Riverwest Co-op
For more information, please see the Riverwest Co-op Website.

Riverwest Co-op

Address: 733 E Clarke St. Milwaukee WI 53212


By bus: Take the #14 towards Bayshore to Humboldt and Clarke. Head North on N Humboldt Ave towards E Clarke St. Turn left onto E Clarke St. heading west. At Fratney St., destination will be on the corner on the left.

By car: Head west on W Wisconsin Ave toward N 12th St. Turn right onto N 12th St. Take I-43 N and W Locust St to N Fratney St. Turn right onto N Fratney St.

Approximate travel time by bus: 27 minutes

Approximate travel time by car: 10 minutes

Orientation: Set-Up individually with site contact.

Days/Hours of Volunteering: Students can find out specific days and times for service learning during the Service Learning Sign-Up Night.

Description of Agency/Activities: Riverwest Co-op is a natural food store and cafe located in Milwaukee's vibrant Riverwest neighborhood. They are dedicated to providing the community with nutritious, affordable food and are proud to feature organic, local and fair trade products. As a community-based, member-owned, and a volunteer-run organization, Riverwest provides a genuinely welcoming space that seeks to create beneficial connections between the producers and customers.

All Service Learners receive 10% discount on store goods and volunteers in cafe receive the additional perk of a free shift meal.

Student Role in Agency: Students can work in the grocery store or as an assistant in the cafe.

Store: Customer service, membership services, working the cash register, stocking, pricing, unloading shipments, keeping things generally cleaned, maintaining a safe, friendly and inclusive atmosphere.

Cafe: Assisting the paid staff member with dishes, taking orders, serving from the deli case, making smoothies, making sides/sauces, stocking, making friends, clean up/ evening breakdown.

Service Learners receive a 10% discount on store goods and volunteers in the cafe receive a shift meal.

Commitment/Requirements: Service Learners must complete three hours of service a week.


Contact Us

Marquette University Service Learning
P.O. Box 1881
1102 W. Wisconsin Ave. Room 303
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881

Phone Number: (414) 288-0250
Fax Number: (414) 288-3259

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