Volunteering Fun at the Food Co-op

I took Emily with me for a fun day of volunteering at our local food co-op! The co-op features lots of fabulous local, organic food: cereals, pastas, meats, cheeses, eggs, milk, etc. She was very excited to be able to help out. We both put on our aprons and got to work — we were kept very busy!

There was lots of measuring, labeling, putting price tags on items….

…ringing up customers…
…stocking the shelves….
…and sweeping the floors!
At the end of the day, Emily exclaimed, “What a fun day!”. I think she will be sleeping well tonight.


  1. Dear Valerie,

    How about getting Emily to sweep OUR floors? Honestly!


  2. maryanne @ mama smiles says

    Sounds like fun!

  3. Looks like shes having a blast!

  4. That is a great experience. Looks like she had a great time.

  5. Catherine Anne says

    Love all your ideas

  6. Just Breathe says

    So cute, looks like she REALLY liked it. Sweet dreams….

  7. Raising a Happy Child says

    Mark's comment made me giggle. Emily is quite a little helper, and I just love the picture when she is helping the customers.

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  9. What a fun and wonderful learning experience. I'm looking forward to the kids being slightly older and being ready to volunteer.

  10. She seems so sweet and easy going… do the pictures represent how she is all the time? I like so much to see you guys doing stuff like that. It's wonderful how she's learning to care for others, save money, creating and being artistic. So fabulous.

    Have a great week.

  11. Stephanie Griffith says

    She looks like a very enthusiastic helper!

  12. Oh, so fun!!! What a great experience!

  13. Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog says

    @ Petula — That is exactly what I love about bringing Emily with me for volunteer work! I think she is learning such valuable life-lessons, and it keeps her quite busy too. Plus, it's great for the community! It's a win-win!