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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COVID-19 MESSAGE

Second Harvest is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. The safety of our staff and volunteers is very important to us. We are taking additional steps for extra sanitation to keep our facility, food, and people as safe as possible during this potential threat. Please read our COVID-19 FAQs.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Location
Age Group
Type
Ways to Volunteer
18+

Emergency Food Box Unload Truck/Stocking Shelves – Madison

Help with our Emergency Food Box program by unloading truck deliveries and stocking shelves
18+

Emergency Food Box Stocking Shelves – East Nashville

Help with our Emergency Food Box program by stocking food pantry shelves and assisting with inventory
18+

Emergency Food Box Distribution – East Nashville

Assemble and deliver Emergency Food Boxes to clients at a drive-thru distribution
18+

Court Ordered Community Service in Smyrna

Opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service for adults in Smyrna warehouse
18+

Market Attendant

Did you know we have an on-site grocery store for Partner Agencies? Help out Partner Agency staff who are picking up food at the market.
8+

Farm to Families – Glean Team

Can you answer the call to rescue food on short notice? Join our Glean Team!
18+

Court Ordered Community Service in Camden

Opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service for adults in Nashville and Smyrna warehouses
14+

Farm to Families – By Faith Farm

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers, and those struggling with hunger
8+

Farm to Families – Farm in the City

Help maintain this garden so neighborhood residents can grow healthy food for their families year-round
12+

Farm to Families – River Run Farm

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers and those struggling with hunger
12+

TN Promise Community Service – Smyrna

This opportunity is only for students ages 12+ in Smyrna needing to complete community service hours for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
12+

TN Promise Community Service – Camden

This opportunity is only for students ages 12+ in Camden needing to complete community service hours for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
21+

Senior Food Box Distribution

Help distribute food to seniors at senior living towers in Davidson County
12+

Food Sorting – Camden

Join us in the Camden warehouse for a fast-paced shift of fighting hunger
12+

Food Sorting – Smyrna

Join us in the Smyrna warehouse for a fast-paced shift of fighting hunger
18+

Produce Truck

Produce Truck operations are suspended until further notice: Please consider volunteering for our emergency warehouse shifts instead.
18+

Kroger Reclaim

Help "rescue" groceries by scanning unsold food from Kroger stores so it can be distributed to our hungry neighbors
12+

TN Promise Community Service – Nashville

This opportunity is only for students ages 12+ in Nashville needing to complete community service hours for the Tennessee Promise scholarship.
21+

Administrative: Reception Support Volunteer

Reception volunteering is asuspended until further notice, in compliance with CDC recommendations. Please consider volunteering for our emergency warehouse shifts instead.
18+

Court Ordered Community Service in Nashville

Opportunities to fulfill court-ordered community service for adults in Nashville warehouse

Featured Opportunities

18+

Emergency Food Box Unload Truck/Stocking Shelves – Madison

Help with our Emergency Food Box program by unloading truck deliveries and stocking shelves
18+

Emergency Food Box Distribution – East Nashville

Assemble and deliver Emergency Food Boxes to clients at a drive-thru distribution
12+

Food Sorting – Nashville

Join us in the warehouse for a fast-paced shift of fighting hunger

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