As of 12/28/21, due to the recent uptick in positive COVID cases surrounding the Omicron variant, and in keeping in line with CDC recommendations, volunteers will be required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status in all public spaces.
As we continue to navigate this unprecedented time, safety has to remain our highest priority for our Employees, Volunteers, Agencies and Clients.
Below are guidelines we are following to combat the spread of the Coronavirus in our facility.
If you are unable to find a volunteer shift, please check back. Volunteer shifts are changing daily. You can also help these 3 ways: start a virtual food drive, make an online donation, and help spread the word on social media by following @feedhopenow.
Second Harvest Food Bank relied on more than 39,000 volunteers last year whose hours totalled 111,420. It's pretty incredible to see so many caring individuals pass through our warehouse throughout the year. Our various volunteer opportunities offer fun and unique ways for individuals and groups to contribute their time, talents and resources to help our neighbors in need.
Please review the following info below before signing up for a volunteer shift at our main facility.
Please note that our online calendar will only show volunteer opportunities in Orange County. If you are interested in volunteering at our Volusia or Brevard branches, please see the information below:
Are you interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities? Sign up here to receive Volunteer Voice in your inbox each month.
Fight hunger without even changing out of your pajamas! Start a Virtual Food Drive and help provide meals to your neighbors in need.
Second Harvest Food Bank's Ambassador Program aims to engage energetic and committed community volunteers in the mission and work of the Food Bank by serving as Hunger Champions in our community. Sign up to be a Second Harvest
* Each individual volunteer must register on their own. This allows us to keep accurate track of hours per volunteer.
Court Ordered Community Service
We are not able to accept court-ordered community service volunteers at this time.
Volunteers have to be at least 10 years old with a chaperone who is 18 years or older in order to help out in our facility, 16 years old without a chaperone. We also now have a "Family Night" or a "Family Day" for families with children ages 5-9 years old.
Closed toe AND closed heel shoes are REQUIRED to help out in our facility. Please wear appropriate length shorts that are not too revealing. Also, no see through shirts, spaghetti straps, or crop tops, please.
Individual: Simply sign up for an available shift on the calendar.
School/kid groups: We require there to be two chaperones (age 18 or older) for every 5 kids in a group.
For any additional questions, please contact:
The Volunteer Department at 407-295-1066 ext.1047