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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We are looking for volunteers to call and thank our donors who gave on Give to the Max Day. Give to the Max Day is one of our biggest fundraising days of the year (last year we raised over $680,000)! Thank you calling is an important stewardship strategy for us that makes our donors feel appreciated. Volunteers will not be making solicitations; they will only be thanking donors.

This is a one-time volunteer opportunity.Dates we need volunteers are: Monday, Nov. 20th, Tuesday, Nov. 21th, Wednesday, Nov. 22th, 9:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm, Location: Golden Valley or Maplewood

Click here to view the full job description. Sign up: and click on schedule shift, then find date and time you want to volunteer OR click here to Express interest.

The Stewardship Coordinator will work closely with the Development teams to steward and cultivate Second Harvest Heartland’s donors. The Stewardship Coordinator will help Second Harvest Heartland leverage the power of a meaningful “thank you”. They will help us strengthen our brand by spreading gratitude and goodwill to our donors, while also offering our donors different opportunities to further engage with our work.

Share your love of food with seniors in your community. As Nutrition Educator, you can assist the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) department with providing nutrition education. You will be responsible for leading nutrition education sessions that include healthy recipe sampling, visual aide(s) and handouts at various sites. You will have the opportunity to interact with seniors, build relationships as you visit the same distribution sites each month, and share your passion for healthy food & recipes.

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 work with 2-4 clients each month; they are the same clients each month 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:

  • Richfield
  • Blaine

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 follow-up with 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.

Seeking a technology professional to bring knowledge of business solutions, assess needs, and recommend business tools. The goal of this position is to help Second Harvest Heartland’s Volunteer Engagement Department minimize inefficiencies and maximize capacity as we engage over 28,000 volunteers a year.

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