As a community-owned grocery store, we have made a conscious choice to involve our community in a great many ways, including volunteerism. With your help, we can do more to make our community a better place.
There are a few easy steps to becoming a volunteer:
- To volunteer with the store you need to be a PFC owner (due to legal issues with our Cooperative status).
- Pick up or download a volunteer application, fill it out, and bring it into the store.
- Sign up for one of our monthly volunteer orientations. You can call the store or email our Volunteer Coordinator for dates and times or to RSVP.
- Attend a one hour volunteer orientation at the store. These meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7pm. We’ll talk about volunteer opportunities, take a tour of the store, and answer any questions you might have. You’ll also be able to sign up to help right then and there!
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in lending a hand? There are a lot of ways you can help. Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities at the store. For more information or to sign up for a shift, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.
Deli Crew Volunteer: Help the deli crew by washing dishes - Every day 10am - 12pm
Grocery Team Volunteer: Help the grocery team out by stocking shelves - Tuesday and Friday mornings
Price Checker: Help keep prices accurate by performing price checks on individual items - Every day, mornings or afternoons
Board of Directors: Our board members are some of our most committed volunteers, as they have taken on oversight and governance of the organization. If you are interested in becoming a board member, we’d love to have you join us for a board meeting on the first Monday of the month. For more information, please visit Your Board of Directors page or contact our Board Chair, Matt Lechel.
People’s Food Co-op exists to create access to food that is healthy for people, land and the economy. We see food as a way that people come together, a way that we share ourselves, our hopes, our dreams. Food is common ground.
We are not just a grocery store. We are a business that is owned by the community for the benefit of the community. It is our goal that every person who walks in the door will leave feeling better than when they arrived. The same goal holds true for our staff.
We value communication that is direct, consistent, and kind.
We are committed to being the best natural foods store in southwest Michigan by creating a common inclusive vision, working hard, and striving for excellence.
It takes a team of smiley, committed, talented, and enthusiastic people to make that happen. We expect a lot from each other, and know that this job is not for everyone. If this is not what you want to sign up for, we completely understand. If, however, you are a person who is excited to commit themselves to good food, great communication, and the pursuit of excellence, both personal and professional, please fill out this application.
We at People’s Food Co-op actively work to create a non-discriminatory environment for everyone, which includes but not is limited to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status.
Current Employment Opportunities
Working at the Co-op can be a fun and fast-paced way to make a difference in our community. If you are interested in joining the People's Food Co-op team, please download and submit an application form and return it with any other required materials to: People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo, 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007.
We are taking applications for the following positions:
Cashier, part-time position
We are seeking a smiley, self-motivated and people-loving person for the part-time position of Cashier. Applications are available in the store and online at www.peoplesfoodco-op.org, and are due Monday, April 21.