- flexible two-hour shifts; as you're available; one-hour lunchtime shifts also available
- 16+; volunteers younger than 18 must have a legal guardian sign a liability waiver
- Southeast Side
Is This the Right Fit for Me?
You love making people feel welcome and making small-talk (especially when it comes to swapping recipes). You’ve got a knack for customer service, a love for making a grocery trip a pleasant experience, and you’re up for learning the names of the “regulars” if you keep returning for an ongoing shift. You’ll be on your feet the whole shift, and you’ve got the energy and mobility to help move and bag groceries.
About Community Food Club
The Community Food Club of Greater Grand Rapids is an innovative and dignified approach to food security that is rooted in consumer choice, member participation and access to healthy foods. It is a membership-based, grocery store environment in which Members access various educational sessions relating to food and health, and shop with points determined by household size. The Food Club offers an opportunity and a place for low and moderate income households to increase their food security and to improve their healthy eating by accessing nutritious food on a consistent basis. It allows member households to experience increased self-reliance and respect. They belong to the Food Club and they choose whether and when to participate.
What Others are Saying
“I’ve always felt like feeding people has to be addressed before their other goals can be met. I’m so impressed by what the Club has accomplished in our community. At the Club, a member has a limited number of points to buy food, so sometimes they have to make difficult choices about what they can and cannot buy. Helping make these final decisions with them can be heartbreaking for me. But, in these moments, I try to remember that sometimes the best I can do is be with my community and not try to ‘fix’ anything.”Claudine
Contact the Organization
If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Community Food Club directly.
What to Expect
Reach out to Kendra to let her know you're interested. She'll send you some basic paperwork to submit, then she'll invite you to an upcoming one-hour orientation for new volunteers. Once you've completed orientation, you'll be able to sign up for future volunteer roles and shifts that work best for you using an easy online sign-up tool.