Volunteer With Foodbank

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:

Individual volunteering

We have many volunteering opportunities to suit your skills and interests.

We rely on volunteers to help our shoppers during their first visit, help sort and pack food and groceries in our warehouse, assist at our weighbridges/checkouts and on our Mobile Foodbanks and during our events and fundraising initiatives.

Whether you’re keen to volunteer once or on a regular basis, we can’t wait to have you onboard and helping us feed change.

Team volunteering

We welcome all teams of individuals and groups from organisations to participate in a team volunteering day.

Catering groups from six to 12 people, you and your team can help us with a day spent packing food and groceries in the warehouse or by preparing ready-to-eat meals in our Community Kitchen.

If you’re looking to give back but don’t quite have the numbers for a corporate challenge, a team volunteering day is just what you need and we’d love your support.

Corporate challenges

If you’re a corporate group ready to feed change, join us and take on a challenge.

We have a range of challenges to suit different groups and interests:

  • Takeover Day challenge
  • Meals for Purpose challenge
  • Mega Meal challenge


We believe everyone should have access to good quality food and it is because of our dedicated volunteers that we can be there for Western Australians who need a helping hand. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and they love to share their stories about why they came to volunteer.

We are currently looking for passionate and community-minded volunteers to help us. No experience is required and full training is provided. 

To find out more please email volunteering@foodbankwa.org.au. You can also sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date with any urgent volunteering opportunities. 


Volunteering FAQs


What time do I start?

The day typically starts at 8:30 with an overview of the position and a safety briefing and concludes at approximately 3.00 pm.

What do I wear?

All volunteers must wear steel caps boots and shirts with sleeves. Corporate volunteers can wear sturdy enclosed shoes if they do not have steel cap boots. We recommend long jeans for safety and comfort.

We provide all volunteers with high-visibility vests or aprons if working in the Community Kitchen.

In winter the warehouse gets cold, so it is a good idea to bring a jacket or light pullover.

Do I bring lunch?

You can bring your own lunch or there is a lunch bar approximately 400 metres from the Perth branch on Grogan Road. We have a volunteer kitchen with tea and coffee facilities.