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“People are hungry in our city and we can do something about it. Kaibosh is a young and energetic organisation. They’re continually looking for ways to improve and offer more to the community. Their energy is contagious.”

Elizabeth, Kaibosh volunteer

“I can give something back to the community by volunteering here. Kaibosh reduces waste and at the same time helps people in need. The working atmosphere here is awesome and dynamic.”

Monique, Kaibosh volunteer


In just a couple of hours a fortnight you can make a real difference to our community and our environment.


Kaibosh has a team of more than 160 dedicated volunteers who help with the collection and sorting of food. Our service couldn’t work without them, and we’re lucky to have so many wonderful people involved.

We presently have volunteer roles at our Lower Hutt branch, with most of our volunteers helping out once a fortnight. We’re always looking for more people who share Kaibosh’s values and are passionate about cutting down food waste while helping those in need. If that sounds like you, please apply 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.

Apply to Volunteer in Lower Hutt