Only through your efforts can we achieve our mission of feeding hungry people and working to solve hunger issues in our community. We need volunteers every day to help sort and pack food donations, prepare BackPacks for hungry children, as well as assist with special events and administrative support. When you donate your time to Second Harvest, you become a partner in the fight against hunger in Middle Tennessee.

Volunteer Opportunities

Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual, Group
Age
12+
Details

Saturday, August 27th

Individuals
8:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am – noon
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Groups
8:00 am – 10:00 am
9:00 am – noon
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

It’s hot outside and we have the perfect way to cool off! Come volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday August 27th for our “Beat the Heat, Cooler Sort-A-Thon!” Sign up with friends and join us for treats, activities, and some cool Second Harvest giveaways before or after your shift. During this event, the focus will be on volunteers inspecting, sorting, and packing frozen food donations in our 40-degree cooler. These are some of our most requested items, as they consist of fresh, protein rich food. However, dry food sorting shifts will also be available. 

Each volunteer shift begins with a brief orientation about Second Harvest and project-specific training. Volunteers will spend the last 30 minutes of each shift cleaning the volunteer workspace, and learning the impact of their hard work. Please plan on staying for the entire shift.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.  It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt and long pants in case you are needed to work in the 40 degree cooler.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
21+
Details

Every Wednesday and Friday from 10:45 am – 1:30 pm

We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one (or more) shifts on a regular basis.

The Culinary Arts Center serves lunch to the public every Wednesday and Friday from 11 am – 1 pm. Guests enjoy an express lunch on Wednesday for $8 and a themed lunch buffet on Friday for $12.

Volunteers are needed to work with a staff member at the checkout table during each First Harvest Cafe lunch. The ideal volunteer for this position will possess an upbeat attitude, great communication skills, and must be able to work under pressure and make visitors feel appreciated and important.

First Harvest Cafe volunteers will perform the following duties; greet guests, answer questions about the menu and track the number of guests who purchase lunch each day.

A great perk of this position is that volunteers will receive a complimentary lunch from First Harvest Café every time they volunteer!

Attire

Business casual

Special Instructions

For more information, and to schedule an orientation meeting, contact Brandon Shaw at volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org or 615-627-1581.

Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
21+
Details

8:00 am – 12:00 pm: Monday through Friday
12:00  – 4:00 pm: Monday through Friday

We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one (or more) 4 hour shifts per week.

Volunteers are needed to assist our full-time receptionist with her daily tasks on an ongoing basis. The ideal volunteer for this position will possess an upbeat attitude, great communication skills, and must be able to work under pressure and make visitors feel appreciated and important.

Reception volunteers will perform the following duties; greet and assist visitors/volunteers/clients and donors, operate telephone console to answer incoming calls and direct calls to the appropriate staff member or satellite location, sort and distribute daily mail and answer general inquires regarding the food bank.

Attire

Business casual

Special Instructions

For more information, and to schedule an orientation meeting, contact Brandon Shaw at volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org or 615-627-1581.

Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
16+
Details

Court Appointed Community Service shifts are ONLY available during regular business hours, Monday – Friday (8 – noon and 1 – 4 pm).

Court Appointed Community Service hours will not be credited to volunteers working at any other time, or for any other volunteer opportunity!

Please review the Court Appointed Community Service Policies and Procedures.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.  It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt because you will be working in the 40 degree cooler most of the time.

Special Instructions

For more information, and to schedule an orientation meeting, contact Brandon Shaw at volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org or 615-310-6480.

Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
When
10/30/2014 - 12/31/2014
Who
Individual
Age
18+
Details

Shift times vary based on catering schedule. Typical shifts are 9:00 am – 2:00 pm: Tuesday through Friday, evenings and weekends.

The Culinary Arts Center is a state-of-the-art food preparation facility located at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The purpose of the Center is to educate the public on issues related to nutrition and food preparation. The Culinary Arts Center also serves lunch to the public every Wednesday ($8) and Friday ($12) from 11 am – 1 pm.

Volunteers will assist with kitchen prep and clean up for Second Harvest catered events and First Harvest Café.

