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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.

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.


Hutt volunteer roles

Apply to Volunteer in the Hutt

Food Rescue

Shift timings (approximate)
Wednesdays: 1.30 – 4.00pm

About the role
Food rescue volunteers work with the Kaibosh driver on weekday afternoons, 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
Wednesday: 12.30 – 2.30pm
Thursday: 12.30 -2.30pm

Saturday: 4.00 – 6.00pm

About the role
Working in teams of 4 to 6 people, food sorting volunteers make sure that donated food is recorded, quality checked, sorted and stored, ready for community groups to collect in the afternoon or the following day.

You can find out more in the job description below:


Wellington City volunteer roles

We currently don’t have volunteer positions available in Wellington City. Please check back at a later stage as positions do become available. 

Fill-in Support

This role provides an opportunity for people who may not be able to commit to a regular shift. As temporary spaces become available (due to one-off cancellations), fill-in volunteers are contacted and offered opportunities to help out. This is a casual position and applicants can indicate which shifts and roles they prefer (see role descriptions below). Applicants can also request to be considered for permanent shifts as they become available.

Operations Support

Shift timings (approximate)
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)
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2.00 – 4.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am – 1.30pm

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
Wednesday 11.30 – 2.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 4.30 – 6.00pm

Sunday 2.00 – 4.00pm

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)
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: