Volunteer

We Depend on You

Pack & Sort volunteer shifts at our Brooklyn Park and Maplewood facilities will resume on Tuesday, January 19 and we are so excited to welcome you back!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Second Harvest Heartland! Please carefully review the following information about volunteering with Second Harvest Heartland prior to registering for a volunteer shift.

Individual volunteers are encouraged to register themselves, however we’ll be managing our groups differently as we resume our volunteer shifts. Group reservations will be limited to 5 volunteers per shift. We hope we will be able to adjust this as we move further into 2021 but are starting out with limited group reservations for the first few months. Please reach out to volunteer@2harvest.org or call 651-282-0901 to discuss group opportunities.

You will be screened prior to your volunteer shift, please ensure that you read the screening questions below in their entirety before registering for a volunteer opportunity. Volunteers unable to pass the screening questions on-site will be turned away.

  1. Have you been within 6 feet of individuals that do not live in your household and/or are not regularly with, without a mask and for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period?
    • If yes, we respectfully request you refrain from volunteering for 14 days from the date of the occurrence.
  2. Volunteers must be age 18 and over to volunteer.
  3. Have you traveled outside of the state of Minnesota? If yes, we respectfully request you refrain from volunteering for 14 days from the date of the occurrence.
  4. We request you refrain from volunteering if:
    • You have been tested for COVID 19 and are awaiting results.
    • You have tested positive for or have been diagnosed with COVID 19.
    • You have been exposed to someone who tests positive or has been diagnosed with COVID 19.
    • You will be able to return to volunteering once you receive a negative test result or your 14-day quarantine period has ended.
  5. Do you have one or more of the following symptoms:
    • Fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
    • Difficulty or trouble breathing
    • New cough or a cough that gets worse
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • If yes, we respectfully request you refrain from volunteering at this time.
  6. Do you have two or more of the following symptoms:
    • Sore throat
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Excessive fatigue (extreme tiredness)
    • New or severe headache
    • New nasal congestion or runny nose
    • If yes, we respectfully request you refrain from volunteering at this time.

Register for a Volunteer Shift

COVID-19 FAQ

For the most up-to-date information, please reference this COVID-19 FAQ page

Volunteer Appreciation Video



Did you know?

Second Harvest Heartland is now a Service Enterprise! Second Harvest Heartland was recently certified through Points of Light with this national accreditation standard recognizing that we uphold best practices in how we engage volunteers throughout our organization.

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Contact Us

Need more information on volunteering? Contact us here or reach out to our Volunteer Engagement team directly at 651-282-0901 or volunteer@2harvest.org.

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