Volunteering with Community Foods

Volunteering at Community Foods is a fantastic way to get involved. Things are changing, old faces have moved on and new ones are popping up. So come and add your positive energy to our community in our 20th year.

It provides a great opportunity to connect with the Cairns community, learn more about Co-op products and decrease your organic food spending.

Volunteers assist the Co-op to run smoothly. On a typical 2-4 hour shift you may spend your time topping up the dried fruit, teas, spices and other ingredients, welcoming and assisting customers, plus helping keep the shop clean and tidy.

Our training gives you up-to-date information about healthy food products within a supportive team environment. You are guaranteed to get that warm inner glow from being one of the gang. As if that wasn't enough, when you do at least an hour a week volunteering you receive a 10% discount on all your purchases!

We regularly run volunteer training sessions which provide a good basis for working in the shop including an overview of volunteering and a run-through of tasks you will do on shift. Training is important to us, and we try and upskill our volunteers.

We’d love to know if you have any special skills you could offer, such as:




office skills

web content

event co-ordination.


To enquire about how you may get involved, just contact the shop about volunteering or complete the form below and the volunteer co-ordinator will get in touch with you.

Before you know it, you will be part of our team.

Submit Your Expression of Interest

Once you have hit the "submit" button, an email will be sent to us with your details.

Please keep in mind that we are volunteers ourselves - so it might take a couple of days for someone to get back to you.

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