Whole Foods Market
Team Member Volunteer Program

On the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program,

•Immerse yourself in global communities

• Learn about Whole Planet Foundation

• Meet microcredit clients

• Provide community service

•See where and how Whole Foods Market products are sourced

• Challenge yourself

Whole Foods Market created the Team Member Volunteer Program to give Team Members the opportunity to witness the transformative power of microcredit in person and provide community service. In 2019, 62 Team Members volunteered in Guatemala, India, Nepal, Paraguay, and Togo.


Due to COVID-19, the Whole Foods Market Team Member Volunteer Program is on hold. To learn more about Whole Planet Foundation, get involved and receive our newsletter, join the WPF Community or or become an Ambassador for WPF through the links below.

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Featured Video: 2019 Experience in India


Watch: Maile’s Trip to India


Video Credit: Angus Cann/Whole Foods Market

Nichele’s Experience


“We visited rural farming microcredit clients. One of the most amazing stories was a group of farmers who met each other through the microcredit program. Though they’d lived in the same community and worked near each other for many years, they had never helped each other before. Now that they are part of the same group of microcredit clients, they support each other — from providing advice, to even pitching in with farming tasks. I thought this was an amazing example of how microcredit can not only empower individuals and families, but also can create and foster community.”


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Meghan’s Experience


“I learned so much about Alaffia and how as a company, they give back in so many ways to the people of Togo. It was amazing to be able to see the vibrant, beautiful women who put their hearts into making the shea butter products. Alaffia sources fair trade certified shea nuts and also is a Fair for Life fair trade certified company, which ensures their employees are paid a fair living wage. It is Alaffia’s mission to give back to their community, and they do that and more with the Alaffia Foundation. I am in awe of all the amazing ways that Alaffia gives back to those in Togo and I am so grateful to have witnessed it firsthand.”


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Volunteer Stories

2019 Impact Reports


Over 850 Whole Foods Market Team Members have volunteered in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, South Africa, Thailand, Togo, and the United States since 2007!



India


Nepal


Paraguay



Togo



Guatemala


2018 Impact Reports



India


Togo


Paraguay



Guatemala & Honduras



Costa Rica


2017 Impact Reports



Paraguay


Morocco

 
 

2016 Impact Reports



Thailand


Togo


India Thar Desert


India with Miracle Foundation


Madagascar


Ghana

 
 

2015 Impact Reports



Colombia


Costa Rica


India


Madagascar

Watch: J’aime’s Volunteer Experience in India


Video Credit: Angus Cann/Whole Foods Market