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Why I become a Member Pioneer
There are so many reasons to a become a Member Pioneer but for me, it was to be part of my community and help make a difference. It makes me feel proud to help my community in a grassroots way to achieve what they want by co-producing projects that make a difference. You can do the same by signing up to be Member Pioneer in your local area today.
Getting to know my community
As a Member Pioneer, my role is to connect our community both locally and across Hereford. I work with the Co-op Food store on Holme Lacy Road and make it my mission to be out in the community on a daily basis getting to know the people who live here and listening to their needs.
A cafe that brings people together
One of my proudest moments was when I was approached by ECHO, a local group based at Saxon Hall who helped to teach those with learning difficulties how to cook. They wanted to use these newly learnt life skills with the public so we came together as a group to open a community cafe in the Hall.
The community has helped us make this a real success by spreading the word to their friends and family, there are even people coming to the cafe who had never been to Saxon Hall before.
As a Member Pioneer, it’s been great to work on such an important project as the cafe is tackling those who are isolated who now have a place to come and meet others in their community.
The difference you could make as a Member Pioneer
As a Member Pioneer, you are able to make a huge difference to the people around you. I now have an active role in my community, learning what matters most to them and helping them achieve their goal.
Co-op is currently looking for more Member Pioneers to help build stronger communities. If you want to hear more about becoming a Member Pioneer, apply here.
Member Pioneer – Hereford
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