Check-Out Clerk
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Community Food Club

Check-Out Clerk

You’ll assist Food Club members at check-out by ringing up and helping bag their groceries. You’ll use a very user-friendly computer system to check-out the items while providing a friendly, hospitable experience for the member. You’ll help members make sure they’re using their points for the month and assist with bagging their groceries.

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Commitment
flexible two-hour shifts; as you're available; one-hour lunchtime shifts also available
Requirements
16+; volunteers younger than 18 must have a legal guardian sign a liability waiver
Neighborhood
Southeast Side
Location
Community Food Club
1100 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 1100 S Division Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
U.S.

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 Food Club is a collaborative systemic response to hunger promoting food security, choice and dignity for low-income Member Households. 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.

  • Community Food Club Check In Desk
  • Community Food Club juice bottles
  • Community Food Club Cans On Shelf

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.

Kendra Valkema Assistant Program Manager 616-288-5550

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.