Volunteer Opportunities


To learn more about how to become a Second Harvest volunteer, contact Danny Robles,Volunteers Services Manager at (831) 722-7110 ext. 205 or danny@thefoodbank.org.

Saturday Sorts (Job Description)
2014 Saturday Sort Schedule can be viewed BY CLICKING HERE.

Distribution Desk (Job Description)
All volunteer positions in this department are currently full.

Events & Fundraising (Job Description)
We need help with parades, setting up and taking down local events, fund raising dinners, etc. – all which help collect food and donations for the hungry. You need to have good people skills and be enthusiastic and interested in helping the hungry people in our community.

USDA Distribution (Job Description)
We need help packing food bags, handing out food, and certifying that families are eligible for food for our monthly Emergency Food Assistance Program. This is a drive through food distribution program that happens on the second Monday of every month, 7:30 – 1:00 at our warehouse in Watsonville. Write to confirm when you will participate.

Food Drives (Job Description)
Help collect food for hungry people throughout the year. Conduct your own personal food drive at home, work, neighborhood or place of worship. Click here for more information.

Passion For Produce Distribution (Job Description)
We are starting a new program to help increase the flow of fresh fruits and vegetables into low-income homes! We will need distribution site managers and workers soon. There may also be opportunities to do nutrition education on a volunteer basis. Please contact Teresa to be considered for future opportunities.

Food for Children Distribution
Assist in distributing food at one of our 52 Food for Children distribution sites. One-hour shifts available are in the afternoon Tues. – Fri. and one Saturday per month. Work involves setting up a table with literature, certifying people are eligible for a food bag, handing out food bags, and returning all paperwork/materials to the driver. Click here to request more information.

Special Projects
Be on call for short-notice projects.

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