To join Rhubarb, you must be available to collect your order in person from Barrett House in Randwick on the Thursday divvy day, and commit to a volunteer shift on Thursdays, each time you order.
Joining Rhubarb Food Co-op means becoming part of our community. We are a co-op and not a shop, so everything is based upon the volunteer efforts of our members, from the ordering, to the divvy, to the cleaning of Barret House, and absolutely everything inbetween.
We have a team of five Directors, who are voted in annually by members at the AGM, and they look after the larger picture of running the co-op. It’s important to note that Rhubarb is a democratic co-operative and decisions are based on consensus.
Everything else happens each Thursday and only on Thursday, at Barrett House. The produce arrives at Barrett House, and is unpacked, organised, weighed, and divvied by two teams – one lunch and one evening team.
You can volunteer as part of the lunch team if you’re available during the day from 12pm-2pm, or you can join the evening team if later suits you better, from 5pm-7pm. You collect your order once your shift is done.
At the moment we are operating fortnightly shifts. This means you volunteer for ONE HOUR every fortnight, or every second time you order.
We invite you to try us out for one order before becoming a member and paying the annual fee of $30. This is your opportunity to meet everyone, see how it all works and if it will work for you, and try the fantastic produce.
If you would like to become a Rhubarb Food Co-op member you can use our online shop to register.