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Thank you for your interest in joining the Volunteer Experience by applying to become a volunteer. Second Harvest could not operate at full capacity without the thousands of hours of volunteer work provided through the Volunteer Experience. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of Second Harvest and its programs.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to offer their individual services without adult supervision, and adult supervisors must accompany volunteers ages 10 to 16 and must work beside the volunteer at all times. One adult supervisor is required for every 7 volunteers ages 10 to 16. We are unable to accept court ordered community service volunteers, volunteers currently on probation, and volunteers younger than 10 years of age. Please review the Food Safety PowerPoint prior to starting your shift.
Second Harvest encourages all volunteers to take Hunger 101. This one-hour crash course will teach you more about Second Harvest’s vision to build hunger-free communities. Graduates will even get a Volunteer Experience t-shirt. Click here to sign up for the course or include it in your interests category below.
Call or email Dona McAndrews (816-364-3663)
Group Information (Please leave blank if you are not volunteering with group.)
Volunteer Consent Form
I understand that volunteerism at Second Harvest Community Food Bank may sometimes mean working in warehouse conditions and can sometimes include but is not limited to lifting, working around heavy moving equipment and handling damaged food products. I herby accept and assume full responsibility for any injury I might suffer while volunteering at Second Harvest. Minor Diplomats are expected to follow safety rules and all other rules related to the warehouse. In the event of an injury parents/guardians authorizes Second Harvest staff to seek treatment for minor Diplomats (under 18) and to take other action should a medical emergency arise and waive and release my right for damages. Parental Permission: Second Harvest will take all precautions to provide and maintain a safe environment for its Diplomats. Minor Diplomats are expected to follow safety rules and all other rules related to the warehouse. Second Harvest accepts no liability for minor Diplomats who leave Second Harvest property without parental or guardian consent. Auto Insurance: I shall not operate a personal vehicle for volunteer activities unless I have at least the minimum amount of liability insurance required by Missouri law. Photo Release: I hereby give Second Harvest permission to copyright and/or use, reuse and/or publish and/or republish pictures or images of me for the purpose of illustration, advertising and promoting Second Harvest through any medium. Second Harvest has the right to change or alter this material.
Background Check Waiver
Second Harvest will conduct a background check based on the personal information you provide. Please understand that your ability to volunteer at Second Harvest is contingent on the successful completion of a background check. Second Harvest utilizes a third-party service by Raptor Technologies to perform the background check. If you do not wish to have a background check completed or do not have a State issued identification; you are not eligible to volunteer for Second Harvest unless you provide a completed background check from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. By signing below, you authorize Second Harvest to perform a background check based on the information you provided.
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