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.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) at Second Harvest Heartland provides a monthly box of wholesome food to more than 9,000 seniors. Each month, around 2,000 seniors pick up their boxes of groceries from the Maplewood Drive Thru.
The Food Distribution Assistant works closely in a team of 3 in the Maplewood Drive Thru to welcome clients, carry 30- to 40-pound boxes to clients’ cars and sort produce and other perishable food for dates and quality.
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. 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 lead a distribution site where Second Harvest Heartland gives out the boxes. We go into the community to make picking up a box of grocery’s convenient to the seniors; we meet them where they are at. Site Partners are the lead volunteer at the distribution and are in charge of running the grocery distributions for seniors by providing excellent customer service to our clients, and working alongside the other volunteers at the distribution. This is a once a month position for 2–3 hours per month.
Current Site Partner Need:
Village Green Apartments
460 Mississippi Street NE Fridley, MN 55432
2nd Wednesday, 12:30 – 2:15 PM
6 months-1 year commitment