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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 100 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 15-20kg 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 older.

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Food Rescue Driver - must have a Car Full Drivers licence and be over 25 years old, start and finish in Grenada North weekly commitment

Monday mornings from 8.15am to 11.45am approx immediate start - 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 insurancein the chiller truck.    

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 or Thursday mornings 8.15am to 11.45am approx weekly commitment or

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's Grenada North Depot.  Transport is provided during your food rescue shift 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.

Additional duties include going on to Foodstuffs North Island Distribution Hub in Grenada North and collecting empty banana boxes.  Also clearing any food donated by Foodstuffs stores in Whitby, Khandallah and Paremata that they back fill for us. 

Washing food rescue crates, boxing up food ready to go out, taking photos and uploading them on to our Facebook page.  Training and a step by step instruction manual is provided.

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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Person Friday  x 3 (based in Grenada North) Clearing our various drop off points and picking up of bulky items

Tuesday or Wednesday or Thursday mornings 9.30am to 11.30am - weekly commitment

Our ladies at our Grenada North in Wellington warehouse would really appreciate some man power to assist them. For this role you will need to be reasonably fit, over 25 years old and have a full car licence. Unfortunately our charity's vehicle insurance only allows drivers over the age of 25 and holders of a full driving licence for more than 3 years.

The ideal volunteer will be reasonably fit and able to lift up to 20kgs between 2 people using barrel trollies or furniture removal strops.

All applicants must be able to lift full boxes of clothing, shoes, etc up on to our racking unit. Going out in the KCA branded automatic transmission van to collect furniture and whiteware from our generous donors. Collecting pallets of empty banana boxes from Foodstuffs and bringing them back to our warehouse or Linden depot and stacking them in their designated area. Collecting non perishable food stock from Foodstuffs and bringing it back to our warehouse, photographing it, weighing it and then uploading it on to Facebook - training is provided on how to do this using KCA equipment. Keeping the warehouse shelves in an orderly fashion and getting out furniture and bulky items ready for our partner agecnies to collect them to go straight to its new home. Collecting the clean food rescue crates from our LInden depot and transferring them back to our warehouse ready for them to go back out again. Waterblasting the food rescue crates, clearing our various drop off points. 

This is a weekly commitment and you must have your own transport to get to our warehouse based in Grenada North as we are not close to public transport. We also require a minimum of 3 months commitment as on the job training is provided.

The ideal candidate must be reliable and able to work as part of a team.

Please feel free to go to our website or Facebook page to learn more. I have also attached a video link to an article from 3 years ago. The only change in 3 years is the volumes of food that we are rescuing and redistributing.

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/good-sorts-woman-wellington-charities-call

https://m.facebook.com/kiwicommunityassistance

Click here to apply for this voluntary warehouse role

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Warehouse Team Members x 2 (based in Grenada North) 

Tuesday mornings 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.

Clearing various drop off points locally using the KCA van with another team member.  Some furniture pick ups too from our donors homes or businesses.

Picking up empty banana boxes from our sponsors for our depots.

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

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Food Rescue Team Member - must be over 25 years old to drive the KCA vehicle and a full licence

Saturday mornings from 9am to 10am fortnightly commitment

Volunteer 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. 

This role involves driving the KCA automatic car.   You must have a full licence and be over 25 years old for our commercial insurance.

Collecting bakery goods from Churton Park New World, weighing it and photographing it.   Collecting the eggs from Tawa Lions.

Then unload and pack it into our chest freezers at our Linden depot. 

Return KCA vehicle back to our base.

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 Members (no vacancies for this shift at present 25th July 2019)

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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Food Rescue Team Members (No vacancies for this shift at present 25th July 2019)

Sunday 4.30pm to 6pm approx (START AND FINISH IN TAWA) - once a month commitment

Volunteers will need their own transport to get to and from KCA's depot in Linden to make up boxes of food for various agencies that collect that evening.  This role can involve a lot of heavy lifting (15-20kgs) between 2 people, so you must be reasonably fit.

The ideal volunteer must be computer literature and be able to operate a smart phone as you will need to log into our bespoke online ordering system to see the orders.  Then once the boxes have been made up take a photo using a smart phone and upload it on to our Facebook page.  

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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