Volunteer with Us

Based in Grenada North you will need to have your own vehicle to be able to get to us.  There is off street car parking outside our warehouse.  

Please note: The role that you play at KCA is very valuable with reliability and punctuality being key attributes that we require of our volunteers. Monday to Friday volunteers must be over the age of 16 and able to commit on a weekly basis for a minimum of 3 to 6 months.  Food rescue is a very physical role and you must be reasonable fit and able to lift 15kgs on your own or 20-25kgs between 2 people.  

In the spirit of transparency, none of our volunteers are eligible or allowed to take any of the donated food or goods themselves.

KCA is big, KCA is fast, KCA is flexible.  Our volunteers work at our distribution hub helped over 100,000 residents in the Greater Wellington last financial year.   Our food rescue volunteers redistributed over 257,797kgs of food shared with local school, kindys, soup kitchens, refuges, foodbanks, community groups and families self isolating working with our partner agencies. 

Our non-food operation volunteers worked at our warehouse last year and successfully made up over 4,124 banana boxes full of stock. 

Our team of 49 volunteers would really like to have a few pairs of additional hands to join our teams.  

During your interview please let us know if you have holidays booked.

We have a wide range of voluntary roles at KCA which we would love to fill asap with the busiest time of the year upon us - Christmas.  Please feel free to pick 1 day and time slot that would work for you.  

 

KCA Staff


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Food Rescue Admin Team Member in Chiller Truck 

Start and finish in Grenada North, Pick which day, departing weekly from 8am to 11.45am immediate start

Once you have arrived at our warehouse, our storeman or general manager will go through with you the manifest for the day.   

1 on 1 training is provided and there is also a manual that you can refer to.

Working closely with the volunteer driver you will be required to sort and box donated food from local supermarkets ensuring that you check the 'use by' and the 'best before' dates before placing it into banana boxes.  All donated food is also weighed for reporting purposes. 

You must be able to use a 'smart phone' to take photos and upload the photos on our Facebook page with narrations whilst in the chiller truck between supermarkets. KCA will provide the smart phone for this function. Please note that you will be required to use your own personal cellphone to check in and out of the store using the Woolworths app online.  This uses minimal amount of data and you are more than welcome to go to customer service desk at each store to sign in manually. 

Good communication skills are required, as this team member liaises with the various partner agencies calling them from our chiller truck to arrange at time to collect the stock from our refrigeration equipment.    These partner agencies come from all over the Greater Wellington region, including Kapiti, Upper Hutt, and Wellington City. 

This role involves heavy lifting of 15kgs for 1 person and 20kgs between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit. KCA provides a barrel trolley to wheel the stock to the chiller truck.

This role is a once a week commitment for a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

Click here to apply to assist us to do food rescue


Wednesday, Thursday or Friday Chiller Truck Food Rescue Driver (must be over 25 years old and have a full car drivers licence for our commerical insurance) 

Start and finish in Grenada North, Pick which day, departing weekly from 8am to 11.45am immediate start

Once you have arrived at our warehouse, our storeman or general manager will go through with you the manifest for the day.   

1 on 1 training is provided and there is also a manual that you can refer to.

Working closely with the volunteer admin person you will be required to sort and box donated food from local supermarkets ensuring that you check the 'use by' and the 'best before' dates before placing it into banana boxes.  All donated food is also weighed for reporting purposes. 

Please note that you will be required to use your own personal cellphone to check in and out of the store using the Woolworths Visitors app.  This uses minimal amount of data and you are more than welcome to go to customer service desk at each store to sign in manually. 

Good communication skills are required, careful driving of our chiller truck ensuring that we arrive at each store in our allocated time slot.

This role involves heavy lifting of 15kgs for 1 person and 20kgs between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit. KCA provides a barrel trolley to wheel the stock to the chiller truck.

This role is a once a week commitment for a minimum of 3 to 6 months.

Click here to apply to assist us to do food rescue


Sunday Chiller Truck Driver x 3 (applicants for driving chiller truck must be over 25 years old and hold a clean Class 1 driving licence)

Start and finish in Grenada North, departing at 8.45am to 12pm immediate start

Once a month commitment

Working closely with the volunteer driver and other volunteers, you will be required to sort and box donated food from local supermarkets ensuring that you check the 'use by' and the 'best before' dates before placing it into banana boxes.  All donated food is also weighed for reporting purposes. 

The volunteer admin person must be able to use a 'smart phone' to take photos and upload the photos on our Facebook page with narrations whilst in the chiller truck between supermarkets. KCA will provide the smart phone for this function. Please note that you will be required to use your own personal cellphone to check in and out of the store using the Woolworths app online.  This uses minimal amount of data and you are more than welcome to go to customer service desk at each store to sign in manually. 

Good communication skills are required, as this team member liaises with the various partner agencies calling them from our chiller truck to arrange at time to collect the stock from our refrigeration equipment.    These partner agencies come from all over the Greater Wellington region, including Kapiti, Upper Hutt, and Wellington City. 

This role involves heavy lifting of 15kgs for 1 person and 20kgs between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit. KCA provides a barrel trolley to wheel the stock to the chiller truck.

This role is a once a month commitment for a minimum of 6 months.

Click here to apply online


Warehouse Team Members, Grenada North 

Monday, Wednesday or Friday 9.30am to 11.30am, weekly commitment

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from our warehouse in Grenada North as we are not on a public transport route.

This role involves sorting and boxing up, or storing, all incoming donations. This can be anything from clothing and food, to furniture and whiteware. Once you have mastered where all the stock is in our warehouse, you will be able to assist with making up the various orders from our 90 partner agencies we distribute to.

Each warehouse team is also responsible for putting out the rubbish, wiping down the sorting tables and vacuuming their work areas. This helps out the next volunteer shift and is done by a roster system so each team member only does this about once a month. 

The warehouse team photographs all donations coming in and going out, and posts them to our Facebook page. Our various partner agencies call and text us, so a great phone manner is required and you must be able to use a smart phone.  

This role can involve some heavy lifting (between 2 people) so you must be reasonably fit.

A minimum commitment of 3 to 6 months is required for this shift.

Click here to apply for this voluntary warehouse role