Hello Co-op members and volunteers! Boy do we have a wealth of opportunities for you; from home brew to finding membership discounts, we have a number of ways for you to get involved. Have a look at the list below and let us know if any are of interest or if we can provide you with any more details to pique your interest at [email protected]
Many thanks for your ongoing support of the Co-op; we wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!
Volunteers Needed at the Homebrewing Workshop
We’re looking for a couple of volunteers to help with the upcoming Homebrew Workshop.
Saturday, December 1st
Assist our hosts in the homebrewing workshop and provide information about the co-op to potential members.
We need one volunteer for each of two shifts from 12-2:30 pm and then from 2:30-5 pm.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Looking to get know your Co-op community and South Philly better? Why not jump in and help on some the projects below? If you want to make some new friends, meet future pet sitters, or find that neighbor who will help you fix a broken water heater on a Sunday morning, working with our committees is a great way to build these connections. While experience is great, it's not needed - we love volunteers with enthusiasm and a desire to learn new skills.
Help us find more members
Eager to see us reach our next membership goal and move on to opening the Co-op? Consider joining the Membership Committee. This winter we are focusing on developing materials and events to assist our current members in recruiting their friends and neighbors. If you are Interested in helping us tap into our current member networks or if you want to bring your own ideas for recruiting new members, please email [email protected]
to get information about our meetings.
Help with social media and blog posting
We are looking for someone to help operate a Facebook/Twitter feed and help out with posting things (you don't necessarily have to write them!) to a wordpress blog.
Help us keep track of potential funders
We're looking for El Jefe de Dinero! We need a volunteer to work alongside the Operations committee to maintain our list of potential grantors and financing agents. We’ve brainstormed a lot of potential sources of money and need an organized person to help keep us all in check. This will include researching potential lenders and other sources of funding that we identify together, maintaining the list of prospects and action items, and cracking the whip on the Operations committee.
If you’re an organized person who's interested in project management, helping from home, strategic planning, development or fundraising, and willing to make some preliminary contact with nice people who like to give out money, then your Co-op needs you! This will take up approximately 4-5 hours of time per month.
Help members get more discounts at local businesses
We are looking for 1-2 outgoing folks who are able to follow-up with targeted business for our Shop South Philly program. You will help in securing discounts for our members at these local businesses. Volunteers can work independently on their own time for a few hours each month.
Help find event sponsors
Have a background or interest in sales or fundraising? You are the perfect volunteer to work on securing sponsors for all our Programs and Events. You'll work with the committee as they identify businesses who could help offset costs for our events. We're searching for 2-4 volunteers who have a few hours each month to commit to letter writing and follow-up phone calls. You can work on your own time and attend the occasional (very fun) Programs and Events meeting.
The Programs and Events committee is considering organizing a South Philly 5K run this spring. We need 2-5 people who will research logistics, sponsorships, and marketing to determine if we want to present this event. If you like organizing, research, or running, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!
Volunteering is a great way to help the Co-op advance its main goal of the moment: getting to 400 members! If you are currently a member-owner, volunteering at any of these events will count toward your household’s annual 8 hour volunteer commitment. For those who haven’t become members yet but are interested in volunteering, your hours are being tracked and will be applied to your account when you join.
Email [email protected]
if you can help out with any of these events or activities. Need more info? Email [email protected]