Ways to volunteer
Volunteer to help grow food
Volunteer some time to come and help us with our new raised beds. There will be some maintenance such as weeding and thinning, some planting and harvesting, and of course, regular watering. There are lighter jobs and heavier jobs, so there will always be something you can do. Get in touch using the form below, or by dropping into the community centre to find out more.
Volunteer to help run the shop
We need people to run the shop day-to-day, to serve customers and maintain the stock. There will be training and support and you can do as little or as much as you like. Jobs may include weighing out produce, taking payments and keeping things clean. Get in touch using the form below, or by dropping into the community centre.
Get in touch
How can I get involved?
If you are from the Tang Hall area, become a member of the Tang Hall Food Coop! We need help growing food, running the shop, and making decisions about the project - local people can shape what we are doing and how we are doing it - it is a cooperative after all! We meet regularly during the week and work together on the growing beds, cook lunch in the container, run the shop and plan events. Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before, all you need to be is interested and willing to help - everyone can offer something worthwhile to the cooperative.
We cook in the shipping container shop on selected Thursdays from 10am (see the calendar), then, we eat! We cook with organic food we've grown ourselves or locally grown organic food purchased from Joe (Food Circle York) and bits and pieces from the shop. We want people to know about all the interesting ways you can cook seasonal and local vegetables and we have can help you to do this. Even if you don't want to cook, you can still come along, and enjoy a sociable lunch with us at 12:30/1pm. Sharing a meal is one of the best ways to find some common ground - people from all walks of life come to the community centre, and everyone's got a story to tell.
We get fresh, local organic veg every week, and it's available on a pay as you feel basis. As we expand, so will our stock of dried wholefoods so you can buy all of your food locally, ethically and sustainably. The prices will be good, as we will be buying in bulk at wholesale prices (from ethical suppliers), and passing those savings on to you, by selling at the same wholesale prices but in small quantities. All the produce will be carefully sourced, and we won't be using plastic packaging. We will also have recipe cards to help you make the most of the seasonal vegetables. See our shop opening hours on the calendar.