If you believe in having healthy, sustainable products available for everyone in our community, become part of the Co-op team. Here are three main ways you can get involved today:
- Become a member
How you benefit: Co-op members receive membership discounts, patronage refunds at the end of the year, regular notifications of specials and deals, and invitations to special events.
How we benefit: Our membership provides a secure financial base of support that allows us to continue adding new features that benefit our customers, such as new refrigerated sections, a coffee stand and the potential of a delicatessen. Sign Up
- Join our Buy Club
Our Buy Club is a way for members to purchase many products we carry in the store in bulk quantities for great discounts of up to 25% off member prices. All Buy Club or Special Order pricing is for Yelm Food Co-op members only. Learn More
- Volunteer / Become a Working Member
Without working members and volunteers, we could not make it. Some volunteers come every week, several times. It’s wonderful! – Co-op Manager Jutta Dewell
I enjoy working with people who are committed to something and are willing to donate their time. We have some volunteers who dedicate multiple shifts a week. It’s amazing. They just come in here and they’re really excited about it. It’s great working with people like that.
- Co-op Manager Kate Morgan
The Yelm Food Co-operative does not exist without volunteers. We call them ‘working members’ and they contribute time, energy, talent and expertise across many different areas. Working members qualify for discounts and other benefits, including:
- For every 6 hours worked, Working Members receive a 20% discount off $100 worth of items purchased in the store, with the exception of marked-down items and wine on sale. They can also purchase in bulk through the Buy Club at cost plus 10%
- After 3 months, Working Members qualify for a La Gitana Pizza VIP card, which gives one delectable pizza per month at 50% off.
In order to qualify for the Working Members membership of $20 per year, Working Members have to commit to working a minimum of 3 months.