Category Archives: Volunteering

Prepping for the New Chiller – a volunteer’s story

Giving up my cherished, relaxing Sunday morning was a difficult thing to do, but I had a couple of friends to make this much easier. First, my best friend (coffee) helped me wake up after brewing in the coffee maker … Continue reading

How to Volunteer…

Posted on by Susan

Updated September 2015 Being part of a Co-operative is a feeling much different than frequenting your favorite store.  Its your store…and your community! You feel (hopefully) that you have a small part in the responsibility of the Co-op’s success. Many … Continue reading

Student volunteers cleans up the storefront garden!

For the past several months two students from Boonsboro High School, Kristen and Alison, have been coming to the Valley Co-op store as part of their high school curriculum to assist staff with various store functions. This coming week will … Continue reading

Checking off the To-Do List: We’re Getting Closer!

Posted on by Susan S

Valley Co-op’s “to-do” list has been quite long these past three months. Since February, when we signed the lease for the former Wonder Bread Thrift Shop, we have been slowly tackling tasks to bring the space up to code and … Continue reading

“Is it done yet?” (the VC store that is…)

Posted on by Susan

This is the $64 thousand dollar question.  Many members, and non-members too, are asking if the store is finished and when we plan to open.  It seems there is a buzz in the air about Valley Co-op opening a store: … Continue reading

Important documents now easily available on our website

Volunteers have been hard at work updating the Valley Co-op website and our brochure, which will come out in time for Greenfest on May 10. You may now access on this website updated versions of the following PDFs that were … Continue reading

Elbow grease and pressure washers….

Posted on by Susan

Work at the new store location continues! Last weekend work event we only had a few volunteers, but they certainly gave it their all to de-gunk the shopping carts and shelves scrape window frames, and put paint on the walls.  Members … Continue reading

Running List of Material Needs

Posted on by Susan

Things to be purchased if not donated. (Please contact Our Store Managers before bringing to the Store to avoid duplicates.) Last updated: 6/28/2014. stainless steel mixing bowls stainless steel commercial baking trays “busboy”-style plastic totes clear storage totes with lids, various sizes, … Continue reading

Updated! New and Exciting Volunteer Opportunities for our next phase of Business

Posted on by Lena

Yippee! We are past the starting line, with a first work party at the store yesterday (thanks to all who chipped in!), estimates coming in electric and plumbing work to be done, and figuring out all the necessary permits and … Continue reading

New and Exciting Volunteer Opportunities for our next phase of Business

With our impending move to a new location, Valley Co-op has a need for volunteers for new tasks.  If you are interested, please contact the person listed behind each job.  We will be coming out with new lists of jobs … Continue reading

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  • Valley Co-op Stats

    as of 6/2/15

    MEMBERS

    Total Number of Members: 628

    Volunteering Members: 26

    THANK YOU FOR GROWING WITH US!

    New Members Since 1/1/15: 140

    Total Number of Members on 6/2/14: 176

    Members gained since then: 452