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 to successfully reach its mission to alleviate hunger in East Central Indiana. Second Harvest Food Bank provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment with opportunities in both our warehouse and office. 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 can volunteer anytime Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and 4:30PM, except for major holidays.

Groups of ten (10) volunteers or more are encouraged to call ahead and schedule a time to volunteer. We designate the first Saturday of every month from 9am until 12pm for groups of ten (10) or more who cannot volunteer during the week.

Please contact Kellie Arrowood at Karrowood@curehunger.org to schedule your group.

Some basics to know before volunteering are:

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age and accompanied by an adult to work in our warehouse during regular business hours. Exceptions are made for groups of 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 are asked to complete the Volunteer Information Sheet/Waiver 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.