SJMA Volunteer Opportunities at Second Harvest Food Bank for the holidays

  • 12/05/2020
  • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Social Services Agency - CalWORKS,1879 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112

SJMA is also working with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley has secured twenty (20) spots on December 5, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM.  Currently, there are spots still available for SJMA members to provide in person support that will require setting up tables, unload and bring food inside a community room, distribute groceries and fresh produce to program members, and clean up. 

This is a hands-on, fast-paced activity and a great way to also help our community.  Some heavy lifting (a minimum of 25 lbs) may be required. If interested, please register here SJMA’s group reservation ID is GR-20050.  If you have any additional questions, please contact Andrea Case at

What should you expect?

  • Parking may be limited, so carpooling is advised. Second Harvest is not responsible for your valuables, so please leave all valuables in the trunk of your car.
  • Your health and safety is a top priority. Learn more about our health and safety requirements for volunteering on site or at a distribution.
  • Social distancing will be expected for the safety of all. Please maintain six feet of distance from each other.
  • Silicon  strongly encourage you to bring and wear a face mask if you have one. We will provide disposable food grade masks when we have supply.

What should I wear and bring?

  • We strongly encourage you to bring and wear a face mask if you have one.
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe footwear and long pants. Volunteers wearing high heels, open-toe shoes, or sandals are not allowed to volunteer.
  • Shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted.
  • Please tie back long hair.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and if needed, bring sunglasses, sunscreen and hats.
    Some activities may be outdoors.
  • Bring water and snacks. It can get very hot and volunteering involves physical activity. Come prepared so you can keep up your energy!

What if I need to cancel?

  • If you need to cancel or reschedule, please access your personal site and cancel the shift(s) you can no longer attend.
  • Please carefully review your schedule prior to taking a volunteer slot at one of our distribution sites. Cancellations and no shows directly impact our ability to provide the nutritious food our members need to thrive.
  • If you are unable to access your personal site, please contact Second Harvest Food Bank at

What else do I need to know?

  • The minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank is 14 years old.
  • A parent or adult guardian must accompany volunteers under 16 years old.
  • Electronic parental permission is required in advance for volunteers under 18 years old.

Thank you,

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