Thank You!

Volunteer Standing in Store with Clipboard

We depend on volunteers like you to help make the organization and the community stronger.  The PFC is incredibly grateful to all of you who lend a hand with this work!

As a community-owned grocery store, we have made a conscious choice to involve our community in a great many ways, including volunteerism. With your help, we can do more to make our community a better place.


 

Employment


PFC Natural Grocery & Deli exists to create access for all to food that is healthy for people, land and the economy. We see food as a way that people come together, a way that we share ourselves, our hopes, our dreams. Food is common ground.

We are not just a grocery store. We are a business that is owned by the community for the benefit of the community. It is our goal that every person who walks in the door will leave feeling better than when they arrived. The same goal holds true for our staff.

We value communication that is direct, consistent, and kind.

We are committed to being the best natural foods store in southwest Michigan by creating a common inclusive vision, working hard, and striving for excellence.

It takes a team of smiley, committed, talented, and enthusiastic people to make that happen. We expect a lot from each other, and know that this job is not for everyone. If this is not what you want to sign up for, we completely understand.  If, however, you are a person who is excited to commit themselves to good food, great communication, and the pursuit of excellence, both personal and professional, please fill out this application.

We at PFC Natural Grocery & Deli actively work to create a non-discriminatory environment for everyone, which includes but not is limited to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, height, weight, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other status.

Current Employment Opportunities

Working at the Co-op can be a fun and fast-paced way to make a difference in our community. If you are interested in joining the PFC, please download and submit an application form and return it with any other required materials to: PFC Natural Grocery & Deli, 507 Harrison Street, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007. 

Deli Cook : We are seeking a self-motivated, food loving person for a part-time position of 25-35 hours per week with flexible weekend and evening availability.  Deli Cooks provide excellent customer service to all PFC customers and produce high quality and consistently produced prepared foods while maintaining a focus on cleanliness, food safety standards, and teamwork.  Pay rate starts at $9.75-$11 per hour. Applications are available in store and here . First consideration will be given to those who apply by: 7-1-2017

 

Deli ManagerWe are seeking a detail oriented, food loving, creative, and self-motivated person with flexible availability for the full-time position of Deli Manager. The Deli Manager creates and maintains an excellently merchandised fresh deli product set that consistently meets our customers’ needs, meets Co-op standards, and achieves an adequate level of profitability for the Co-op. The deli manager also trains and supports staff in safe food handling and production procedures, while working to create greater efficiency and accuracy with team work, daily operations, sales, margins, and profitability in the Deli department. Hourly wage starts at $13-15 per hour. First consideration will be given to those who apply by: 7-17-17 

 

Store KeeperWe are seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated, food and people loving person who has great multitasking skills for 25-40 hours per week with flexible availability. Storekeepers provide excellent customer service to all PFC customers and staff. Storekeepers will be an all-around support for the Grocery, PFC markets, Deli, Front End, and Produce departments. Hourly wage starts at $9 per hour. First consideration will be given to those who apply by: 7-31-17

 


Volunteering


There are a few easy steps to becoming a volunteer:

Three People Planting Flowers Outside of Co-op Building

  1. To volunteer with the store you need to be a PFC owner (due to legal issues with our Cooperative status).
  2. Pick up or download a volunteer application, fill it out, and bring it into the store.
  3. Sign up for one of our monthly volunteer orientations. You can call the store or email our Volunteer Coordinator for dates and times or to RSVP.
  4. Attend a one hour volunteer orientation at the store. These meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm. We’ll talk about volunteer opportunities, take a tour of the store, and answer any questions you might have. You’ll also be able to sign up to help right then and there!

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in lending a hand? There are a lot of ways you can help. Here are a few examples of volunteer opportunities at the store. For more information or to sign up for a shift, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Two Volunteers Standing in a Tent at the 100 Mile Market

Deli Crew Volunteer: Help the deli crew by washing dishes.

Grocery Team Volunteer: Help the grocery team out by stocking shelves - Tuesday and Friday mornings and afternoons.

Farmers Markets: During famers market season, our 100-Mile Market and Kalamazoo Farmers Markets are always looking for help.

Board of Directors: Our board members are some of our most committed volunteers, as they have taken on oversight and governance of the organization. If you are interested in becoming a board member, we’d love to have you join us for a board meeting on the first Monday of the month. For more information, please visit Your Board of Directors page or contact our Board Chair, Jo Ann Mundy.