We Depend on You
Last year, volunteers from school and church groups, corporations, group homes, civic and youth organizations and more, took time to help us with over 147,000 hours of volunteer time. Without this tremendous contribution, our hungry neighbors would not receive the food they need.
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A wide variety of ways to give your time
Sort and Repack Food – Every day we need more than 300 volunteers to help us get food to people in need. Our warehouses in Maplewood and Golden Valley offer a variety of experiences for individuals and groups.
Client Assistance and Administrative Support – Share your special skills and knowledge with us to support hunger relief.
Fresh Produce Distribution – Help distribute grocery products and fresh produce directly to clients at six Twin Cities sites.
Events – We participate in many special community events each year and often recruit volunteers on an as-needed basis.
Volunteer on September 19 at the Deschutes Brewery Street Pub
Community Service Volunteers – Individuals who receive a court order to perform community service will be accepted on a case-by-base basis.
Intern – Join our creative and dynamic team as an intern.
Everyone is welcome
- Groups up to 100 people
Convenient for your schedule
- Once a week or month
- Evenings and weekends
- Multiple locations
Not ready to register or need more information? Contact us »
Volunteering in 60 seconds
Why do our volunteers donate so much of their time? And why do our volunteers support Second Harvest Heartland’s hunger relief efforts?
Watch the short video, “Volunteering in 60 Seconds,” to learn more about one of our weekly volunteers, Terry Miller, and why he does what he does.
See blog post: Volunteering in 60 Seconds