Volunteering in the Culinary Arts Program is a great way to get hands-on experience with a trained chef in a professional kitchen.

Attire

Casual attire is appropriate, unless otherwise noted for special events. Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops).

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Group
Age
6+
Details

When
Thursday from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 24 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family night is an opportunity for kids as young as 6 years old to volunteer with their families! Family Night volunteers assist with a variety of warehouse activities that will enable Second Harvest to provide millions of meals each month to our hungry neighbors in middle and west Tennessee. Kid friendly projects will vary based on product supply and demand and may include:

  • Assembling BackPacks – weekend food bags distributed through schools to children at risk of hunger
  • Bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions
  • Assembling monthly food boxes for hungry senior citizens
  • Packing meal bags for community centers, schools, and other agencies that feed hungry kids and adults

Each Family Night begins with a brief orientation about Second Harvest and project-specific training. At the conclusion of the shift, volunteers will learn the impact of their hard work and receive a tour of the facility.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

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Where
CLC Market Garden
299 Haywood Lane
Nashville, TN 37211
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Wednesday, May 18, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program (RAPP) of Middle Tennessee serves to increase access to gardens, resources and education for recently arrived refugees. The community garden serves over fifty families who are growing for their families and friends. The market garden serves a smaller number of families who are growing for their families as well as for supplemental income. Volunteers will serve at the Christ Lutheran Church Market Garden site, which hosts 10 families growing on 1200-2400 square foot plots.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
River Run Farm
8049 River Road Pike
Nashville, 37209
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Fridays 9:00 am – 11:30 am

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

River Run Farm is a historic 300 acre farm on the Cumberland River in northwest Nashville that dates to the revolutionary war era. Some of the projects underway include an organic garden exclusively created to produce fresh food for the Food Bank, well-being programs for at risk youth, a wildlife reserve, and a holistic and gentle horse training operation.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. This project is open to volunteers ages 16 and older. All volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have aYouth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or guardian. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Giving Garden, Franklin First United Methodist Church
120 Aldersgate Way
Franklin, TN 37068
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Saturday, June 11, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, July 9, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Saturday, July 23, 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

The Mission of the Giving Garden is to share the bounty of God’s gifts by feeding our neighbors and those in need. Since 2010, the Giving Garden has routinely harvested over 25,000 pounds of annual produce, all of which is donated and delivered to more than 20 local partner organizations.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Farm in the City, Downtown Nashville
On the corner of Pearl St. and Jo Johnston Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Tuesday, June 21, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, July 5, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Farm in the City opened in 2010 in an open green space in downtown Nashville, property owned by Metro Development and Housing Agency, in sight of the State Capitol and Interstate 40. Individuals rent raised garden beds for a year at a time for a small fee, and many gardeners enjoy fresh, healthy food by growing seasonal vegetables all year.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Glen Leven Farm, South Nashville
4000 Franklin Pike
Nashville, TN 37204
Who
Individual, Group
Age
18+
Details

Tuesday, May 31, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 14, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 28, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, July 12, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Tuesday, July 26, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Glen Leven Farm is an historic, urban, working farm used as a recreational and educational resource for the community, located just four miles from the center of downtown Nashville.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
By Faith Farm
7721 Whites Creek Pike
Joelton, TN 37080
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Wednesday, May 18, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monday, June 13, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 15, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, June 29, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 13, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 27, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

By Faith Farm is dedicated to producing the highest quality local food for Nashville and the surrounding areas and providing a healthy food source for many local disadvantaged people through area hunger relief agencies. They do not use any chemicals or pesticides and they let the natural processes of the earth encourage crops to yield bountifully. The farm is a labor of love and spiritual guidance to provide fresh food to local charities and to provide a place to work and grow spiritually by having youth work camps and activities.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Green Door Gourmet - West Nashville
7011 River Road Pike
Nashville, TN 37209
Who
Individual, Group
Age
16+
Details

Wednesday, May 25, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 8, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, June 22, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, July 6, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Wednesday, July 20, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Green Door Gourmet is a unique farm to fork venture that produces and provides local artisan foods and plants in a farm-cooperative community setting, less than 10 minutes from downtown Nashville.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. This project is open to volunteers ages 16 and older. All volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or guardian. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Old School Farm, Bells Bend, NW Nashville
5022 Old Hydes Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37218
Who
Individual, Group
Age
7+
Details

Thursday, May 19, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, May 26, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, June 2, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, June 16, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, June 30, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, July 14, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Thursday, July 28, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Additional shifts will be added throughout the growing season.

