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Two volunteers in black aprons smiling in the wholefoods kitchen


Volunteers are the lifeblood of Wholefoods, and it's super easy to get started! We serve hundreds of customers every day, so we value anyone who is willing to take on a shift; whether that be in our restaurant, cafe, general space or on social media. In short, there are many ways to help out.

As a volunteer at Wholefoods, you'll learn valuable hospitality skills. Our training covers safely handling and preparing food, operating a point of sale; and regular workshops on coffee making and baking. You'll be able to practice your communication skills with customers and improve your confidence on the job.

You'll also join a community that values skill-sharing, respect, cooperation; and encourages you to have your say on how the organisation should be run. You'll be involved in our financial discussions and planning, our social media directives, and be able to suggest ways on how we could improve our service.

Volunteers are also rewarded for their contributions. We supply all our volunteers with meal tickets for each hour that they've worked, which can be redeemed for items in our restaurant and cafe, as well as at workshops and events throughout the semester.

How do I sign up?

You'll need to attend an induction session, where we'll give you a brief introduction to our history and how we operate, as well as a tour of our facilities. You'll also be provided with all the necessary information on things you'll need to do before you start your first shift.

These sessions are not a contract! We want volunteering at Wholefoods to be flexible and fun, so if you're just interested in how volunteering works and would like to find out more, you're more than welcome to attend.

To sign up for an upcoming induction session, please go to:

Do I need to bring anything to the induction with me?

Nope! Just your smile and yourself.

How long do inductions go for?

Induction sessions typically run for about 45 minutes. Once you have completed one, you won't need to do another (even if you decide not to start volunteering until the following semester!).

Can I volunteer to gain work experience?

Absolutely! We can even write you a reference for the time and skills that you've acquired at Wholefoods.

Do I need any prior experience to volunteer at Wholefoods?

Nope, nope and nope. You'll get all the necessary training on the job, and people of all backgrounds are encouraged to volunteer.

For any further information, or to express your interest in volunteering, please email

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