Calling all groups who want to volunteer!

Returning group leaders, fill out the form below to request a group volunteer shift. Thank you for your interest in Second Harvest!

Please note: This form is for group leaders who have created an online profile in our new volunteer system after Feb. 28, 2018. All other group leaders need to create an account first. After you’ve created your account, in the system you can click ‘I am a group leader’ and you’ll be prompted to fill out a group request form.

Group volunteer opportunities are offered at the following times. Saturday shifts are very popular and often reserved months in advance. Second Harvest is closed on Sundays, major holidays, and on Saturdays of major holiday weekends. A lead time of one week for a weekday shift and six weeks for a Saturday shift is recommended.


Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

331 Great Circle Road, Nashville


  • Morning: Tuesday-Friday, 8:30-11:30 am and Saturday 9 am-noon
  • Afternoon: Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm
  • Evening: Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8 pm

(ages 6+)

  • Evening: Thursday, 5:30-8 pm

(ages 7+)

  • Morning: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:30 am-12:30 pm


Southern Branch

1958 Almaville Road, Smyrna


  • Morning: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Afternoon: Wednesday, 1:30-3:30 pm

Western Branch

69 Benton Industrial Road, Camden


  • Morning: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9:30-11:30 am
  • Afternoon: Tuesday, 1:30-3:30 pm


  • The warehouse can accommodate up to 100 people. We rely on accurate group counts to plan food packing projects. Your best estimated head count is greatly appreciated. Our youth volunteer safety ratio is one adult per every seven volunteers under age 18. Please make sure you have enough adult chaperones when scheduling a youth group.
  • I understand that each youth volunteer (under age 18) must have a youth volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Warehouse and Farm to Families projects are physical in nature. Volunteers will stand/walk the entire shift, and need to be able to lift 10-30 pounds. Sometimes there are a few light-duty tasks available - please inquire.
  • Thank you for your time! Food and monetary donations are also needed to support our mission. Let us know if you would like to be contacted about the following. (check all that apply)
  • Youth Volunteer Waiver
  • Volunteer Policies and Procedures
  • Volunteer FAQ

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