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Volunteers packing onions into family sized portions

Volunteering is a great way to help your community fight hunger. Essential to Second Harvest Foodbank’s mission, volunteers average 7,000 hours of service each month. This donated time is equivalent to 34 full-time employees — a considerable costs savings for Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin.


At Second Harvest Foodbank, there are so many fun ways to give time for hunger relief, and we’re always looking for volunteer support. Whether you’re interested in repacking food into family-size portions, office work, special events, answering Second Harvest Foodbank’s FoodShare Helpline or you have special expertise to share, we have a volunteer position for you.


Visit Second Harvest Foodbank's Current Volunteer Opportunities page to learn about fun opportunities for groups and individuals, including any age requirements.


At this time we are unable to accept any new court-ordered community service volunteers.



To make our volunteer services process more efficient and provide our volunteers with an enhanced volunteer experience, we have implemented an electronic volunteer tracking system. This system will allow current volunteers who have created a volunteer account to easily and securely update their contact information, sign up for new volunteer opportunities, track how many hours they volunteer and so much more.

New volunteers, or returning volunteers who have not created a volunteer account, should click the "New Volunteer Account" link below to create an account. Current volunteers who already have a volunteer account should click "Current Volunteer Account Login" to login.



Schools, Organizations, Businesses, and Corporations please contact Pam Higham directly for scheduling at 608-216-7214 or

Group Volunteer Shifts:
Monday through Friday – 9 am to 12 pm OR 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Monday through Thursday – 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday – 9am to 12 pm OR 12 pm to 3 pm

*All groups provide support for Product Recovery. 


IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER - By 5:30 a.m. that day the automated attendant message for our main phone number (608-223-9121) will be updated to indicate whether or not the office of Second Harvest Foodbank is open. 

For more information:
Contact Pam Higham at 608-216-7214.


Employer Matching Gifts for volunteer time and financial contributions:

Contact Lisa Gundlach at 608-216-7212.

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