We are working to connect local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment for all. Farm to Families volunteers will help care for and harvest many different crops. Some of the crops that aren’t distributed by the farmers will be donated to Second Harvest and given to local food pantries.

The farm’s volunteer needs will vary per day, and can include any of the following tasks: weeding, mulching, composting, harvesting and gleaning.  Volunteers will receive specific task assignments at the beginning of each shift.

Old School Farm was founded in 2013 on the belief that creating a sustainable farm can also produce sustainable jobs while giving back to the community at large. Just ten minutes outside of Nashville, Old School Farm is a unique non-profit dedicated to producing quality farm-to-table food while providing employment for individuals that have intellectual disabilities.

We are now offering farm volunteer opportunities at eight different locations. Download information for all opportunities.

Attire

Volunteers will be working in an outside environment. Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty, pay attention to the weather, and closed toe shoes are REQUIRED.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift 20-35 lbs. This project is open to volunteers ages 7 and older. All volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or guardian. Please review the Farm to Families Policies and Procedures. If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit the Farm to Families Group Request Form.

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Group
Age
12+
Details

When
Monday – Friday (8:30 ­- 11:30 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm)
Monday – Wednesday (5:30 ­ – 8:00 pm)
Saturday  (9:00 –­ 12:00 pm and 1:00 – ­ 4:00 pm)

Volunteers assist with a variety of warehouse activities that will enable Second Harvest to provide millions of meals each month to our hungry neighbors in middle and west Tennessee. Projects will vary based on product supply and demand and volunteers will be assigned to a specific project and task upon arrival at the food bank. Projects may include:

  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing non-perishable food donations from supermarkets and other stores
  • Assembling food boxes and bags for school feeding programs and senior feeding programs
  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing frozen or perishable food donations in our 40 degree cooler
  • Bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions

Each volunteer shift begins with a brief orientation about Second Harvest and project-specific training. Volunteers will spend the last 30 minutes of each shift cleaning the volunteer workspace, learning the impact of their hard work and receiving a tour of the facility. Please plan on staying for the entire shift.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.  It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt and long pants in case you are needed to work in the 40 degree cooler.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
12+
Details

When
Monday – Wednesday (5:30 pm– 8:00 pm)
Tuesday and Thursday (8:30 am – 11:30 am)
Saturday (9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 4:00 pm)

Volunteers assist with a variety of warehouse activities that will enable Second Harvest to provide millions of meals each month to our hungry neighbors in middle and west Tennessee. Projects will vary based on product supply and demand and volunteers will be assigned to a specific project and task upon arrival at the food bank. Projects may include:

  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing non-perishable food donations from supermarkets and other stores
  • Assembling food boxes and bags for school feeding programs and senior feeding programs
  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing frozen or perishable food donations in our 40 degree cooler
  • Bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions

Each volunteer shift begins with a brief orientation about Second Harvest and project-specific training. Volunteers will spend the last 30 minutes of each shift cleaning the volunteer workspace, learning the impact of their hard work and receiving a tour of the facility. Please plan on staying for the entire shift.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.  It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt and long pants in case you are needed to work in the 40 degree cooler.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
18+
Details

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers who are able to commit to one (or more) shifts on a regular basis.

The Kroger Reclaim program “rescues” dry groceries and shelf-ready staples that are not sold by Kroger stores. Instead of processing them at a separate plant and reselling them, they are processed at Second Harvest and distributed to our partner agencies.

Volunteers are needed to work with a staff member in our warehouse, assisting in scanning hundreds of reclaimed items that are then categorized and able to be donated. The ideal volunteer for this position will possess an attention to detail and a desire to work mainly on their own, with the supervision of a staff member.

