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

Riverdance Soaps Touchdown Beer

It’s called Touchdown Beer! We just love the colors and think you will too! It smells divine and would make a great gift for any sports fan.

Earthley Wellness Natural Balance

Earthley Wellness Natural Balance; When women experience stress, it often leads to weight gain, acne, insomnia, and overtired adrenals. No one wants to experience these things on top of stress, so we created a tincture to help your body find balance and handle stress...

Candida Cleanse

Earthley Wellness Candida Cleanse; Candida and yeast overgrowth impact 1 in 3 Americans and can harm the gut flora. If you’re struggling with fatigue, digestive problems, oral thrush, UTIs, or yeast infections, you may have candida overgrowth. Unresolved gut flora...

SunButter Sunflower Seed Butters

For those who have nut allergies, these SunButters are just the job. Organic Original and Chocolate.

Hot Dogs and Franks

Our hot dogs and franks are in the freezer next to the meat freezer as we ran out of room! Regenerative Agriculture Thousand Hills Lifetime Grazed 100% Grass Fed Beef Uncured Hickory Smoked Beef Franks join our Applegate Organic Beef and Natural Beef and Turkey Hot...

Chicken Noodle Soups

Customer request; Did you know we haven’t had any Chicken Noodle Soup in for ages, and now we have two for you. Rao’s in a glass jar and Organic Health Valley.

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayonnaise

Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Real Mayonnaise with Avocado Oil

Mango Chili Bites

How’s this for something different. They come in bulk so we bag them for you. Azure Mango Chili Bites. These would be fun to sample next Wednesday!

Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt

Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Fine Ground/Sel Fin.

Good Karma Flax Milk

This Good Karma Flax Milk arrived by mistake and it looked pretty clean and interesting to us so we put it in the plant based cheese chiller. Zero sugar. Lots of Omega 3’s.  Give it a try.