Only through your efforts can we achieve our mission of feeding hungry people and working to solve hunger issues in our community. We need volunteers every day to help sort and pack food donations, prepare BackPacks for hungry children, as well as assist with special events and administrative support. When you donate your time to Second Harvest, you become a partner in the fight against hunger in Middle Tennessee.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Location
Age Group
Type
Ways to Volunteer

Individual

12+

MLK Weekend of Service

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, join us in the warehouse for a fast-paced shift of fighting hunger

Individual, Group

10+

MLK Partner Agency Warehouse Operations Jan. 17

GraceWorks Ministries needs volunteers to assist with daily operations in their food bank sorting and packing donations, as well as their thrift store organizing and tagging merchandise.

Individual, Group

13+

MLK Partner Agency Food Box Distribution Jan. 20

Help distribute food to our hungry neighbors at Manna Café Ministries, a Second Harvest Partner Agency. Volunteers are needed to work in their Clarksville warehouse, helping them receive, sort, package, and distribute food boxes.

Individual

18+

Court Ordered Community Service in Camden

Opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service for adults in Nashville and Smyrna warehouses

Individual

6+

Hunger 101

A kid-friendly volunteer shift is followed by an interactive activity to learn about hunger in our community.

Individual

14+

Farm to Families – By Faith Farm – closed for the winter

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers, and those struggling with hunger

Individual

8+

Farm to Families – Farm in the City

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger

Individual

12+

Farm to Families – River Run Farm – closed for the winter

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger

Individual

12+

Hunger 202

Starts with a hands-on activity that demonstrates how poverty and hunger impact people in Tennessee, followed by a fast-paced shift in the warehouse.
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Featured Opportunities

Individual, Group

10+

MLK Partner Agency Warehouse Operations Jan. 17

GraceWorks Ministries needs volunteers to assist with daily operations in their food bank sorting and packing donations, as well as their thrift store organizing and tagging merchandise.

Individual

21+

Senior Food Box Distribution

Make someone's day - help distribute senior food boxes at senior living towers

Individual

21+

Administrative: Reception Support Volunteer

Have an upbeat attitude and great communication skills? Help us greet and assist visitors!

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