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

Individual

12+

Mobile Pantry – Dupont Tyler Middle School in Hermitage

Help us set up a temporary outdoor market and distribute fresh food directly to our hungry neighbors

Individual, Group

18+

Emergency Volunteers Needed

Due to tornado and COVID-19 hardships, our neighbors need our help. We need extra volunteers for disaster relief tasks including building emergency food boxes

Individual, Group

8+

Farm to Families – Glean Team

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

Individual

18+

Court Ordered Community Service in Camden

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

Individual

14+

Farm to Families – By Faith Farm

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

Individual

8+

Farm to Families – Farm in the City *suspended*

This volunteer opportunity has been temporarily suspended. We apologize, and will let you know as soon as it's available.

Individual

12+

Farm to Families – River Run Farm

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

Individual

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.

Individual

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.

Featured Opportunities

Individual

12+

Mobile Pantry – Dupont Tyler Middle School in Hermitage

Help us set up a temporary outdoor market and distribute fresh food directly to our hungry neighbors

Individual, Group

8+

Farm to Families – Glean Team

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

Individual

12+

Individual Food Sorting – Nashville

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

What to Expect When You Volunteer

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Your gift will DOUBLE to make this a
Hunger Free Summer!

$500,000 Match: Limited Time Only

Your gift will DOUBLE to make this a Hunger Free Summer!

$500,000 Match: Limited Time Only