BriarPatch Volunteers

Pick up a Volunteer Application at the Customer Service Window. Questions? Contact Outreach Manager, Hilary Dart, at 272-5333 ext. 134.

Owner Volunteer Opportunities

BriarPatch Outreach Programs

  • Special Events: Owner Meeting, community events, etc.
  • In-Store Outreach: Offer samples and teach shoppers about products
  • Co-op Governance: Board of Directors, elected each May.

Community Capacity Building Organization Partners

Under this program, when other volunteer opportunities are filled, BriarPatch Owner Volunteers may earn a discount at BriarPatch by doing volunteer work at affiliated nonprofit organizations. Just as with our other volunteer “jobs,” these volunteer hours will earn a 10% discount for working six hours per month (3 hours for seniors) per each adult in the household.
Following a model established by La Montanita Co-op in New Mexico, the new program is another way for BriarPatch to embody the seventh International Cooperative Principle, “Concern for the Community.”

The following groups have agreed to work with BriarPatch Owner Volunteers:


BriarPatch will enlist new organizations as the program warrants.

Important note: In order to receive Owner Volunteer credit at BriarPatch, volunteers must be new to the nonprofit organization (i.e., must not have previously volunteered there), and must be referred in advance by BriarPatch staff. Please do not contact the groups until you have enrolled with BriarPatch Outreach Manager Hilary Dart.

Volunteers constructed the shade pavilion near the back parking lot.
Photo by Tony Finnerty


2018 BriarPatch Food Co-op Volunteer Application available soon

BriarPatch Volunteer Policies