Volunteer

We Depend on You

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. If you would like to bring a group, reservations are required. 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.

Please note: Because the COVID-19 vaccination is not 100% effective, all safety guidelines (mask, distancing, etc) and passing the volunteer screening questions are still in effect even if a person has received the vaccine.

  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.

Our new volunteer management system is live! To learn more about our volunteer opportunities and to view open volunteer shifts click the button below.

Volunteer Appreciation Video

Did you know?

Second Harvest Heartland is a certified Service Enterprise organization. We uphold best practices in volunteer management as we strategically embed volunteers across all facets of the organization to successfully deliver on our mission of ending hunger together.

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Contact Us

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

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