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Food Bank Assistant


Salvation Army Alexandra


Food Services


Working Hours



Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. They’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support. The Salvation Army are committed to our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society. They work hard to provide better options in life and a helping hand towards a brighter future for families and individuals who ask for help.

One of the many services the Salvation Army provides in Alexandra is the food bank.  Alexandra New World generously donates credits (damaged or expired but still consumable groceries) which are put aside for collection by the food bank for needy people in our community.

Volunteers are needed to:

  • Collect credits from Alexandra New World delivery area and pack into personal vehicle. 
  • Liaise appropriately and politely with New World staff to collect credits at the agreed time.
  • Transport credits to the food bank in Royal Terrace, Alexandra.
  • Unpack boxes and put items on shelves and/or in fridge/freezer.

Volunteers can gain:

  • Enhanced interpersonal skills including communication and empathy.
  • Tolerance and patience when working with others who may be busy.
  • Self satisfaction from knowing you are supporting people in need.


Volunteers interested in the role must be/have:

  • Access to a safe and roadworthy vehicle that you are willing to use for this purpose and hold a current drivers licence.
  • Relatively good level of fitness to enable lifting of boxes.
  • Good communication.
  • Polite, respectful, honest, reliable.

Time commitment

Less than 1 hour on weekdays.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

Ref: 1774

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