Individual Volunteer Opportunities
We need people like you
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Second Harvest. We couldn’t do what we do without the generous support of people like you. Below are the ways you can help.
Volunteering on a regular basis: Learn more and apply.
Court-ordered community service hours: Before registering and starting your volunteer service, you must apply for pre-approval.
Sort food in our warehouse
Help us sort and box the fresh produce and healthy groceries we provide to neighbors in our community. Shifts are available at our Cypress Center in San Jose.
Distribute food to the community
Help your neighbors get the nutritious food they need by volunteering at one of our community food distributions. They are located in nearly every neighborhood in Silicon Valley.
Host a virtual food drive
Virtual food drives – a.k.a. fundraisers – are a great way to support the cause. Create a customized fundraising page, spread the word and raise critical support.
Deliver food to homes
A recurring volunteer activity, load your vehicle and deliver healthy groceries to homes of seniors and other homebound clients in Santa Clara or San Mateo County.
Share resources and nutrition education
Spread the word about our services and other food resources. Help clients learn about how nutritious food can improve their lives and ways to incorporate the food they receive from us in everyday recipes.
Help out in our office
If you like working in a friendly office environment, there are a number of opportunities available. Our highest need is for front desk and light admin coverage. Click below for openings or email Alicia Ontai at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for the Turkey Trot
Start Thanksgiving Day by volunteering at the Turkey Trot. This festive event supports Second Harvest and other local charities. Registration will open in the fall of 2020!