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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. We depend heavily on individuals and groups to help us in our fight against hunger. The time that you donate at the food bank will go a long way towards helping the men, women and children of the Big Bend get the food they desperately need. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form below to schedule a date for new volunteer orientation.

Print and fill out the below form and bring it with you to orientation. A separate form is required for each volunteer.




We are always in need of volunteers and anytime that you can spare is time that we can use. Whether it’s just for an hour a week or a few days a week, you can make a huge contribution to our mission to feed the hungry in the Big Bend Community. The work you will do at Second Harvest can range from sorting donated food, to filling grocery bags for our Senior Grocery Program, to planning and promoting our special events, to helping with administrative tasks in the front office. No matter your interests and skills, we will have challenging work that will help make a real difference in your community.

Please begin by checking out our upcoming special events. We often need individual and/or group volunteers to pick produce donated by local farmers, staff a booth to raise awareness, or help load our truck at a big food drive event. These events are fun, different, and frequently outside of normal business hours – making them easy to fit into your schedule. To learn about and sign up for our upcoming opportunities, please use the form below:



Do you have an office, student organization, or other group that could use some team building or wants to give back? We would love your help with any number of big projects in our warehouse and beyond. Please use our group sign-up sheet to schedule a session of fighting hunger and feeding hope!



***Ongoing Volunteer Needs***

Our volunteers do it all, and any help we can get puts more food on the tables of hungry families right here in the Big Bend area. If you or anybody you know can help with the following needs, please contact 850-562-3033 or email as soon as possible!

*Dry Sorting - sort dry product that we receive from our major donors

*Polar Bears – we badly need a few brave volunteers to help us sort frozen meat in our cooler (not the freezer)  

*Market Area - provide customer service to our partner agencies when picking up their food orders 

*Receptionist - help answer phones, greet visitors, assist staff members with projects and data entry

*Volunteer Drivers – especially with larger vehicles (even semis!) and flexible schedules

Returning Volunteers

Please click here if you have already attended a volunteer orientation and simply need to schedule your next visit.