Volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank

Volunteers play an essential role in the operations of Second Harvest and we could not do what we do without the help of thousands of volunteers each year.  Last year alone, volunteers donated over 18,000 hours of service and repacked more than 1.3 Million LBS of food and grocery products, packed thousands of backpcks, mobile food pantry boxes and senior food boxes.

Volunteer opportunities are available for groups up to 45 people and individuals in our Volunteer Work Center. Larger groups should contact our Volunteer Relations Manager to schedule. Hours are available to fit every schedule including normally one Saturday each month.

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

  • Repack: Sorting, inspecting, relabeling or repacking food in our Repack Room.
  • BackPack, Senior & Mobile Food Pantry Boxes: Packing bags and boxes for distribution to families and children in our Clean Room.
  • On-Site Distribution: Be part of our mobile and school food pantry distributions.
  • Office: Help out at our front desk by assist with filing, data entry, mailings and other administrative activities.
  • Special Events / Projects: Support staff during events, activities, campaigns, mobile produce pantries, and food drives.

All volunteers are asked to review our Volunteer Orientation & Good Management Practices prior to their volunteer shift. 

Sign-up for volunteer opportunities here.

For more information or to schedule group volunteer opportunites contact the Volunteer Relations Manager.