Volunteer to help us flourish!

The Mustard Seed is a co-operative business owned by our owners and every owner is important to our success. Throughout the co-op’s development, hundreds of owners have been active volunteers, and this continues. Many owners ask how they can help with the day-to-day store operations, so we’ve launched a new Volunteer Program with a pilot phase for the first six months of 2015.

Volunteers will be trained to assist with tasks such as stocking shelves, receiving inventory, and packing Local Bounty Bags. These volunteers will be offered regular, scheduled shifts to match their availability (which could be once a month, once a week, etc.). For every ten hours contributed, volunteers will receive a 20% discount voucher for use at The Mustard Seed!

Volunteers are vital to growing the co-op – they add capacity to help our staff handle the increasing business while keeping operational costs in check. This helps keep prices affordable while also giving volunteers an opportunity to support their local food system, learn about local products, and receive significant savings on their purchases.

If you are interested in regularly volunteering, please email Stephanie at volunteer@mustardseed.coop and come out to a Volunteer Orientation Session.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientation Sessions:

  • email volunteer@mustardseed.coop for upcoming dates

Volunteer Sign Ups

Volunteer roles include:

  • Mustard Seed ambassador & stocking  – Help us welcome the members and customers to the Co-op and stock shelves to ensure they have the best experience every day of the weeks.
  • Help pack Local Bounty Boxes every Tuesday evening from 4:30pm – 7pm
  • Help Clean the Store – Whenever is convenient for you – this may include dusting shelves, sweeping/mopping, cleaning windows, washrooms, and maintaining our outdoor spaces…just general tidiness. Contact volunteer@mustardseed.coop to schedule.

Once you have been oriented to our volunteer program, you can sign up to volunteer for the following roles at The Mustard Seed. Each of these roles are vital to helping us run and maintain a well-functioning store. Click on the links below to see what spots are available, and to sign up. You will receive a reminder a few days before your spot.

For current volunteers – our Volunteer Tip Sheet.

We LOVE our volunteers, THANK YOU!!!