Thank you to all the volunteers who took time out of their day last year to provide a combined 64,000 hours (or over 8,000 volunteers) to help us provide food for 55,000 hungry people per week. Without this tremendous contribution from businesses, school and church groups, corporations, civic and youth organizations and more, our hungry neighbors would not receive the food they need.
Second Harvest needs volunteers to pack food for our neighbors who do not have reserves in the event in there is a need.
The health and safety of partners, staff and the community are Second Harvest’s number-one priority. We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, especially around high-touch areas.
We ask all volunteers to make healthy choices while in our Volunteer Center as a precaution to keep them and others safe. If you are feeling ill, please do not attend any volunteer sessions. While volunteering, we will remind you regularly about the importance of handwashing with soap and hot water. We always provide gloves to be worn while handling food.
Thank you for your volunteerism so that food for 70,000 meals each day reaches children, families and seniors in need. Additional information and updates posted here.
Looking for a way to connect with the Spokane community-at-large? Love cooking and food? Second Harvest's Nutrition Education Department is seeking Nutrition Ambassador volunteers to help expand both our on-site cooking classes and outbound programs including the mobile market and we would love for you to join!
What is a Nutrition Ambassador? Nutrition Ambassadors are volunteers trained by Second Harvest staff to facilitate programs focused on cooking demonstrations, teaching MyPlate nutritional guidelines, reading nutrition labels, emphasizing fruit and vegetable consumption, reduction in consumption of sugary foods, and increased physical activity. Programming is delivered on-site in The Kitchen at Second Harvest and at off-site locations as needed, including mobile markets. Nutrition Ambassadors will have a weekly, biweekly, or monthly ongoing commitment (depending on availability and site needs) with one or more of our cooking classes or mobile market distributions. Shifts are about 3-4 hours long.
Where do Nutrition Ambassadors go? The Nutrition Education Department facilitates cooking demonstrations in many of our partner food banks, at mobile market distributions, and at other community partner locations. Many opportunities are also available to help with on-site class support in The Kitchen at Second Harvest.
Next Steps: Fill out our online Nutrition Ambassasor Application to get connected to future volunteer opportunities. After completing the survey you will be contacted by a member of the Nutrition Education Department staff. We'll go over your specific skills and interests, and which opportunities would be the best fit for you.
Our next New Volunteer Orientation will be announced and registration posted here when a date has been finalized. Join us by completing the survey below and registering for the event HERE!