May 2015 – Volunteer Opportunities

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013

The Co-op is a grassroots, community effort. To be successful, the development of the co-op requires the talent of a variety of people. Perhaps you can share some of your talents in the following areas:

(1)  Talk up the Co-op at events –

  • Tabling at on-going events: ie. Montavilla Farmers Market; Montavilla First Fridays; summer concerts in the parks
  • Tabling and staffing at special events:  movie screenings; Pancake Breakfast & Dinner Fundraisers; Annual Montavilla Street Fair
  • Presenting MFC to area neighborhood association meetings.
  • Networking with Montavilla business community & soliciting contributions from businesses for our member incentive program
  • Hosting a house party: invite neighbors & friends to hear a short presentation on why they should join the co-op. Make it a potluck and enjoy meeting your neighbors. This is a great grassroots way to build support.

(2)  Help the organization move through our development timeline –

  • Apply to fill a vacant seat on the Board as an appointee
  • Become an active member of a committee: IT, Outreach, Business, Site Selection,
  • Supporting members/volunteers (recruiting; encouraging; nurturing relationships)
  • Spreading the word through public relations, local media, house parties, social media, newsletters and the website
  • Networking with other food co-ops, Montavilla Farmers Market, Montavilla Food Buying Club,  Portland Project for Co-operative Innovation.

(3)  Fundraise for marketing/feasibility study, site selection and store development

To get involved email us at volunteer@montavilla.coop

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