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Food Rescue Heroes- Collection & Delivery Drivers and Assistants (Invercargill)


KiwiHarvest Dunedin/Invercargill


Food Services


Working Hours



KiwiHarvest is Invercargill's food rescuer, moving surplus food from donors to charities and community groups working with the city's food insecure. Such a simple way to help protect our environment and do some social good - twice the feel-good factor!

As a driver you will:

  • drive the food rescue vehicles to the various food donors and collect their food.
  • redistribute this food to charities and community groups who are feeding those in need.

If you don't feel too comfortable driving a vehicle, there is the option of tagging along as a helping hand.
As a driver assistant you will:

  • Accompany KiwiHarvest drivers on their collection rounds to local food donation sites
  • Assist with deliveries to recipient agencies who distribute food.
  • Mainly help with loading and unloading the vehicle
  • Input data into the KiwiHarvest system.

All drivers and assistants will be inducted and taken on a trial run.

As a Vehicle Assistant you will:

  • Contribute to protecting the environment from the adverse effects of food waste
  • Help those in need in your local community


  • Positive attitude
  • Physical fitness (including the ability to lift boxes up to 20kg)
  • Some familiarity with a smart phone would be useful

Time commitment

Options as below, typical shifts would be 3-4 hrs, depending on your availability.

  • Mondays (going to Gore) 3-4 hrs 8.45am – 12.45pm
  • Wednesdays (Invercargill and Gore) 8:45am- 2:45pm (half or full day shift)
  • Fridays (going to Gore or town) 3-4 hrs 8.45am – 12.45pm
  • Collect school lunches weekly and delivering them to our local night shelters 2pm to 3.30pm
    Please get in touch below for any more details around the roles and timings.

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.

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