Volunteers are essential to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. Volunteers give their time and talents to help fellow neighbors here in East Central Indiana. This in turn, helps Second Harvest to successfully reach its mission. Second Harvest Food Bank provides a meaningful volunteer experience in a positive, safe environment. Volunteers work in both the warehouse and office. Volunteers have the opportunity to enhance their social and work skills, gain a sense of contribution and accomplishment, and network with and meet new people.
We have 2 types of volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana. We have volunteers who choose a reoccurring time during our regular business hours to come in and volunteer. We also have volunteers who are looking for a group and/or one-time volunteer opportunity. All volunteers must fill out the volunteer information sheet either online or at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana and attend a volunteer orientation.
Groups and one-time volunteers must be arranged in advance. Due to overwhelming community support you may need to schedule your group volunteer time up to 4-6 weeks in advance. All volunteers from the group must read and sign the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana Volunteer Agreement before coming in to volunteer.
Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult to work in our warehouse during regular business hours. Exceptions can be made for groups of younger volunteers, but please keep in mind that Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is a working warehouse and not all warehouse volunteer activities are appropriate for young volunteers. If you have questions about what volunteer opportunities are best for a particular age group please contact our Operations Director.
For more information on volunteering, to sign up for an orientation, or to schedule volunteering please call Joe Fox, Operations Director, at 765-287-8698 x106 or email Joe Fox.
Note: Volunteers working in the warehouse cannot wear open-toe shoes