Kroger Reclaim Volunteers will perform the following duties: identify and scan in food and shelf-stable product using Kroger’s inventory system, categorize the product, occasionally assist in breaking down boxes/ and cleaning up the work area. Volunteers may also be required to lift up to 30 pound boxes.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment. Note that you will be standing during the shift, so comfortable shoes are advised.

Special Instructions

For more information, and to schedule an orientation meeting, contact Brandon Shaw at volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org or 615-627-1581.

Where
Walk of Fame Park
121 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
When
08/06/2016
Who
Individual
Age
21+
Details

The 15th Annual MAFIAoZAS Music City Brewer’s Festival will be held on Saturday, August 6th in the Walk of Fame Park, behind the Downtown Nashville Hilton. Volunteer shifts are 10:30 am – 4 pm and 4:30 pm – 10 pm.

The two volunteer positions for this event are entrance volunteers and beer pourers. The entrance volunteer position is most important at the beginning of each session to help check-in attendees as quickly as possible without a long wait. After all the patrons are inside the gates, the entrance volunteers will be able to take turns and enjoy the event. Beer Pourers are assigned to a brewery and they MUST stay at that booth throughout the entire shift.

300 volunteers are needed for this event, so please feel free to let your friends know about this opportunity!

Special Instructions

This is a 21 and over event. A photo ID and signed event volunteer waiver are required.

Parking passes will not be available for volunteers. You will be on your own to pay for parking. The best places to find parking in the area are at Music City Center and the Public Library.

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Where
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennesee
331 Great Circle Road
Nashville, TN 37228
Who
Individual
Age
12+
Details

Volunteer shifts are full for the week of July 25 – 30, 2016.  Please check back in August for volunteer openings during the fall semester

Volunteers assist with a variety of warehouse activities that will enable Second Harvest to provide millions of meals each month to our hungry neighbors in middle and west Tennessee. Projects will vary based on product supply and demand and volunteers will be assigned to a specific project and task upon arrival at the food bank. Projects may include:

  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing non-perishable food donations from supermarkets and other stores
  • Assembling food boxes and bags for school feeding programs and senior feeding programs
  • Evaluating, sorting, and boxing frozen or perishable food donations in our 40 degree cooler
  • Bagging bulk produce into family-sized portions

Each volunteer shift begins with a brief orientation about Second Harvest and project-specific training. Volunteers will spend the last 30 minutes of each shift cleaning the volunteer workspace, learning the impact of their hard work and receiving a tour of the facility. Please plan on staying for the entire shift.

New volunteers, complete the application to register as a volunteer and to sign up for a shift.

Returning volunteers, log in to the volunteer information center from our website and select a TN Promise Community Service shift from the calendar. It is not necessary to complete another application.

You must sign up for a shift designated for TN Promise students in advance in order to volunteer and receive credit for your service hours.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.  It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt and long pants in case you are needed to work in the 40 degree cooler.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

When submitting your TN Promise community service hours, please list Brandon Shaw as your supervisor.  He can be reached at 615-627-1581 or volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org.

 

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Where
Una Church of Christ
1917 Old Murfreesboro Pike
Nashville, TN 37217
Who
Individual, Group
Age
16+
Details

When
The second Friday of each month.

Second Harvest partner agency, Una Church of Christ, hosts a perishable food distribution on the second Friday of each month. Perishable food items including dairy, yogurt, bread and produce are distributed to approximately 175 individuals and families during a large-scale one day distribution. The set up is similar to a farmer’s market.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the following tasks: event set up/break down, unloading the Second Harvest truck, distributing food, assisting clients to their cars by pushing full shopping carts and unloading groceries.

Attire

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops). The event will be held indoors, but some volunteers will be needed to work outside to assist clients to their cars. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

Special Instructions

Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Application signed by a parent or legal guardian.

If you are planning to bring a group of 5 or more people, please submit a Group Request Form.

This project does not qualify for court ordered community service hours.

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