Dorchester Community Food Co-op

Building a Healthy, Sustainable & Economically Viable Community

Volunteer Opportunities with the Dorchester Community Food Co-op

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We have lots to do this summer–and we know that many of you are looking for opportunities to get involved in the co-op. Volunteering is a great way to meet your neighbors, and help us build our community owned co-op market. Years from now you will take great pride in saying “I helped build this” Here is how you can help this summer and beyond

Fresh Fridays
We are gearing up for our summer Community Supported Cafe during the month of August. Fresh Fridays will take place August 1, August 8, August 15 and August 22. Click HERE to learn more about the 2014 season of Fresh Fridays. 

For each week we need:

1 or 2 people (with vehicles) to shop for Fresh Fridays food–involves going to local markets and picking up some donated produce at local farms in Dorchester and Milton. Shopping will require some daytime availability during the week before the Friday event. Detailed shopping lists and funds for shopping will be provided.

1 person who can pick up 6 high top tables at Rent-all in Dorchester on Friday afternoon and return them on Saturday morning. These will fit in a regular size car (not a Cooper mini!)

8 people to help staff each event–4 to set up and serve from 5-7pm, and 4 to serve and clean up from 6:30-8:30 pm

1 person to take home the tablecloths from Fresh Fridays and wash them (requires a washer and dryer)

If you would like to help do any of these for one week or more, please send an email to and indicate which week and which task you would like to help with.

General Co-op Volunteers

Outreach: Volunteers who can staff co-op information tables at the Ashmont Farmers Market on Friday afternoons, the Codman Square Farmers Market on Saturday mornings, and the Bowdoin Geneva Farmers Market on late Thursday afternoons. We will also be tabling at the Circle the City event on Blue Hill Ave on September 28, and other public events during the summer and fall. Tabling is a great way of letting people know about the co-op. There will be a training session for outreach volunteers in July. Interested? Send an email to

Graphic designer who can help design leaflets and fliers for co-op events
More volunteer opportunities will be posted in future updates!

The development of the Dorchester Community Food Co-op has been made possible by the generous support of the Boston Impact Initiative, Boston Public Health Commission, Cabot Foundation, Cooperative Fund of New England, Food Coop Initiative, Green Dorchester, Kendall Foundation, Mayor’s Office of Food Initiatives, Millennium Ten Initiative, New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, the Boston Foundation, Trefler Foundation, Vela Foundation, and residents, businesses and organizations throughout Dorchester and beyond.

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