The Foodbank team is small and we rely heavily on teams and individuals who generously give their time to help us get food to the people who need it. We have different volunteer opportunities available in each state, if you would like to volunteer select your state below:

Volunteers are our key ingredient 

Each day, our amazing volunteers pack food and grocery orders to distribute to our charity partners. From sorting and labeling items to stocking shelves and packing food orders, we welcome you to fight hunger with Foodbank by volunteering in the Sydney Distribution Centre. 

Key information about volunteering:

  • Volunteering is between Monday to Friday 8am to 2pm
  • We are located at 50 Owen Street, Glendenning NSW
  • Wear comfortable casual clothes suitable for the warehouse
  • Arrive wearing fully enclosed rubber-soled shoes
  • The minimum age for volunteers is 15 years

If you are under the age of 15 years or are unable to lift heavy items, we welcome you to support Foodbank by fundraising or hosting a food drive.

Regular volunteering 

We have received and overwhelming level of support since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, and we are not starting new volunteers right now. Our workloads can be unpredictable, and we could need your help soon. If you are able to offer 2-3 days volunteering a week, and are happy to join our waitlist, please submit the online registration form on this page. You can also find other volunteering opportunities with Volunteering NSW and Volunteering ACT.

Group and one-off volunteering 

We are taking additional precautions to protect our team from COVID-19. We need to limit the number of people in our distribution centre and have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend group and one-off volunteering. We look forward to welcoming corporate and community teams back as soon as circumstances allow. For more information, please contact Luke Chesworth, Volunteer Coordinator via email.

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John Robertson shares the precautions Foodbank NSW & ACT is taking during COVID-19 to ensure all staff and volunteers are safe.