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Our work may surprise you.

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

Monday or Friday mornings  8.30am to 11.45am approx (START AND FINISH IN GRENADA NORTH) - weekly commitment

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 (START AND FINISH IN GRENADA NORTH)

Monday, Wednesday or Friday x 2 8.30am to 11.45am approx - weekly commitment

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 

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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Warehouse Team Members x 4 (based in Grenada North)

Thursday 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 all incoming donations which can be anything from clothing, shoes, food to putting away furniture and whiteware.  Once you have mastered where all our stock is in our warehouse you will be able to assist with making up the various orders from our 65 partner agencies that we distribute stock to.

All donations coming in and going out will need to be photographed and uploaded on to our Facebook page.  A great phone manner is also required as our various partner agencies call or text us so 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 months is required for this shift.

Click here to apply for this voluntary warehouse role