Volunteers are vital to Second Harvest Food Bank, we depend on the time and efforts of our volunteers to help us better serve our community. Our volunteers perform tasks that we would not otherwise have the staff or time to complete and allows us to get more food out into the community where it is needed.

Volunteer Hours

Monday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Tuesday 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Thursday 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm

* Call to inquire about additional days and times

** Volunteer hours are subject to change according to warehouse needs

We are always looking for Mobile Fresh Distribution Volunteers.
This is where you will actually be at the location with the mobile fresh delivery truck to help hand out food to our participants.
Please contact our Mobile Fresh Coordinator at (209) 239-2091 to find out which opportunities to help are closest to you.

Click Here to Submit Your Information to Volunteer

Group Opportunities

Group volunteer projects are set up on an individual basis.

They are scheduled in advance or in conjuction with an event to ensure there are enough projects to be done for every member. Perfect for organizations, youth groups, etc.  If you are interested please email Jessica at jvaughan@secondharvest.org or call her at (209) 239-2091.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Sorting and labeling canned goods
  • Sorting miscellaneous product
  • Sorting and boxing produce
As often as your schedule allows, we are very flexible and glad for the help!
  • Please dress according to the weather outside volunteer work is done in a warehouse so the temperature can either be very warm or quite cool.
  • No open-toed shoes will be allowed in the warehouse, closed-toed shoes must be worn at all times.
  • You can bring gloves if you would like but we will also provide them to you.
  • Due to the use of forklifts and other machinery in the warehouse we do not allow headphones while on the floor.
  • We ask that cell phone useage be limited only to the kitchen or designated areas.
Yes! We do need volunteers for the special events that we throw throughout the year simply contact Jessica at the Second Harvest offices to sign up at either 209-239-2091 or jvaughan@secondharvest.org
We track all volunteer hours throughout the year and once a year we have a volunteer Barbecue. Certificates and hour Pins are handed out at the event as a special thank you for your services.
  • Yes! Especially during the Holiday Season October- January
  • You must have a clean driving record as we add you to our insurance and you drive our vehicles
  • Yes volunteers in the warehouse must be 18 years or older for insurance purposes
  • Exceptions can be made for large groups but they need to be set up in advance