Skilled Volunteer Opportunities


We appreciate your interest in volunteering on a short-term or long-term volunteer project with Second Harvest Heartland! We are temporarily pausing on new volunteer projects. If you are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis in the future, please complete our application here, and we will place you on a waitlist to reach out in the future with a listing of current openings. Otherwise, stay tuned to our webpage for other volunteer options.

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

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Second Harvest Heartland is committed to delivering the premiere volunteer experience in the Midwest, and we need your help. Volunteers in this leadership position will help support and coordinate other volunteers to pack food for our hungry neighbors through CSFP Assembly Line box packing at our Maplewood location. Morning, afternoon, evening or weekend options for this weekly opportunity. Have a big impact on the lives of our hungry neighbors while you interact with volunteers and help with physical set-up, restocking, and clean-up! 6-month minimum commitment.

As a food bank, Second Harvest Heartland manages and maintains over 150,000 square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer warehouse space. The product from our warehouses is distributed to over 1,000 food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and other meal programs in 59 counties across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Volunteers are needed to help track current inventory of our food by conducting weekly/monthly cycle counts. As an Inventory Specialist Volunteer, you will count and physically take inventory of our food in the dry warehouse, cooler and/or freezer where that food is stored (2 volunteers needed for dry warehouse only & 1 volunteer for cooler/freezer only). Previous inventory experience a plus! Weekly 3-hour shift at our Brooklyn Park location. 6-month minimum commitment.

You can join the rapidly growing FOODRx team, an award-winning program that is on a mission to provide millions of nutritious meals for patients who can’t afford to buy enough healthy food to meet their medical needs. By building meaningful connections between patients, health care clinics, and food security solutions, the FOODRx program has demonstrated significant improvements in the health of our patients. The Patient Connect Volunteer is responsible for patient outreach calls, patient cold calling, and providing office services related to the FOODRx program at Second Harvest Heartland (SHH). In this role, you will provide excellent customer service to individuals and households via phone, utilize your friendly and helpful demeanor, and use your strong attention to detail. Weekly volunteer shift for a minimum of 3 hours at our Brooklyn Park location. 6-month minimum commitment.

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