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.
All registered individual and family volunteers can sign in to our Volunteer Information Center using your username and password.
Music City Brewer's Fest
The 12th Annual MAFIAoZA’S Music City Brewer's Festival will be held on Saturday, July 27th in the Walk of Fame Park, behind the Downtown Nashville Hilton. 160 volunteers are needed for this event, so feel free to let your friends know about this opportunity. Please only sign-up to volunteer if you are certain that you will be able to keep the commitment. If you are interested in volunteering at Music City Brewer's Fest, please log in to sign up. If you are a new Second Harvest volunteer, please complete this application in order to sign-up to volunteer. A reminder email and detailed check-in instructions will be sent one week prior to the event.
Individual Food Sorting
Register to volunteer for Individual Food Sorting. The minimum age for the Individual Food Sorting shifts is 12 years old, and the minimum age for the Family Night shifts is 6 years old.
Group Food Sorting
We welcome corporate groups, school groups, community groups and more! Please have the group leader complete the Group Volunteer Application to register a group of five or more people for a volunteer opportunity. The group leader will receive a response within three business days including instructions for registering other group members. Once a group leader has received confirmation for the scheduled date, each group member will register using the Group Member Form.
Register to volunteer for Family Night. The minimum age is 6 years old.
Court Appointed Community Service
Community Service shifts are Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1p.m. – 4 p.m.). Volunteers can sign up for either or both shifts in a day.
Please review the Court Appointed Community Service Policies and Procedures.
Contact Lisa Wagar at email@example.com to sign up for a shift. Be sure to include your name, phone number, charge, case details and hours needed in your request.
None of our other volunteer opportunities accept Court Appointed Community Service volunteers. You must sign up for one of these shifts through Lisa Wagar in order to receive a letter for your volunteer hours.
All volunteers under the age of 18 MUST complete the Youth Volunteer Waiver and have the form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
You can find more detailed information about our volunteer opportunities here.
If you have questions about volunteering with Second Harvest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-627-1570.