Hello Co-op members and volunteers! Here’s the list of volunteer needs for the upcoming month. These events are a great way to get to know some other Co-op members while helping the Co-op advance its main goal of the moment: getting to 400 members! If you are currently a member-owner, volunteering at any of these events will count toward your household’s annual 8 hour volunteer commitment. For those who haven’t become members yet but are interested in volunteering, we’re still tracking your hours and will apply them to your account when you join. We also have several non-tabling needs listed in the Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities selection below–from Garden Tour design to the first Co-op t-shirt, the Co-op has a variety of ways for you to get involved. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Passyunk Farmer’s Market
When: Wednesday, June 27th, 5 – 7pm (or earlier if you have availability)
Where: Passyunk Square Fountain (East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker Street)
We need one volunteer to table with a committee member. You’ll be passing out materials, sharing why you support the Co-op, and taking member applications.
Dickinson Square Farmers’ Market
When: Sunday, July 1st. Two shifts: 10am – 12pm and 12 – 2pm
Where: Southeast corner of Dickinson Square (on Moyamensing near Morris Street)
We need 2 volunteers to help table at the Dickinson Square Farmer’s Market. You will be distributing Co-op information, sharing why you support the Co-op, and taking applications. You will be paired with a committee member who will support you with any questions that arise. Two shifts are available, one from 10am – 12pm and one from 12 – 2pm.
Gold Star Park – Music in the Park – Local vs Conventional Veggie Tasting
When: Thursday, July 12th, 7 – 9pm
Where: Gold Star Park (Wharton and 7th)
We need two vounteers to help with this event. You’ll be helping to hand out samples of in-season fruits and vegetables. You’ll also help distribute South Philly Food Co-op membership applications and materials about the Co-op. We ask that volunteers stay to help us clean up afterwards as well.
Concert at FDR Park
When: Friday, August 10, (rescheduled from Friday, July 27th). Two shifts: 6:30 – 8pm and 8 – 10pm
Where: FDR Park (1800 Pattison Ave near the Phillies & Eagles Stadiums)
The Co-op is bringing its Guerilla Gardening workshop to FDR Park. Volunteers will be making Seed Bombs, distributing Co-op information, telling others why you think South Philly needs a co-op, and taking applications. You will be paired with a committee member who can help to answer any questions that arise. We have two shifts for this event and need one volunteer at each.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
2nd Annual South Philly Garden Tour – Help Needed
Saturday, September 8, 2012 (Raindate September 9, 2012)
The Garden Tour is a self-guided ticketed event, and will feature 20 public and private gardens throughout South Philadelphia. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of, and will be available for purchase soon. This is the Co-op’s biggest fundraiser of the year and will help us raise the funds for a site analysis of potential store locations.
1) Call for Gardens
Have you been working hard on your backyard or roofdeck garden? Have an outdoor space (big or small) that you’re proud of? Sign up to be part of the Garden Tour and show off the fruits of your labor! Email Anna to participate.
Do you know of some great gardens that we could recruit for the tour? Email Anna for details on how to help out recruiting gardens for the tour!
2) Design work needed
We need someone to help out with designing materials for the garden tour: Ticket, Poster, and Tour Guide. We’ll provide you all of the text–we just need your help with making it look awesome.
Manage Our T-Shirt Order
We would like to put together a t-shirt order, collecting pre-orders and payments ahead of time using available online tools. We need someone to head up this project with the help of the Membership Committee. This should be a fun short-term project that will be completed by the end of the summer and can satisfy your volunteer hours for the year. You can go down in Co-op history as the one who was responsible for our very first t-shirt!
Help Us Plan Our October Membership Meeting
The Membership Committee is looking for help planning the October Membership meeting. While it seems a ways off, we start looking to reserve a location for the meeting in July/August. We already have the “To Do” list for the meeting, just need a few people to help out to cross off the items on the list.