VOLUNTEERING AS A GROUP

Looking for a great team-building opportunity?  Your group, large or small, is invited to volunteer in our Product Recovery area. Help meet the on-going, year-round need for volunteers to sort, label, or package food into family friendly portions. Families welcome!

To schedule a volunteer shift or gather more information, contact Pam Higham, Volunteer Services Coordinator at 608.216.7214.

KEEP IN MIND

CURRENT GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (start and end times are flexible) 

  • Monday through Thursday Shifts: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday Shift: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Maximum number of participants: 30 (M-F mornings & afternoons) 18 (evenings & Saturdays) 
  • Please note that it is sometimes necessary for groups of 20 or more to work in two rooms.

PROJECTS

  • Sorting food
  • Labeling food
  • Packaging bulk food into family-friendly portions

SIGN UP FOR A GROUP OPPORTUNITY

  1. Secure a date and time for your group opportunity by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator
  2. Supply the following information
    • Organization
    • Contact Name
    • Organization Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email
    • # of volunteers
  3. Report any changes to Volunteer Coordinator

RULES OF THE WAREHOUSE

  • No open toed shoes.
  • All volunteers must be at least 12 years old. For every 5 youth aged 12-15, 1 adult should plan to volunteer with the group.
  • For your safety, do not use earbuds or MP3s, blue tooth devices, etc., while volunteering. You need to be able to hear what’s happening around you.
  • Food or drink should not be consumed in the warehouse though our break room is available for your use.
  • No tobacco use is permitted in the warehouse.
  • Please do not bring in purses, bags, backpacks, valuable, etc., as we do not have a secure place to store them.

DIRECTIONS

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin is located at 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718.