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We need more volunteers to join our team so that we can continue the important work in the local community.  We have vacancies for volunteers to assist us with food rescue and sorting and boxing up of non-food donations.  

Every day kiwis find themselves in need: a mother and her children shifted to avoid family violence and needing support; children going hungry at school or others
down on their luck.

We have 80 volunteers who provide all the manpower required to run our operations and all donated food and goods that are fit for purpose are passed on to front line charities for FREE.  

KCA is small; KCA is fast; KCA is flexible, and we help many in need.

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 (between 2 people)  and commit to volunteering with KCA for three months.   To volunteer with KCA you must be 14 years old or more.

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Warehouse Sorter & Making up Non-Food Orders in Grenada North - Wednesday mornings from 9.30am to 11.30am

Do you have a desire to make a difference, to help create strong, supportive, sustainable communities for children and their families?  KCA reduces waste in our environment by encouraging the reuse of pre-loved clothing, footwear, linen, blankets and general household items in good used condition.  Our donors donate these items by dropping them at our various drop off points across the Northern suburbs of Wellington to Porirua.  We do have some volunteer drivers who cover the Eastern suburbs of Wellington and Wellington City. 

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's Grenada North Depot.   

KCA can receive orders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via our online ordering system, from our partner agencies. The requests can be for anything from clothing and footwear to furnishing a whole home for a family anywhere in the Greater Wellington region. 


If you are a team player, can help with sorting goods and making up orders, working with a very social group, we would love you to apply. 

The role is part time for a minimum of 3 months.  Volunteers are rostered on once a week, but can do more often if they wish.

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Click here to apply for this voluntary warehouse role

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Food Rescue Truck Driver - must have a Car Full Drivers licence and be over 25 years old

Monday & Friday 8.30am to 11.45am approx (START AND FINISH IN GRENADA NORTH)

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's Grenada North Depot.  You must have a car full drivers licence and be over 25 years old for you to be covered by our vehicle insurance.    

Food rescue volunteers work with the driver on weekday mornings, collecting and sorting food donated by retailers and food manufacturing companies.  The team meets with partner agencies at a variety of locations from Newlands to Porirua to dispatch the goods collected.  Any unallocated stock is transferred back to KCA's HQ in Grenada North and stored for dispatch later.  This role can involve a lot of heavy lifting (15-20kgs) between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit.

Part time for a minimum of 3 months on a once-a-week basis (more often if you wish, and spaces allow).

Click here to read job description

Click here to apply for this voluntary food rescue role

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Food Rescue Team Member 

Monday x 1, Wednesday x 2, or Friday x 1 8.30am to 11.45am approx (START AND FINISH IN GRENADA NORTH)

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's Grenada North Depot.  Transport is provided during your food rescue shift in our chiller truck as a passenger as part of a team.  

Food rescue volunteers work with the KCA driver on weekday mornings, collecting and sorting food donated by retailers and food manufacturing companies.  The team meets with partner agencies at a variety of locations from Newlands to Porirua to dispatch the goods collected.  Any unallocated stock is transferred back to KCA's HQ in Grenada North and stored for dispatch later.  This role can involve a lot of heavy lifting (15-20kgs) between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit.

Part time for a minimum of 3 months on a once-a-week basis (more often if you wish, and spaces allow).

Click here to read job description

Click here to apply for this voluntary food rescue role

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Food Rescue Team Member x 1

Saturday - 10.20am to 11.20am approx (START AND FINISH IN TAWA) once a month commitment

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from Tawa and be comfortable using their own vehicle to transport the food to our depot.  You will be part of a team of 2 volunteers who will to rescue food from a local Tawa supermarket and collect eggs from another pick up point in Tawa.   

This role can involve a lot of heavy lifting (15-20kgs) between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit.

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

Click here to apply for this voluntary food rescue role

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Food Rescue Team Member x 2

Sunday 1.30pm to 3.30pm approx (START AND FINISH IN TAWA) - once a month commitment

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's depot at 5 Peterhouse Street in Tawa to collect their uniform and equipment required to do this shift. You will be part of a team of 3 volunteers who will drive our chiller truck to Johsonville to rescue food from a local market.   

This role can involve a lot of heavy lifting (15-20kgs) between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit.

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

Click here to apply for this voluntary food rescue role

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