Fight Hunger! Volunteer Site Leader Needed - San Mateo County

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ORGANIZATION: Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

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Site Leader Needed - Multiple Locations in Santa Clara County Available.

Everyone should have access to healthy food. Second Harvest provides nutritious groceries and fresh produce at distribution sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. These sites are volunteer-run and rely on committed, dedicated volunteers who can support the effort on an ongoing basis.

Lead the distribution of food at one of our Free Groceries sites with the help of other dedicated volunteers and the support of Second Harvest staff. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

-Leading the setup, distribution, and cleanup
-Creating a warm and welcoming environment
-Ensuring all safety guidelines are followed
-Delegating tasks such as client check-in, traffic control, and food distribution

This volunteer opportunity might be for you if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You can commit to a minimum of 6 months
  • You are friendly, patient and eager to work with clients and volunteers of diverse backgrounds
  • You have the ability to perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct and responsibility
  • You are organized and detail-oriented and have the ability to execute on a plan
  • You enjoy working in a fast pace environment with many moving parts
  • You have experience responding to issues quickly
  • You have experience working with volunteers
  • You are able lift 20 pounds
  • Are comfortable using email and the internet

Helpful background skills:

  • Experience working for a non-profit or representing another organization as a volunteer
  • Experience working with low-income families and individuals
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Vietnamese, or English/Chinese
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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 at


Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations San Mateo, CA 94403



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours a week/ bi-weekly/ monthly
  • Minimum of six month commitment

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