Second Harvest is in need of volunteers to help with our Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry from 9am-3pm. Volunteers will be needed for numerous tasks to ensure a successful event.
All volunteers will need to report to Spitzer Conference 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.
Volunteers will be asked to sign-up for the following areas:.
Volunteers stage and load pre-packaged boxes and bags of food with other volunteers into vehicles. Must be able to lift 30lbs.
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.
Two shifts will be available for this specific volunteer opportunity: 8am-12pm | 11am-4pm. 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.
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 19th, at Lorain County Community College.
Masks are not required.
Yes, you must be 16 years or older. If you are under 18, you must volunteer with a parent or guardian.
Each volunteer will need to dress for the weather that day. Wear weather appropriate coats, hats, gloves, and closed-toed and closed-back shoes.
All Volunteers will need to check-in at the Spitzer Conference Center 15 minutes prior to the start of their shift. Staff will check you in and assign you to your station.
Volunteers will need to enter in on the Burns Rd entrance and park in the east-end campus parking lot. Please refer to the below map for exact location.
No, not all volunteer assignments require heavy lifting. Registration, traffic control, and community engagement are volunteer assignments that will not require any heavy lifting the day of the event.
Yes, an indoor volunteer restroom will be available throughout the distribution.
Yes, breaks, lunch, and beverages will be provided to all volunteers throughout the distribution.
Yes, orientation will be provided for all NEW volunteers prior to the start of the event.
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