SecondBite simply would not exist without an amazing team of volunteers! Our volunteers donate their time and energy to help us rescue edible, nutritious food that was heading for landfill and give it to people in need, free of charge.
If you would like to give something special back to your local community and have a positive impact on the environment, become an active part of the SecondBite Team and sign up as a volunteer. There are many ways to get involved:
- Join a team collecting surplus food from your local markets
- Assist in one of our warehouses, sorting rescued food and preparing deliveries
- Share your admin skills with us in one of our offices
- Help us with fundraising events and activities
Food Rescue Volunteers - Heidelberg West Warehouse
Food rescue volunteers help us sort rescued produce at our warehouse, making sure it's ready to be donated to food programs run by our community partners. Shifts are available Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm, with volunteers shifts lasting between 2-4 hours.
All volunteers must be 18 years or older and the role involves some manual handling.
Food Delivery Assistants
We are looking for Food Delivery Assistants to help us deliver fruit to schools during term time. Our Food Delivery Assistants help us to distribute high-quality fruit to schools around the Melbourne Metro region, providing nutritious food to disadvantaged kids.
For this role, volunteers must be 18 years or older and physically fit – the role involves lifting 25kg boxes of fruit. Shifts are from 8am-4pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, commencing 13th February. Shifts will start and finish at our warehouse: 93 Northern Rd, Heidelberg West.
Our Market Volunteers help us rescue food at weekend markets across Melbourne. Working as part of a team, Market Volunteers collect food donations from stallholders as the market closes for the day. Shifts last 1-2 hours and you can join one of our teams as an individual, or sign up with friends, family or colleagues as part of a group.
We currently have two market volunteering opportunities available:
Preston Market Volunteers
Saturday collections at Preston Market are coordinated by our Community Connect partners at ‘Food Without Borders’. For further information on this collection, please email Astrid at email@example.com.
South Melbourne Market Volunteers
Our team of Market Volunteers assists with collecting and sorting rescued food at South Melbourne Market on Sundays, from 3.45pm to 4.45pm. Market shifts involve: meeting a SecondBite driver and other volunteers at the market, working as a team to collect food donations from stallholders as the market is closing for the day, then helping the driver to sort and load the food into the SecondBite van. We ask that volunteers commit to one shift per month, for a minimum of six months – groups of volunteers are also encouraged to sign up together.
SecondBite offers regular vorporate volunteering opportunities in our Heidelberg West Warehouse as well as one-off volunteering events. Corporate volunteering with SecondBite is a great team-building activity and also allows your organisation the chance to make a meaningful contribution to the community. If you would like to get your organisation involved, please fill out the form below with you details and we will be in touch.
Food Delivery Assistants
As a Food Delivery Assistant, you would accompany our Drivers on their daily runs and assist with the collection and delivery of food around Brisbane. Shifts are from 7am-3pm, Monday-Friday.
If you are based in Sydney and interested in a corporate volunteer opportunity, please see our Meals that Matter program. There are currently no other volunteering opportunities available with our teams in NSW, SA or TAS. However, we are always looking to get people involved and if you are keen to volunteer with us, please send us your details using the form below and we will be in touch as soon as a suitable opportunity is available.
If you would like to get involved with any of the above opportunities, please fill out the form below, indicating which role/s you are interested in and we will be in touch. If you have specific interests or skills, be sure to let us know: hold down the ctrl/cmd key to select multiple options when filling out the ‘Volunteer Skills’ and ‘Volunteer Interests’ sections.
Please note that SecondBite does not operate on public holidays.