Volunteer With Us

Only through your efforts can we achieve our mission of providing food to people facing hunger and working to advance hunger solutions in our community. We need volunteers every day to help sort and pack food donations, prepare BackPacks for children experiencing hunger, 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 and West Tennessee.

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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.


Smyrna Market Attendant

Did you know that in Smyrna we have an on-site grocery store for Partner Agencies? Help out by sorting food and stocking shelves.

Emergency Food Box Packing – Smyrna

We need extra volunteers urgently to build emergency food boxes in Smyrna

Emergency Food Boxes – East Nashville

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

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.

Court Ordered Community Service in Camden

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

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.

Volunteer in Nashville

Volunteer in Smyrna

Volunteer in Camden

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