Paid positions

We're hiring a GreenToGo Operations Coordinator!

JOB BRIEF: Don’t Waste Durham ( is a non-profit organization that works to reduce consumer waste in our community by preventing it in the first place. We are looking for someone to coordinate operations for GreenToGo, the East Coast’s first city-wide reusable takeout container service (see The ideal candidate is highly organized, reliable, and outgoing, has a strong interest in making a positive environmental impact on the world, is an experienced bicyclist, and doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. Come work with the coolest team in town!

HOURS: 20 hours per week. Must be available minimum of Monday evenings, Wednesday afternoons (1 hour weekly mtg), and Thursday evenings. Other hours flexible. Lots of room for job growth, career development.


  • Pick up the dirty GreenToGo containers twice per week.

  • Wash dirty GreenToGo containers twice per week, or more often as needed.

  • Monitor participating restaurants’ inventory of clean GreenToGo containers and replenish their stock, as needed

  • Maintain regular operational communications with participating restaurants

  • Maintain daily communications with the Executive Director of Don’t Waste Durham

  • Understand and abide by health department standards, and adhere to GreenToGo operational protocols

  • Repair and maintain GreenToGo return stations, as needed

  • Train volunteer assistants in pickup and wash operations

  • Assist in the updating and improvement of GreenToGo operational protocols

  • Take ownership of customers issues and follow problems through to resolution

  • Keep accurate records and document customer service actions and discussions

  • Document your work for social media

  • Support the Executive Director of DWD, as needed.


  • Experienced bicyclist

  • Knowledge of bicycle safety

  • Must be willing to wear helmet at all times

  • Proficiency at basic bicycle maintenance – including fixing flats, minor chain problems, and gear issues – in case anything happens on route

  • Use Don’t Waste Durham-provided bicycle and trailer for pickup of dirty GreenToGo containers. Must also have access to a personal vehicle for restaurant locations outside of the recommended cycling radius, and for pickups during inclement weather.

  • Professionalism, demonstrated use of good judgement

  • Organized and methodical

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

  • Must possess and be able to use Smartphone

  • Experience using social media, especially Facebook and Instagram

  • Proficient computer skills

  • Friendly and outgoing

  • Experience working in commercial kitchen is preferred but not necessary

COMPENSATION: $15.00 per hour, paid biweekly. Also provided: Workers’ compensation, uniform, and GreenToGo membership.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to Executive Director, Crystal Dreisbach at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: open until filled

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Visit, or contact

Volunteer Opportunities

We're an entirely volunteer-run operation, and we accomplish a ton when everyone pitches in a little!

We need YOUR help with...

  • Staffing our event tables – Answer questions about Don't Waste Durham and its programs, take payment for our merchandise. No experience necessary - we'll show you how! Sign up for upcoming events here. (2-3 hours per month)
  • Data entry, other office tasks (1-3 hours per month)
  • Updating website content (can be done remotely) 
  • Drafting a grant application (can be done remotely)
  • Light repairs and maintenance – changing light bulbs, oiling squeaky hinges, etc. (involves visiting our office 1-2 hrs/mo)

Interested? You can choose to do a one-time volunteer experience with us, OR become a longer-term part of our team!

Contact Crystal at for more information.