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Second Harvest Food Bank1051 Bing StreetSan Carlos, CA 94070


Are you passionate about the mission of Second Harvest Food Bank to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one? Do you love speaking and networking with different groups of people? Then our Community Relations Volunteer Team is a great place for you to volunteer!

This is a fantastic opportunity for charismatic and engaging individuals to become an ambassador for Second Harvest Food Bank at a variety of local events (presentations, employee fairs, community events, etc.). You will provide vital information to community members, civic organizations, and our many supporters about hunger in wealthy Silicon Valley and what Second Harvest is doing about the issue. You will be provided with all the collateral and equipment needed to attend and sometimes present at these events, and you will work closely with veteran Speaker’s Bureau volunteers and Second Harvest staff as part of your training.


  • Represent Second Harvest at a variety of community events
  • Attend check presentations and/or fundraiser events to thank supporters and donors
  • Raise awareness about the issue of hunger in our community
  • Educate and inspire our community about how to get involved
  • Maintain an understanding of the history, mission, and impact of Second Harvest
  • Complete a brief evaluation following speaking engagements
  • Participate in a Community Relations training
  • Have fun!


  • Be comfortable speaking in front of people
  • Be able to communicate effectively
  • Have a willingness to learn information about Second Harvest and hunger in Silicon Valley
  • Be timely and dependable
  • Maintain positive attitude
  • Believe in the importance of Second Harvest’s mission: To lead the community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one

Time Commitment

Events take place at various times, but many are in the evening or the weekends. The Volunteer will be asked to make a commitment to speak 1-2 times per month for a period of 3-4 months. The Community Relations Volunteer will be asked to share his/her availability for events if they choose to volunteer.

For more information, please contact Bernadette White, Community Relations Coordinator, at 408-266-8866 ext. 218 or bwhite@shfb.org.


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Varies, some week night and weekends available
  • Volunteer must be 18 years of age or older.

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