Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play important and essential roles within the co-op. Whether you’re looking to build specific job skills and experience or are happy to pitch in wherever needed, the co-op is always on the look-out for dedicated volunteers.

Important Notice

As the BRFC is still considered a construction site, for insurance purposes, visitors to the space must be members. This does not prevent anyone from volunteering if they are not members once the BRFC is open, however it is a strict requirement for any volunteer activities happening at the co-op.

Lifetime Memberships can either be purchased here for $10. 

If any members face financial barriers to membership, please e-mail basmah@berryroadfood.coop and we can discuss other options.

Better Food. Stronger Community.

Unlike many big name grocers, we’re owned by the people who shop in our store. That’s right, we are a not-for-profit grocery store that is owned and run by members. 

If you have shopped at Mountain Equipment Co-op, then you’ve experienced a co-op, except with canoes and snowshoes rather than fresh and delicious food.

At our co-op, we’re focusing on securing top quality food produced by farmers, bakers, cheesemakers and other growers and specialists across Ontario for our local community. In addition, we will stock a wide variety of products normally found in other grocery stores.

The store will also sell fresh and convenient “take away” meals and, to top it all off, we will also have a cafe!

You learn more about food co-ops by watching this video from our friends at Co+op: Stronger Together.

Own the Store for $10

You don’t have to be a member to shop at our store… but if you want lifetime access to special deals, amazing workshops, and “a say” in the products we carry and how we run things, we think $10 is worth it.


We’re busy securing amazing locally grown food and fantastic products for our members, kitting out the store interior and spreading the word in our community. We are gearing up for an April opening.


Would you like to contribute to your community, gain work experience, or top up your student volunteer hours? We have many great volunteer positions available from now to beyond opening. Learn More.