DreamCatcher Co-op is operated entirely by volunteers
No one in the co-op is paid, the only way it works is by us all contributing what we can. This helps us keep our prices low, get to know each other, and means we all have ownership of the co-op.
All our members volunteer their time, whether it’s a couple of hours helping in the school holidays, packing once a month, or arranging something from home. Have a look at the list on the right and see if anything sounds good to you – if not, get in touch, we may be able to find something else. If you’d like more information on any of the roles, just ask.
We have a volunteer discount system of 5% per hour volunteered, up to a maximum of 15%, for your order the week that you volunteered. To claim your discount, type in ‘volunteer’ as a product or find it under the ‘other’ tab in Lettuceshare. Calculate the correct percentage of your order, and put that as the quantity. For example, if I have an order worth $50, and I have volunteered 3 hours, I calculate that 15% x 50 = $7.50). I then put 7.5 as quantity under volunteer hour. My total owing is now $42.50.
Dry goods pack – one Tuesday each month at a time that suits packers
Fill orders of dry goods by weighing, bagging and distributing bulk goods to buyer’s boxes. Clean up post pack.
Fresh produce pack – one Wednesday each month, between 12-3pm
Fill orders of fresh produce by weighing and distribute to buyer’s boxes. Clean up post pack.
Shop cover – one Wednesday each month, between 3-6pm
Assisting members, tidy up, miscellaneous tasks.
Stocktake co-ordinator (or help) – bi-monthly
Organise bi-monthly stocktakes.
Dry goods unpack – occasional
Check order against packing slip and decant dry goods into relevant vessels. Make note of back-orders and items not supplied.
Working bee co-ordination (or help) – occasional
Identify specific tasks to be done collectively and organise time, place, and people-power. Examples include: getting shelves in place for summer retail; condensing existing members’ boxes for ease of packing; tidying up back room (boxes, dry goods, chairs, fridge clean-out, etc.)
Odd jobs – occasional
All manner of things to be done fairly regularly: cloth washing; sweeping out wharepaku and re-stocking mulch & toilet paper; dishes and kitchen clean; tidy clothing/toy/book area; etc.
Eggs pick-up – weekly
Pick up organic eggs from Levin and deliver to shop by 3pm Wednesday. Pack in boxes.