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

Local Cat & Fiddle Hand Pies, Bialys and Cakes

Local Cat & Fiddle Hand Pies, Bialys and cakes

Protein

Quercetin with Vitamin C

Quercetin with Vitamin C Extra Strength features even more immune-supporting quercetin compared to our original formula.* Extra Strong Dual-Action Immune Support* Quercetin and vitamin C are two of the most important immune-supporting nutrients in the world. With this...

Nuts for Cheese Organic Cream Cheese Style Spread.

Nuts for Cheese Original Organic & Dairy Free Fermented Cashew Cream Cheese Style Spread

Cadia Organic Tomato Ketchup

Cadia Organic Tomato Ketchup. As usual Cadia prices are the very best.

Barnacle Kelp Chili Crisp.

Barnacle Kelp Chili Crisp. A jar of Barnacle Foods' Kelp Chili Crisp is delicious. Put chili oil in soups and over egg-y breakfast sandwiches, etc., and the flavor dances on the tastebuds. Totally recommend, if you like a delicious kick of spicy flavor! Plus, kelp is...

Terry Naturally Omega Skin Care for Dogs

Terry Naturally Omega Skincare for dogs. Omega 3, 6, 9 for sensitive skins. When you’re a pet parent, you need sound support for your dog’s sensitive skin. Specifically formulated for dogs, Omega Skincare supports canine skin health with essential fatty acids from...

Renew Juice Company Purely Organic Prune Juice

Renew Juice Company Purely Organic Prune Juice

Trumpet Royale Mushrooms

New: Trumpet Royale Mushrooms We have a new Mushroom in our produce chiller: the Trumpet Royale, which is related to the Oyster mushrooms. They have a wonderful savory flavor anda firm, meaty texture. Chefs in some of the country's finest restaurants have remarked on...