Special Skills (Interest-specific) Volunteering: Do you have other skills or experience to share with us that aren't listed here? Please let us know your area of interest and time availability. New volunteers are always welcome! Contact Us
Professional, Administrative, Clerical, and General Office volunteer opportunities that are currently available:
Agency Check-in Volunteer: San Mateo County
Location: Various partner community agencies throughout San Mateo County
Description: A volunteer is needed to check in partner agencies that come in to pick up orders and shop in the warehouse. This volunteer would process orders on the computer and assist with loading, as well as accept donations as needed.
- Thorough and attentive to details
- Computer friendly
- Able to handle light lifting (up to 25 pounds)
- Able to use pallet jack
Hours: Ongoing, every Friday from 7:30am - 11:30am.
phone: (650) 610-0800 x418
Food Connection Hotline Operator
Description: Volunteer with the CalFresh and Food Connection Teams! Help combat hunger and address food insecurity by working with the Outreach team to educate the community about the CalFresh (Food Stamp) program and other available food resources. The Food Connection Hotline Operator will assist callers by providing referrals for food assistance.
Location: Curtner Center (750 Curtner Ave., San Jose)
Supports: Food Connection, a food referral hotline to connect people seeking food assistance.
Hours: Flexible 3-hour shifts between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Volunteer positions with Food Connection require a commitment of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months.
- Must be bi-lingual in English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese
- Excellent customer-service skills
- Experience working with diverse populations
- Ability to use the computer
- Age 18+ years
- Participate in on-the-job training provided by Second Harvest Food Bank staff
Note: Appropriate for individuals and small groups.
phone: (408) 266-8866 x295