Welcome to the Volunteer Experience! Second Harvest could not operate at full capacity without the thousands of hours our volunteers contribute. We welcome volunteers in every aspect of Second Harvest and our programs. We serve more than 9,700 individuals each week and distribute 500,000 pounds of food each month. This is only possible with our volunteers.

Qualified volunteers are:

  • At least 16 years of age
  • Supervised by an adult if they are between the ages of 10 and 16, and one adult is required for every seven volunteers under the age of 16.

The following do not meet our qualifications for volunteering:

  • Court-ordered community service volunteers
  • Volunteers currently on probation
  • Volunteers younger than 10 years of age

Please review the Food Safety Brochure prior to starting your shift. Questions: Call or email Valerie Brandt (816.364.3663) vbrandt@ourcommunityfoodbank.org.

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Hunger 101

A One Hour Crash Course on Hunger!

If you are becoming a volunteer or you have ever even considering volunteering, we encourage you to take Hunger 101. This one-hour crash course will teach you the basics about Second Harvest’s vision and ignite a passion in you to work with us toward hunger-free communities. For a Hunger 101 schedule, contact us at info@ourcommunityfoodbank.org.

No Hunger Summer Needs You! 

Second Harvest is gearing up for year four of No Hunger Summer, our summer feeding program that provides meals to children under the age of 18 during the summer months.  Last year we provided nearly 40,000 meals through the program and with anticipated growth we expect to approach approximately 60,000 meals this year. We need on-site volunteers, prize donations, coordinators for children’s programming and food donationsGet Involved with No Hunger Summer (Click for details).

Become a Second Harvest Volunteer

Welcome to Second Harvest! We are excited that you are thinking of becoming a volunteer. Without our dedicated volunteers providing thousands of hours of donated time, Second Harvest could not run its operations.

Second Harvest provides a variety of volunteer opportunities because volunteers are a necessary part of every program we offer.

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 seven 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 Brochure prior to starting your shift.

Second Harvest relies on a full staff of volunteers to help us in all of our programs. By clicking through the form below, you’ll see a list of options where you can join the team! For more detailed information, please call us at 816.364.FOOD or contact us at volunteers@ourcommunityfoodbank.org

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