Join the Co-op

Support the co-op by becoming a member. We offer different types of memberships that will entitle you to a discount when you shop with us. Low-income dues options for working members are available. Please let Membership know when joining.

New Working Members

If you are interested in joining the co-op as a working member, sign up for a New Working Member OrientationOpens in new window. If there are no available slots, fill out our New Member Shift Availability SurveyOpens in new window to tell us when you can work a shift. If you don’t hear from us within two weeks, please contact Orientations.

Orientations give prospective members a sense of how our co-op is structured and the responsibilities required to work a shift. Even those who have belonged to other co-ops are sometimes surprised by the range of tasks involved, and we want to make sure that new members make a decision appropriate for both them and the co-op.

Working member dues are paid after your orientation session. You have the choice of working, non-working, or nothing at all–it’s your call.

Working Memberships

Membership Annual Dues Discount Work Requirement Details
Weekly Working $48 20% 2.25 hours/week
Shared Working Membership $60 ($30/person) 15% 2.25 hours/week shared between 2 members Find someone else and between the two of you work one weekly shift.
Weekly Working Household $60 20% 2.25 hours/week. A second member of your household is also a member, working or nonworking.

New Nonworking Members

If you’d like to become a nonworking member, you can sign up at the store or online. To join as a new member online, select your desired membership type:

Your receipt is proof of membership. You can start using your member discount as soon as you’ve paid your member dues. You’ll pay a prorated amount when you join and renew at the full amount next January.

Nonworking Memberships

Membership Annual Dues Discount Work Requirement Details
Nonworking $60 (renewOpens in new window) 8% None Show your support for the Co-op and/or participate in Co-op discussions.
Nonworking Household $72 (renewOpens in new window) 8% None Show your support for the Co-op and/or participate in Co-op discussions. A second member of your household may use your discount to shop.

Other Discounts (no membership required)

  • 8% – senior (65 and up)
  • 5% – paying with EBT, disabled or tenant of Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association
  • 3% – student or member of another co-op

Discounts do not combine. Each person takes only the largest of whichever discount applies. For example, a student who also uses EBT gets 5%, not 8%.

If you have questions that are not answered here, please contact membership.