Our volunteer roles

Kaibosh’s volunteer team is at the heart of our work – read more about our volunteer programme and the impact you can have as a volunteer here.

We have volunteer roles at both our Lower Hutt branch and our Wellington City branch, with most of our volunteers helping out once a fortnight. You can find out more about the different roles below.

Please note reliability and responsibility are key attributes that we require of our volunteers. All volunteers need to be able to lift 20kg boxes of food and commit to volunteering with Kaibosh for three months. To volunteer with Kaibosh you must be 16 years old or more.


Lower Hutt volunteer roles

Food Rescue

Shift timings (approximate)
Monday to Friday: 11.30am – 2.30pm

About the role
Food rescue volunteers work with the Kaibosh driver on weekday mornings, collecting donated food from retailers and delivering it to Kaibosh HQ. This involves a lot of heavy lifting as you’ll be loading and unloading the truck throughout the shift.

You can find out more in the job description below:

Food Sorting  

Shift timings (approximate)
Monday to Friday: 6.00 – 8.00pm
Monday: 12.00 – 2.00pm

About the role
Working in teams of 4 to 5 people, food sorting volunteers make sure that donated food is recorded, quality checked, sorted and stored, ready for community groups to collect the following day.

You can find out more in the job description below:


Wellington City volunteer roles

Operations Support

Shift timings (approximate)  (Currently no shifts available)
Monday: 9.00 – 11.00am

About the role
Operations Support volunteers work with our Operations Manager meeting and greeting our community groups and helping tidy the food sorting area following the busy weekend shifts.

You can find out more in the job description below:

Food Rescue

Shift timings (approximate) (Currently no shifts available)
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2.00 – 4.30pm

About the role
Food rescue volunteers work with the Kaibosh driver on weekday mornings, collecting donated food from retailers and delivering it to Kaibosh HQ.

You can find out more in the job description below:

Food Sorting

Shift timings (approximate)
Monday to Friday: 6.00 – 7.30pm (Currently no shifts available)
Wednesday 11.30-2.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 4.30 – 6.00pm (Currently no shifts available)

About the role
Working in teams of 2 to 5 people, food sorting volunteers make sure that donated food is recorded, quality checked, sorted and stored, ready for community groups to collect the following day.

You can find out more in the job descriptions below:

Market Rescue

Shift timings (approximate)  (Currently no shifts available)
Saturday and Sunday: 2.00 – 3.30pm

About the role
Market rescue volunteers work with the Kaibosh driver on weekend afternoons, collecting donated food from market vendors and delivering it to Kaibosh HQ. Sometimes a bit of charm is needed to convince vendors to donate!

You can find out more in the job description below:


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