Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Second Harvest Thanksgiving Volunteers

We Need Your Help!

Join us for our 2023 Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry in partnership with Lorain County Community College. 

Second Harvest is in need of volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry from a variety of shifts starting at 8am through 3pm. Volunteers will be needed for numerous tasks to ensure a successful event. 

All volunteers will need to report to **NEW FOR THIS YEAR** The Ewing Physical Education & Fitness Center 15 minutes prior to the start of their shift for check-in and orientation. Please see the FAQ section below to learn more! 

Volunteers are a vital part of Second Harvest's strategic plan to provide nutritious meals to local children, families, and seniors in our four-county region. Every time you volunteer, you will leave knowing not only that you have helped to provide food but also HOPE for our neighbors in need. 

Join us!
Saturday, November 18th!

Thanksgiving Volunteers

Hurry! Volunteer Registration ends on November 3rd! These volunteer opportunities will fill fast!

Volunteers will be asked to sign-up for the following areas:.

Loading Food:

Volunteers stage and load pre-packaged boxes and bags of food with other volunteers into vehicles. Must be able to lift 30lbs. Shift: 9:15am - 3:00pm

Traffic Control: 

Volunteers are responsible for the pace and safety of the distribution. Volunteers will help assist with directing vehicles in and out of the distribution area. Shift: 9:15am - 3:00pm

Car Registration: 

Volunteers electronically register community members attending the distribution with Second Harvest's iPads. If you are a new volunteer, Second Harvest staff will provide on-site training the day of the event. Shifts: 8am-12:30pm | 11am-3pm.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on one of the following questions to see the answer about our upcoming volunteer opportunities during the Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry on Saturday, November 18th, at Lorain County Community College.