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

Please contact Kellie Arrowood at Karrowood@curehunger.org or 765-287-8698 ext 105 to schedule your group.

Join us on the Day of Beneficence!

On The Day of Beneficence, Ball State alumni and friends can sign up for one of the following service projects in their area or choose to connect with a community partner/organization and register as an independent participant/service project. 

Day of Beneficence is April 18th, but we have opportunities throughout the week!

Jay County Tailgate
April 15th

Wednesday
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
807 E Votaw St, Portland

Volunteers will need to be at least 16 years of age and be accompanied by a parent/legal gaurdian.


Senior Safety Net
April 16th

Thursday
12 p.m.
8109 S Walnut St, Daleville

Volunteers will need to be at least 18 years of age

Forward S.T.E.P.S. Meal
April 16th

Thursday
4:30 – 7 p.m.
309 E Adams St.,
Muncie

Volunteers will need to be at least 16 years of age and be accompanied by a parent/legal gaurdian.

Henry County Tailgate
April 17th

Friday
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
709 S Memorial Dr., New Castle

Volunteers will need to be at least 16 years of age and be accompanied by a parent/legal gaurdian.

Randolph County Tailgate
April 17th

Friday
12:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
701 N Union St., Winchester

Volunteers will need to be at least 16 years of age and be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Second Harvest Food Bank
April 18th

Saturday
9 am- 12 pm
6621 N Old SR 3, Muncie

Volunteers under 18 years of age and be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Registration closes Monday, April 6

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.

Interested in Volunteering?

Fill out my online form.