Skilled Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering Is More Than Packing Food

See below for how you can put your skills to work in many other ways at Second Harvest Heartland.

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Second Harvest Heartland provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and over through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS).Seniors are given a box of highly nutritious food including canned fruits, vegetables and juices, dry and UHT milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta. Volunteers in this position lead a distribution site where Second Harvest Heartland gives out boxes. Working alongside the other volunteers, the Site Partner is in charge of running the grocery distribution for seniors by providing excellent customer service to our clients, cultivating and maintaining customer service excellence, and ensuring smooth, effective communication between volunteers, participants and SHH Site Coordinator. This is a once a month position for 2-3 hours per month. Current Need: • Humboldt Apartments, 516 Humboldt Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55107 on the 1st Thursday of the month, 12:00 – 1:15 PM

Second Harvest Heartland provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and over through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS).Seniors are given a box of highly nutritious food including canned fruits, vegetables and juices, dry and UHT milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta.

Volunteers in this position assist at the distribution site where Second Harvest Heartland gives out the boxes of groceries. Volunteers provide excellent customer service to our seniors, work alongside other volunteers to ensure the distribution runs smoothly. This is a once a month position for 1.5-3 hours per month.

Current Needs:

  • Volunteers for Neighborhood House, 179 Robie St E, Saint Paul, MN 55107 on the 1st Thursday of the month from 10:30am – 12 pm
  • Volunteers for Family Pathways, 1575 1st Ave E, Cambridge, MN 55008 on the 1st Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm

1 in 10 Minnesotans are at risk of missing a meal today, but you can help. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at Second Harvest Heartland is seeking friendly and motivated volunteers to assist SNAP Outreach specialists with follow-up to clients with phone calls. The SNAP program helps struggling families and individuals with monthly benefit allotments to purchase and put food on the table.

As such, the utilization of volunteers is vital in helping SNAP Outreach specialists track who was approved, denied, and/or are still pending for SNAP benefits. Comfortable working on phones and computer is needed.

Second Harvest Heartland (SHH) is seeking a Video Production Volunteer to produce orientation video(s). These videos will be used to orient new volunteers to SHH. Our new volunteers want to learn the mission and strategies of the work we do—about our programs and impact. The intent of the videos is to be a concise and useful overview of SHH work. The Video Production Volunteer will create a video outline/storyboard of project, capture video footage, and arrange/edit video footage and soundscape (voice-overs, background music) to produce final orientation videos.

Second Harvest Heartland (SHH) provides a box of nutritious food each month to low-income seniors 60 years and over through the Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS).Seniors are given a box of highly nutritious food. The packages may include canned fruits, vegetables and juices, dry and UHT milk, American cheese, canned meat, peanut butter or dried beans, cereal, rice or pasta. Volunteers in this position work with 2-4 clients each month; they are the same clients in order to build a relationship one. Volunteers deliver the box of groceries one time per month. Get matched with seniors in you desired delivery area. Low commitment each month, but big impact on a senior’s life.

Current Needs:

  • Current needs in both the West and East metro area.

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