simply put, the Yelm Food Co-operative does not exist without volunteers. We call them ‘working members’ and they contribute time, energy, talent, and expertise across many different areas. Working members qualify for discounts and other benefits, not to mention our annual Working Member Appreciation bash every December. Here are the core areas where you can make a difference:

Stocker / Deliveries

Sorting and stocking products on shelves and in the backroom. Helping with deliveries

Produce

Stocking produce, receiving deliveries and unpacking boxes, quality control, putting away overstock in back refrigerators and backroom, putting out prices

Super Cleaner

Cleaning the store, kitchen and bathroom

Bakery Runs

Picking up pastries and breads from 2 bakeries in Olympia – $25.00 per round trip

Maintenance

Cleaning underneath refrigerators/freezers
Changing water filter
Cleaning air conditioner filter
Cleaning grease trap 
Any other various tasks that may need to be done

Occasional Projects

Taking down sales tags at the end of a month, putting out new sales tags at the beginning of a month; any other various tasks that may need to be done

Supporting Our Local Producers

Somos Mexican Food from Mexico

¡HOLA! We're SOMOS. We make real Mexican food with authentic recipes and ingredients - just like our moms made it. Authentic Mexican Food Made in Mexico and happens to be plant based. We’re a group of three friends who grew up in Mexico eating chilaquiles, cooking...

Jennies & Santa Cruz

Jennies Double Chocolate Coconut Bites, Very Vanilla Bites and Santa Cruz Organic Creamy Light Roasted Peanut Butter.

Tru Earth Eco Laundry Strips, Unscented & Fresh Linen

TRU EARTH: Finally, an eco-friendly laundry detergent, that’s as sensitive on your skin, as it is to the environment in a revolutionary new strip form. Unscented and Fresh Linen. Each laundry strip packs ultra-concentrated, hypoallergenic, eco-friendly cleaning power...

Outstanding, Vista Hermosa & Barnana Chips

Outstanding Cheese Balls Chedda and Garlic Parmesan. Vista Hermosa Spicy Totopos and Barnana Organic Salt & Pepper Plantain Chips

Vive Organic Boosters

Who has time to eat or juice all the superfoods you need? Get all your immune boosting goodness in under five seconds. Forget powders. Fresher, faster and more fun than daily vitamins. WHAT IS PROACTIVE IMMUNITY? It’s a wellness-centered lifestyle. Take small steps...

Forager Kids Cashewmilk Yogurts

We love everything about Forager, so we wanted to bring some in for the children.

Wild Planet Tuna Salads

These Ready to Eat Tuna Salads are 100% pole & line or troll caught methods that only catch smaller migratory tuna lower in mercury. Nets are never used to catch our tuna.

Rustic Bakery

Members like Rustic Bakery Shortbread Cookies so much, we thought we’d complete the range. The Vanilla Shortbreads are new and they are just as good as the Meyer Lemon, Pecan and Chocolate. Don’t forget their Cheese Coins which are slightly spicy cheesy shortbreads.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom Crumble

We didn’t do this new product justice. Florence just tried it and it’s delicious. It goes with pretty much anything. See some ideas below  

Alexandre Family Farms

Alexandre Family Farms: Happy #MooMonday from the farm! We love when a herd is grazing right next to our house like in this photo - it is the perfect opportunity to sit and admire the beauty of their colors and patterns. Our crossbreed herd is a purposeful blend of...

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