This principle guides our role as not only a natural market and deli, but as a key member of Brattleboro and surrounding community.
We strive for excellence and to be a positive influence. Whether we are collaborating with, or, we take a deep sense of pride in all that we can do for the community.
To apply to become one of our valuable Commitment to Community partners, complete our online application.
The application to become a Community Partner Organization is on our website here. Feel free to encourage any non-profit organization in Windham County to apply.
It’s simple! Just fill out the application. You’ll need to establish a point of contact at your organization to be in contact with Shareholder Services every month.
Follow these simple instructions:
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center fosters experiences that inspire connection to the natural world and its many inhabitants—located on a picturesque old farm in Brattleboro, Vermont. Today the former farm buildings shelter campers and school groups. The pastures and forests offer natural beauty to those who walk our trails and outdoor learning opportunities for those who attend BEEC programs.
Brattleboro Area Hospice was founded in 1979 and provides a broad range of volunteer-based services for living and dying well, focusing on end-of-life, bereavement, and advance care planning, all free of charge.
Contact Hilary to schedule volunteer shifts at 802-257-0775 or email [email protected].
The Commons Newspaper / VIM is a weekly newspaper run by Vermont Independent Media with an eye toward journalism being critical for the functioning of democracy. Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, distributing papers on the downtown Brattleboro walking route, helping the crew put labels on papers for bulk mailing, bringing bins to the post office with a dolly, and possibly driving for paper distribution (all on Wednesdays).
Contact Barry Aleshnick at [email protected] or call 802-258-4931.
Downtown Brattleboro Alliance exists to nurture and support the vitality of downtown Brattleboro through art, commerce, recreation, and education.Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to, Everyone Eats food distribution in communities, coordinating organizations, Gallery Walk set-up & breakdown, delivery of programs all over the community, and community organizing — connection of downtown organizations, businesses & residents.
Contact them at 802-257-4886.
Edible Brattleboro‘s mission is to improve accessibility to healthy food by transforming spaces in and around town into edible landscapes, interplanting greens, herbs, and fruits among the ornamentals. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to weeding, watering gardens, planting, helping move soil and compost to sites, and operating the Share the Harvest stand.
Contact Marilyn at [email protected].
Foodworks is a program of Groundworks Collaborative that operates our region’s most heavily utilized food shelf program. Located at 141 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT, Foodworks is a free grocery store where shoppers can come by for supplemental groceries every two weeks. They strive to be as low-barrier as possible and will serve everyone who comes by for groceries without requiring proof of need. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to delivering food, food shelf set-up, greeting shoppers, packing boxes, and data entry.
Contact Ben Smith at [email protected] or call 802-490-4122.
Fill out a Volunteer Application here.
Groundworks Collaborative was established in 2015 following the merger of two well-established organizations: the Brattleboro Area Drop-In Center and Morningside Shelter (having previously existed for 27 and 36 years, respectively). Groundworks Collaborative provides ongoing support to families and individuals facing a full continuum of housing and food insecurities in the greater Brattleboro area.
Volunteer opportunities can be found on their Volunteer Page.
Guilford Cares, Inc. is a non-profit organization of the citizens of Guilford, VT. They provide free assistance to vulnerable community members to improve the quality and independence of their lives. Volunteer opportunities include Packing groceries for the food pantry, delivering groceries, transporting to grocery stores, such as BAFC, visiting homebound folks for companionship, doing errands, and light housework.
Contact Leah Gessner at [email protected] or call 802-579-1350.
Harris Hill Ski Jump is a yearly Brattleboro winter ski jumping tradition with local and national skiers since 1922. Volunteer opportunities include Hill markers, car parkers, ticket takers, ID checkers for the beer tent, and banner set up & take down.
Contact Liz Richards at [email protected] or call 802-258-0975.
Hilltop Montessori School’s mission is for students to practice responsible independence in a caring community of curious, critical learners and thoughtful citizens. Volunteer opportunities include landscaping, help set up &/or break down events, and consider becoming a board member.
Contact Barbara Beckwith at [email protected].
Hunger Free Vermont is a statewide non-profit organization that advocates and educates to bring a permanent end to hunger in Vermont through systemic change, universal strategies, and community collaboration.
Contact Jenna at [email protected].
Insight Photography Center provides equitable access to photography classes and workshops that empower youth to discover and express their unique voice and vision. In-Sight’s mission relates to the Co-op’s Cooperative Principles in that both value independence and cooperation. Their classes help students understand their individuality and nurture them to see themselves in relation to others. Volunteer opportunities include managing fundraising and event operations. Depending on skill and experience, they can use help working with students. Volunteers should fill out this volunteer form to share their interests and skills.
Contact Emily Wagner at [email protected] or call 802-251-9960.
Neighborhood Roots Food Collective Inc. exists to support community members and local farmers in growing the food that we eat while helping to ensure that all of our neighbors have access to nourishing, locally-produced food. Volunteer opportunities include helping at the Guilford Food Hub by weighing and sorting food orders, cleaning up and organizing, greeting and assisting participants, and delivering orders to homes. There are also volunteer opportunities for gardening, leading and helping with skill-and-resource-sharing events, and stocking and maintaining their Little Free Pantries.
Contact Anna Klein at 802-488-9890 or email [email protected].
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT) promotes organic practices to build an economically viable, ecologically sound, and socially just Vermont agricultural system that benefits all living things.Volunteer opportunities include stretching, doughs, chopping veggies & topping pizzas to serve at events on farms statewide with the NOFA wood-fired pizza oven.
Contact Eric at [email protected].
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is working to create healthier, more empowered communities through access to reproductive health care and sexuality education. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to phone banking, letter writing, data entry, relational organizing, creating art, rallies, canvassing, etc.
Contact Logan Snow at [email protected] or call 802-238-9313.
Senior Solutions promotes the well-being and dignity of older adults. Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to Meals & Nutrition, such as delivering Meals on Wheels, food prepping &/or clean-up at congregate meal sites, breaking down bulk pet food supplies into deliverable packets, and assisting older Vermonters with errands (food shopping, doctor appointments, etc.).
Contact Thomas Simmons at [email protected].
St. Brigid’s Kitchen and Pantry is an agency of the Vermont Foodbank, the largest hunger relief organization in Vermont. The mission of the Vermont Foodbank is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Volunteer opportunities include washing dishes, mopping, stocking, prepping vegetables, cleaning, putting meals into to-go containers, bagging individual snacks, and moving items to and from the cellar.
Contact Carolyn at [email protected] or call 802-558-6072.
SUSU commUNITY Farm is an Afro-Indigenous stewarded farm and land-based healing center in Southern Vermont that elevates Vermont’s land and foodways. Volunteer opportunities include loading CSA boxes, stocking boxes, and making phone calls.
Contact Jabari at [email protected].
Vermont Foodbank’s mission is to gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry. Volunteer opportunities include sorting food, harvesting/gleaning, and bagging produce.
Contact Kate Steward at [email protected] or call 802-498-8323.
Visit Vermont Foodbank (Volunteer).
Youth Services Works to build resilience and be a catalyst for change. They believe in “helping people learn how to grow, both as individuals and as a family, so that they can solve their own problems.” The Brattleboro Community Justice Center recently merged with Youth Services’ Restorative Justice Programs–together, they provide restorative justice programs for youth and adults throughout Windham County. Volunteer opportunities include:
Contact Jonathan Elwell at [email protected] or call 802-289-0387.