Volunteer Program

Why does Good Grocer have a volunteer program?

Since volunteers run the store, employment costs are reduced by 75%. The savings is then passed on to all shoppers by way of lower prices. It also empowers everyone to contribute to our community, placing value on the gifts and talents of all people regardless of socio-economic class.

What is the benefit of volunteering?

Volunteers are eligible for a 25% discount off of everything in the store. Volunteers can choose to donate the discount and shop at walk-in prices in order to increase the store’s profit. Since Good Grocer is a nonprofit, all profits are used to fight hunger.

How often does a volunteer have to work?

Volunteers sign up for a 2.5-hour shift once every four weeks. The schedule is set by one of our volunteer coordinators, and volunteers can choose a day and shift that works for them.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome everyone to volunteer. We believe everyone has a gift to contribute: every race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, immigration status, physical ability, educational background, socioeconomic class, or age. EVERYONE.

What do volunteers contribute?

Volunteers run virtually every aspect of the store, from the cash registers to administrative tasks to stocking. If you have a certain area of expertise, let our volunteer coordinators know. Not sure you have something to offer? Talk to us. We believe you do.

How can I sign up to volunteer?

Good Grocer is moving, so we aren’t currently accepting new volunteers. Our new home is 2644 Nicollet Ave, just four blocks away from our current location and right on a bus line! (Learn more here). The Nicollet Ave store will open in late 2018. To be notified when volunteer applications are accepted and to stay up-to-date on other news and announcements, sign up for our newsletter!

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