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We Love Volunteers!

Second Harvest Food Bank relied on 48,511 volunteers last year whose hours totaled 131,136. 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 facing hunger.

Please Read Before Signing Up

Each individual volunteer must register on their own. This allows us to keep accurate track of hours per volunteer.

Community Service
We do not participate in any pre-trial diversion, probation, or other court/lawyer-related community service programs. Second Harvest Food Bank reserves the right to dismiss any volunteer seeking to circumvent this policy.
We will not verify community service hours for anything court-related.
The court ordered community service referral service can be found here.

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 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.

Sign up for a volunteer shift

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
          Please call: 321-733-1600
  • Volusia County Volunteer Opportunities
          Please call: 386-257-4499

If you are unable to find a volunteer shift, please check back. Volunteer shifts are changing daily.

You can also help in these ways:
    -  Start a virtual food drive
    -  Make an online donation
    -  Spread the word on social media by following @feedhopenow

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 one(1) chaperone (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
    • Volunteer opportunity - date and shift. (Example: Donation Sorting 1/1/14 8:30am shift)
    • Your cell phone number
    • The ages of your youth volunteers if you are scheduling a youth group.
  • Step 3: Wait for your response email to confirm your group reservation.

Become A Volunteer Captain

We are searching for Volunteer Captains to help our staff in the warehouse who run our volunteer projects.
Learn more.

Volunteer Virtually

Fight hunger without even changing out of your pajamas! Start a Virtual Food Drive and help provide meals to your neighbors in need.
You will need to be registered for a shift and fulfill the requirements as defined on Volunteerhub to get a maximimum of five(5) community service hours annually.

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 ambassador.

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For any additional questions, please contact:
The Volunteer Department at 407-295-1066 ext.1047

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