Each day, we’re fortunate to have volunteers give their time to help fellow neighbors here in East Central Indiana. The work of our volunteers helps Second Harvest in its mission to alleviate hunger in East Central Indiana. Second Harvest Food Bank provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive environment. Volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their social and work skills, gain a sense of contribution and accomplishment, and network with and meet new people.
We can accommodate individuals, families and groups and have an “Open Door Volunteer Policy” for volunteering. This means you individuals can volunteer any time Monday through Friday between 9am and 3pm, except for major holidays, and stay as late as 4:30pm. All groups, and families with young children, will need to call and speak with our volunteer coordinator to schedule a time to volunteer.
We designate the First Saturday of every month for groups of ten (10) or more who cannot volunteer during the week. All First Saturday groups will need contact our volunteer coordinator to schedule which Saturday they would like to come in. Please keep in mind that our First Saturdays fill up quick during the school year and are on a first come first served basis, so be sure to call well in advance
Some basics to know before volunteering are:
Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult or group supervisor to work in our warehouse during regular business hours. Exceptions are made for groups and families with younger volunteers, but please keep in mind that Second Harvest Food Bank is a “working warehouse” and not all warehouse activities are appropriate for young volunteers. All volunteers who are minors must have their hours scheduled in advance by our volunteer coordinator.
- ALL volunteers are asked to complete the Volunteer Information Sheet/Waiver and agree to our volunteer guidelines upon arrival to volunteer.
- Jeans, shorts and tee shirts are acceptable attire for all volunteer activities.
- We ask ALL volunteers wear CLOSED TOED SHOES for safety. No flip flops, sandals or other open-toed shoes.