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Individual Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

Need community service hours? You will need to apply for pre-approval before registering and starting your volunteer service. Hours that are performed without approval will not count.

Sort food in our warehouse

Help us sort and box the fresh produce and healthy groceries we provide to the community. Shifts are available at our Cypress Center in San Jose and Bing Center in San Carlos.

Sort food

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.

Distribute food

Host a virtual or traditional food drive

Virtual and traditional food drives are a great way to support the cause – and they can be a lot of fun! Create a customized fundraising page just for you, or collect food and funds, and maximize your impact.

Organize a drive

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.

Inform and educate

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 aontai@shfb.org.

Help us in the office

Join us for the Turkey Trot

Start Thanksgiving Day by volunteering at the Turkey Trot. This festive event supports Second Harvest. Registration is now open!

Volunteer at the Turkey Trot

Are you a returning volunteer?

Go to the calendar

Need to cancel or change your registration?

Go to your personal page

Have questions about volunteering?

Read our FAQs