Volunteer With Us
Volunteers are the heartbeat of Second Harvest. Volunteers help us pack and distribute food to neighbors in need throughout the county. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll make it possible for us to provide healthy food to the 65,000 people we serve each month
Weekday Food Packs
Come to our warehouse to volunteer! We need volunteers to help us sort and pack 5,000 bags and boxes of fresh produce and dry goods to distribute to our partner agencies throughout Santa Cruz County.
We offer two shifts each Saturday. Early bird or late riser: we have a weekend volunteer opportunity for you! We need Volunteers to help us sort and pack over 16,000 lbs. of fresh produce and dry goods for our community.
Community Food Distribtions
Did you know that Second Harvest directly operates over 100 food distributions throughout the community, each month? Volunteers are needed to assist at small monthly or bi-weekly distributions throughout the community.
Help out with a variety of occasions benefitting Second Harvest throughout the community: outreach tabling, serving food and wine at events, even flower arranging!
Clerical & Office Opportunities
Is an office environment more your style? Clerical volunteers assist with a variety of projects that support of our programs and services, including filing, scanning, photocopying, making calls, inputting data into computer systems, and inventorying kits. Availability depends on current project load – email us to find out more.
Group Volunteer Opportunities
Second Harvest can provide a variety of customized group volunteer activities for your organization. Whether it’s corporate team building, school field trips, or your church’s community service day – we can create a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you. Groups can make a group reservation by filling out the request form below.