Working Owners

 
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Is Working Ownership Right For me?

You probably already know that as an Owner you get a 10% discount once a month during the Full Moon Sale. But did you know that you could have 10% off every day of the year if you participate in our Working Owner Program? For two to four hours of volunteer time a month, you could earn your household this discount. The discount isn’t the only benefit, though. You will also have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re a vital part of the operations of the Co-op. We couldn’t do it without you!

What kind of work Will I be Doing?

The most common tasks for Working Owners are:

  • Stocking Shelves

  • Cleaning

  • Filling Bulk Bins

  • Filing and Other Office Work

When you sign up for the program, our Ownership Co-ordinator, Beth, will help place you in the best spot for you.

How much do I have to work?

If you’re a single adult household, you must work two (2) hours a month. If you’re a household with two or more adults, you must work four (4) hours. These can be broken into hour-long increments and can be split between the adults in your household. Note that Working Owners must be over the age of 18.

Any additional hours worked in the month can be banked, which we encourage in case of a sudden inability to fulfill your quota.

When will I get my discount?

Your discount will begin on or right around the 1st of the month after you’ve completed your required hours. In other words, the hours you work are going towards the following month’s discount.

I have a special skill/talent, can I volunteer it?

Occasionally, Working Owners can earn their hours by doing special skills tasks, such as writing for our newsletter, helping with the gardening, or providing other services. If you feel that your skills might be used by the Co-op, you can discuss this option with our Ownership Coordinator.

How do I sign up?

It’s easy! If you’re already an Owner, call us at 207-374-2165 and ask to speak to Beth. Or you can email her at ownership@bluehill.coop. Not an Owner? What’re you waiting for? It’s easy to become one, and there are a lot of awesome perks. Go here for more information.