Get Involved

Do you like what we are doing, and want to get involved? There are plenty of different ways to contribute and benefit from our community:

Shopping
Everyone can come in to shop at our store. Come in to explore the variety of over 300 products on our shelves. We encourage everyone to bring their own containers to fill them from our selection of bulk foods (and non-foods). Read more about how to shop at Thoughtful Foods here.

Becoming a member
Are you shopping regularly at the coop? Are you interested in ordering bread and veggie boxes? Become a member to get a 10% discount on our retail prices and get access to bread and veggie boxes. Find out more about membership here.

Volunteering
We always need active members (or fans who are willing to become active members!) with the passion and time available to commit to various Coordinator and Regular Volunteering roles. Get more involved, earn extra discounts (up to 40%), and add value to your membership by becoming a volunteer. Help us out at events, take on a shop shift, do some transport missions, or take any other background role. There is an option for any personality, skill set, interest, and timeframe. Find out more about volunteering here, join our Volunteers@ThoughtfulFoods Facebook group, and check out the current vacancies in this open document here.

Regular Volunteers work closely with one Coordinator, offering talents & learning new skills to help realise goals

* Are willing and able to commit around 1-2 hours per week

* Take initiative & self-organise as well as liaise with other regular volunteers and relevant Coordinator

Read more about Regular Volunteering roles here.

Coordinating
Do you enjoy the volunteering? Are you organised, reliable, and ready to commit to 8-10 hours of weekly co-op work/fun and more responsibilities? Take on a coordinator role for a semester, learn the background of how the co-op is run, and improve your leadership skills. Coordinators work closely together to form the core operations team

* Attend weekly 1 hour meetings (open for all members to attend) and participate in a rotating roster of meeting roles (some roles require extra time before or after the meeting, such as cooking and washing up)

* Are willing and able to commit between 5 - 10 hours per week, with most roles including a weekly shop shift of up to 4 hours

Read more about coordinator roles in general here. Talk to a coordinator in the shop or email info@thoughtfulfoods.org.au, join our Volunteers@ThoughtfulFoods Facebook group, and check out the current vacancies in this open Google document here if you’re interested.

Directing
Do you want to take on more responsibility, but can’t afford the time commitment for a coordinator role? Are you interested in what happens behind the scenes and in helping direct the future of the co-op? Inquire about the directors’ roles and responsibilities by emailing Chair@thoughtfulfoods.org.au.