Get Involved

Love and respect for food, people, our purpose and our planet!

Volunteers are the heart and soul of KiwiHarvest – we simply couldn’t do what we do, or grow without you. So we make sure that volunteering with us is fun and rewarding too.

Thanks to the overwhelming support of so many amazing people, our volunteer programme is currently full.

It’s important to us that we’re able to provide every KiwiHarvest volunteer with a rewarding role, and the support to thrive in that role, and we currently have a full quota of fantastic volunteers.

If you’d like to help us out in future when we have the capacity to involve more volunteers in our work, please sign up to our volunteer mailing list below, and we will be in touch.

Please fill in the form below to join our volunteer mailing list.

Get your team
on board

Your help enables us to build and sustain our smart business model and accelerates our big plans to nourish communities.

Engaging your team with KiwiHarvest is an opportunity to be part of a meaningful social enterprise and develop a great sense of community around your organisation. Knowing that what you do makes a difference makes everyone feel empowered. We can help engage your whole business, from staff to customers, with programmes which provide the perfect sponsorship fit.

If you’d like to donate or collaborate with KiwiHarvest, please contact us by clicking the button below.

Donate or collaborate


Your donation dollar has a very real impact $100 = 200 meals that KiwiHarvest can deliver. Here are some great ways your team can raise money.

  • Company Matching – have your company match your donation.
  • Workplace Giving programmes that make it easy to donate.
  • Raffles or auctions at your social club or workplace events.
  • Nominate KiwiHarvest as your Charity of Choice next time you enter a sponsored team event
  • Leftover Lunches – Get everyone to bring their leftovers, share a meal – donate what you would have spent on your lunch to KiwiHarvest
  • Donate excess gift vouchers, flybuys points or items that we could use for fundraising auctions
  • A good old-fashioned bake sale or sausage sizzle always works!

We can also arrange corporate fundraising days, food drives, and volunteering activities.

We also love to share our KiwiHarvest story and will happily to come and talk with your group.

Call 0800 601 609 to discuss how you can be involved or email volunteer@kiwiharvest.org.nz

Cooking for a cause

A new and unique team building experience in New Zealand, our flagship Cooking for a Cause* programme is a group cooking session led by a professional chef, creating delicious meals for delivery to our recipient charities.

We can tailor for groups of 5, 10, 20 or 80 or more, so why not bring your clients, suppliers or supporters to cook alongside you? If you have teams in different locations in New Zealand or Australia who would also like to Cook for a Cause, give us a call.

To discuss your next team building event, please call 0800 601 609 or email maria@kiwiharvest.org.nz

* An initiative designed and developed by our friends at OzHarvest.


We love hearing from kids who are food waste-wise. Are you growing great gardens, wanting to help people in your community, or keen to fundraise for KiwiHarvest? Do you want to learn more about what we do? We’re sure there’s a way we can work together to deliver more goodness. Send us an email and tell us what you are up to foodrescue@kiwiharvest.org.nz