Second Helpings

At Second Helpings, we rescue prepared and perishable food, re-prepare it into nutritious meals, and distribute those meals to over 50 social services organizations that feed hungry people. We also use some of the food we rescue to train disadvantaged adults for careers in the culinary field, helping to eliminate hunger at its source.

opportunities

Below are some opportunities for you to get involved with this great organization. But don't limit yourself to just these! If you're excited about their mission, give them a call to see what other needs you may be able to fill. Thanks for serving and have fun making a difference!

Driver

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 25 years old.

Description
Volunteer drivers use Second Helpings’ vehicles to deliver meals. Some drivers also pick up food donations. Duties and Responsibilities: Loads outgoing meals and delivers them to recipient agencies. Monitors the quality of meals being sent out. Monitors proper safe food handling storage/handling practices at the recipient agencies and reports any violations to Second Helpings. Sanitizes pans & thermal units returned from shelters. Maintains cleanliness of vehicle.
Notes / Special Requirements
Attend our volunteer orientation.. Knowledge of community streets and ability to read maps a plus. Ability to communicate effectively with donors and recipients Ability to maintain positive community relationships. Heavy lifting required. Must be at least 25 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Must have an acceptable BMV record.

Job Skills Trainer

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

Description
The job skill trainer provides training and guidance to individuals who are seeking job skills and employment opportunities. Duties and Responsibilities: Develop training session(s) to provide fundamental information in areas such as: culinary skills, resume writing, job search skills, interviewing techniques, etc. Present training sessions either in group settings or on an individual basis, as needed. Evaluate the effectiveness of programs and make modifications, if indicated. Gather information about community resources, which may be helpful to job seekers, and disseminate information as appropriate.
Notes / Special Requirements
Experience Required: Strong communication and presentation skills and experience in Culinary Field or Human Resources needed. Ability to work with diverse populations a must, and experience in culinary field or human resources.

Driver Companion

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
Driver companions assist the drivers. The age requirement is 16 years old. No driving is required.

Kitchen Assistant

Starts: March 1st, 2009

Groups can volunteer together at this opportunity.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Description
With guidance from the director of hunger relief, the kitchen assistant provides support to the food production manager in preparing the 3,000 meals that are distributed daily. Duties and Responsibilities: Prepares food based on instructions of kitchen staff members. Helps with kitchen clean up following food preparation. May occasionally supervise job trainees or other volunteers in food preparation. Available Shifts: Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Thursday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Notes / Special Requirements
Attend our volunteer orientation. Be to lift up to 30 pounds and stand for four hours All production kitchen volunteers need to be at least 16 years old. Dress code: Long pants (jeans are fine). Non-skid shoes with toes (tennis shoes are fine). No tank tops or sleeveless tops (tee shirt is fine). Baseball cap or hat (we have beautiful hair nets available).