Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in helping to end hunger in Coastal Georgia. Many of our programs are entirely volunteer run; without the enthusiasm of our volunteers, these programs could not exist. The volunteer time, energy, and dedication mean that thousands of families in our 21-county service area are able to live without the uncertainty and fear of being at risk for hunger.  Please visit our Programs page for a more thorough description of how we serve the people of Coastal Georgia.

Here at Second Harvest, we have multiple volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. Whether you are interested in becoming a regular volunteer or just helping out as time allows, we can work around your schedule. We do prefer to schedule our volunteers ahead of time due to space constraints. However, if you have a few open hours in your day please give us a call.

INDIVIDUAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN SAVANNAH

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN SAVANNAH 

Please sign up by clicking on the link above or contact Bryce Seuntjens in Savannah at 912.721.1795 or bryce@helpendhunger.org

FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN BRUNSWICK

Please contact our Community Relations Coordinator in Brunswick, Kalista Morton at 912.261.7979 or kmorton@helpendhunger.org.

 

Seniors, especially those on a fixed income, are vulnerable to hunger near the end of the month. On the third Saturday of each month, volunteers pack 1,800 brown paper grocery bags with nutritious food. These bags are distributed to eligible seniors with the help of our community partners. This opportunity is perfect for groups and individuals, but it fills up fast so please plan ahead.
Our Kids Cafe program serves children who are eligible for free and reduced price school lunch by providing dinner during the school year at a variety of sites in Coastal Georgia. The food is prepared in our state-of-the-art kitchen and taken out every day to Kids Cafe sites. If you are interested in tutoring or volunteering at an off-site Kids Cafe location, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator and we will refer you to the appropriate location.
Second Harvest volunteers pack between 1,000-1,500 boxes of food each week, which are then distributed to the more rural counties in our 21-county service area. Those in need are able to receive an emergency box of food. This box packing opportunity is perfect for small or large groups. Individuals may also participate by helping out a previously scheduled group.
Sorting and Stocking
We rely heavily on food drive and retail donations. All donated food has to be sorted by food type, checked for damage and stocked on shelves in our Partner Market Place or packed into boxes for our partner agencies to order from our inventory. This is a great opportunity for individuals or small groups.
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Other needs may arise at Second Harvest. If you are interested in donating your time in some way other than those listed above, please contact us—we’d love to work with you.
For Volunteer Opportunities at our Brunswick branch, please contact our Community Relations Coordinator, Kalista Morton at 912.261.7979 or kmorton@helpendhunger.org.
Volunteer Guidelines

AGE REQUIREMENTS:
All volunteers must be 16 years and older. Volunteers between the ages of 12-15 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must stay for the duration of the volunteer hours.

ATTIRE:
NO open toe shoes (i.e.: flop flops, sandals or clogs) allowed at any time. Please dress appropriately to work in a warehouse and according to the weather (inside/outside).

COURT APPOINTED:
We can accommodate Court Appointed volunteers as long as charges are not related to sex, violence, or weapon possession. You must call, Dominique (DJ) Johnson ahead to check availability.  He can be reached at (912) 721.1792.  Familiarize yourself with the Court Appointed Community Service Guidelines and bring a copy of your court paperwork and any other paperwork you need completed.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY LEVEL:
While some of our volunteer activities require volunteers to be able to lift, we have plenty that do not. We welcome handicapped and disabled volunteers, but need to know these limitations in advance in order to schedule appropriate opportunities.

This is a tobacco, vape, and e-cigarette (ie. Juul) free workplace.  No concealed weapons or firearms of any type are allowed on premises.