Fight Hunger! Front Desk Guest Service and Administrative Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

About Second Harvest Food Bank

Looking for mission-driven work? Based in Silicon Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is one of the largest food banks in the nation. Currently providing food to more than one quarter of a million people every month, Second Harvest is a trusted community-based organization that was founded in 1974. Despite the immense wealth in Silicon Valley, and partly due to the high cost of living, hunger and malnutrition are pervasive. The Food Bank distributes nutritious food, including more fresh produce than any other food bank in the country, through a network of nearly 320 nonprofit partners at more than 850 sites. Second Harvest is pursuing innovative efforts to increase access to food resources as it seeks to feed an additional 100,000 hungry people each month. To reach more people, it advocates for anti-hunger policies and connects those in need to federal nutrition programs and other food resources. To learn more about how Second Harvest is building a hunger-free community, visit

Front Desk Administrative Volunteer Position:

Our San Mateo County Office in San Carlos is currently looking for a cheerful volunteer to assist with customer service and administrative tasks. As we expand our services to members around San Mateo County we have seen an increased need at the front desk to assist with customer service. As the Front Desk Administrative Volunteer, you would help answering phones, accepting donations, receiving and distributing mail and data entry.

This volunteer opportunity might be for you if:

  • You absolutely love helping people!
  • You are passionate and persistent in finding answers for our community members.
  • You have a high attention to detail and is the type of person who doesn’t easily get overwhelmed by paperwork or data entry.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize in a guest facing position.
  • Ability to interact with all types of people and provide excellent customer service.
  • On top of it, with excellent communication skills.
  • Dependable, we can rely on you for a 3 hour shift once a week.

Volunteer Hours:
Schedule is somewhat flexible, but the volunteer would ideally be available at least 1 (2 is even better) 3-4 hour shift during working hours (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) i.e., 9am-12pm OR 1pm-4pm

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About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley


4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134, US

Mission Statement

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.


Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 12 million pounds of food each month. We currently serve an average of over 500,000 individuals each month; 60% are low income families and 20% are seniors. By building collaborative networks, we efficiently distribute food by leveraging donations of money, food and human resources. But we cannot do it alone. We rely upon the energy and commitment of the local community to fight hunger. See more about our efforts


Community, Hunger, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


1051 Bing StreetSan Carlos, CA 94070



  • Office Reception
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Monday - Friday: Either 9 am - 12 noon OR 1pm - 4 pm
  • 3 month commitment

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