Sign in below to manage your monthly gift or email communications Sign in »
Volunteer with us!

Volunteer with us!

We Love Volunteers!

Second Harvest Food Bank relied on more than 37,000 volunteers last year whose hours totalled 120,000. 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.

Sign up for a volunteer shift

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:

  • Brevard County Volunteer Opportunities
    Daily food sorting, assisting feeding partners with loading of food and light warehouse tasks (sweeping, organizing, order pulling, file sorting).
    Please call: 321-733-1600

  • Volusia County Volunteer Opportunities
    Order Pickers (Ages 18+): Available Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday between the hours of 7am-12pm and 1pm-3:30pm.  Volunteers are needed to help pick orders in our warehouse for our feeding partners. Volunteers must be able to stand, bend and lift up to 20 pounds.
    Donation sorters: Available from October to December. Volunteers are needed to sort and box donations to be distributed to feeding partners.
    Please call: 1-386-257-4499

Volunteer Voice

Are you interested in learning more about our volunteer opportunities? Sign up here to receive Volunteer Voice in your inbox each month.

Become a Virtual Volunteer

Fight hunger without even changing out of your pajamas! Start a Virtual Food Drive and help provide meals to your neighbors in need.

We're Looking for Brand Ambassadors

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 Brand Ambassador.

Become A Volunteer Captain

We are searching for Volunteer Captains to help our staff in the warehouse who run our volunteer projects. If you are interested and want to learn more, click here or contact Mindy Ortiz at

Please Read Before Signing Up

* 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.

Age Restrictions
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 shoes are REQUIRED to help out in our facility. Please wear appropriate length shorts that are not too revealing. Also, no see through shirts please.

What type of volunteer are you?

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.

Group Volunteering    

  • A group consists of 5 or more volunteers. 
  • Step 1: Find an open shift with the number of slots that you need on our volunteer calendar.
  • Step 2: Once you find an opportunity, email us at Please provide the following information: Name of group, number of volunteers and volunteer opportunity date/shift
    (Example: Donation Sorting 1/1/14 8:30am shift).  
  • Step 3: Wait for your response email to confirm your group reservation.

Sign up for a volunteer shift

For any additional questions, please contact:
Heidi Labban, Volunteer Assistant/Receptionist at 407-295-1066 ext.1047
Samantha Westley, Volunteer Assistant/Receptionist at 407-295-1066 ext. 1047

Hunger In Our Community
Stories of Hope and Courage Click to read stories of hope and courage
Meet some of the families, kids and seniors that you help. Read their stories.
How You Help
Learn how you are helping to feed families, kids, and seniors in Central Florida. Your impact
Your support changes lives Your impact on hunger in Central Florida
1 in 7 Central Floridians are struggling with the reality of hunger. Watch video.
Become a
Sustaining Donor!
- or -
Give a One-Time Gift
$10 Donated Provides 40 meals for our Neighbors in Need.
Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instragram Follow us on LinkedIn



Contact Us 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Fl 32805Ph: 407-295-1066 | F: 407-295-5299 Visit our other sites: Feed Hope Now Blog Partner Agencies gogreenback with Second Harvest Food Bank
Feeding Florida A Catalyst Kitchen Member Heart of Florida United Way A Member of Feeding America