With over 1500 volunteers across the country, OzHarvest is always on the lookout for passionate people to lend a hand. From helping at events, running market stalls, assisting in the vans, answering the phones, working with our chefs and corporate teams at a Cooking for a Cause session or even handpicking oranges at a local farm! The fun never ends once you don a yellow OzHarvest volunteer shirt, whatever you do you’ll be helping us to ‘nourish our country’.

Cooking for a Cause: If you’ve been searching for a team building with a difference, then look no further. OzHarvest’s Cooking for a Cause is a hands-on cooking class open to groups of all sizes. Led by the lovely OzHarvest chefs, teams get busy in the kitchen transforming rescued food into restaurant-quality meals that are then delivered directly to disadvantaged communities.

In addition to bonding over a big pot of soup and experiencing the joy of chopping an onion properly your team will take away practical kitchen skills and the knowledge that they have made a real difference, allowing those less fortunate to eat with dignity.

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Cooking for a Cause: OzHarvest Brisbane, 2/8 Textile Crescent, Salisbury

Food Rescue: 72 Crockford Street, Northgate (will vary depending on location of commercial outlets and partners)



No. of People Required

Varies depending on activity

Food Rescue: 8 placements available per week

Time Commitment

Varies depending on activity

Food Rescue: shifts start at 6.45am and 8.15am and are 7.75 hours in duration

Cooking for a Cause: 4.5 hours per session, Wednesday to Friday

Other Requirements

  1. Read this important document: Volunteering with OzHarvest Information. It outlines full details on our volunteer program, roles available and the recruitment process.
  2. Fill out our online application form here (this is not compatible with mobile devices; please use a desktop computer).
  3. Attend a Volunteer Information Session. Information on timings can be found here.  

*Filling out the online application form AND attending a Volunteer Information Session are both compulsory and the first steps to becoming a volunteer with OzHarvest.

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