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Use Your Professional Expertise to Enhance Org Safety Program

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Second Harvest Heartland

You can help

Use your professional expertise in our pro bono volunteer program- Pro Bono volunteers increase organizational capacity by acting as consultants on short-term projects.

Mutual Benefits of Pro Bono Volunteerism: Build your professional portfolio while providing valuable projects that advance our mission to End Hunger Together. Come partner with us!


Project name:
Safety Program Development

Department: HR and Operations

Project Overview/Description:

This project is to help build on our existing safety program with development of new training, policies, and programs to continue to expand our culture of safety. The work will involve collaboration across departments and with our Safety Committee, supported by leadership from HR and Operations leadership.

Skills needed/previous experience desired:

  • Must have worksite safety expertise in a work environment that includes both office and production/warehouse operations
  • Must have strong working knowledge of OSHA requirements and AWAIR programs
  • Experience creating policies and procedures, and supporting training programs
  • Must be proficient in technology including production of Word and Excel documents
  • Experience working across different departments within an organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and organization skills are critical
  • Must have 5+ years of work experience with relevant health and safety education
  • Background check: Second Harvest Heartland will be conducting criminal background checks for all volunteers in this position.  Second Harvest Heartland reserves the right to refuse to work with a volunteer, or dismiss a current volunteer, based on the results of the background check.

How does this project align with team strategy?

Safety is central to our day-to-day operations and continual enhancements to our safety program help us achieve our mission the most efficiently, effectively, and with healthy team members.

Project history:

Our safety program has evolved with our facility and operational changes over the years. This is a continuation of that work.


  1. Updating of our AWAIR program
  2. Developmentand updating of facility-specific procedures
  3. Assistance with program development for fleet safety,safety reporting, and other engagement strategies

Estimated time commitment: 5 hours per week or 20 hours per month; overall timeline based on availability

Project start date: As soon as feasible

Project completion date: January or February 2022 with the potential of more projects in the spring

Number of volunteers needed: Can subdivide work based on volunteer(s) interested and availability

Work site: Primary location will be Brooklyn Park with some visits to Maplewood; work can be performed offsite as needed

To express interest: Visit the opportunity on our portal, and click on "Respond"

Questions? Reach out to Kelly Mortvedt,

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About Second Harvest Heartland


7101 Winnetka Ave No., Brooklyn Park, MN 55428, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to end hunger through community partnerships. At Second Harvest Heartland, our volunteer partners do more than enrich our work, they ground us to our mission of ending hunger together. We integrate volunteers into all aspects of creating and delivering solutions that will free our neighbors of hunger.


More than a food bank, Second Harvest Heartland is a leading partner in the policies and programs that work to end hunger, like SNAP, school meals and senior nutrition programs, and we’re an innovator in the areas where food can be the solution, like FOODRx and Minnesota Central Kitchen.

Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country.

Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors as well as people like you, our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Our fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after school programs. Each year we distributed more than 100 million meals to our partners in hunger-relief. Learn more at

Click here to visit our volunteer portal and view all available opportunities.



We'll work with your schedule.


7101 Winnetka Ave NBrooklyn ParkBrooklyn Park, MN 55428



  • Organization Design
  • Human Resources Legal Compliance
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • 5 hours/week or 20hours/month

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