Our Nashville event is right around the corner! On June 9 from 1 -3pm, we will be at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. It’s located at 331 Great Circle Road Nashville, TN 37228!
All minors MUST have a parent or legal guardian sign the Youth Volunteer Waiver. This form can be turned in the day of the volunteer project. Every minor MUST also have a hardcopy Youth Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. If you need one please let us know so we can forward the information to you.
Here are some of the policies sent to us by Second Harvest:
Age Requirements: The minimum age for volunteers is 12 years old, with the exception of Family Night on Thursdays when the minimum age is 6 years old. Groups younger than 18 years old must be accompanied by adult chaperones (1 adult: 5 minors).
Arrival: During business hours of Monday - Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm, volunteers should enter the building through the 2nd door on the left into the lobby and check in with the receptionist. She will notify the Volunteer Coordinator that you have arrived. Outside of business hours, during evening and Saturday shifts, volunteers should enter the building through the 1st door on the left into the Culinary Arts Center. The Volunteer Coordinator will be there to greet volunteers upon arrival.
Attire: Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops), and casual, comfortable clothes that are appropriate for a warehouse environment. There are volunteer projects that involve working in the 40 degree cooler, so be sure to bring a sweatshirt or jacket.
Check in/out: All volunteers are required to wear a name badge, as well as sign-in/out to record service hours.
Harassment: As an equal opportunity employer, Second Harvest Food Bank has a strict policy against employee or volunteer harassment, whether sexual, racial, religious or national origin. Harassment in any form (verbal, physical or visual) is strictly against Second Harvest’s policy and will result in corrective action. Simply put, harassment will not be tolerated on the part of any employee or volunteer.
Orientation: All volunteers will receive an orientation and tour of the food bank, as well as training prior to each shift. A Volunteer Services Associate will supervise every volunteer group.
Parking: Volunteer parking is available in front of the lot near the main entrance.
Physical Requirements: Volunteers primarily work in a warehouse around large equipment such as forklifts and pallet jacks. Volunteers must be able to use their hands, fingers and arms with dexterity; be able to physically handle, lift and move product; as well as stand throughout the entire shift.
Smoking Policy: Smoking is only allowed in the designated smoking area located in the back of the building outside.
• Personal belongings such as bags and purses are not permitted in the warehouse. Storage is not provided so these items should be left in your vehicle.
• Volunteers are not allowed to throw cans or other food items.
• Volunteers are expected to remain in the project work area throughout the shift.
• Volunteers are not allowed to drive forklifts, or ride/stand on the pallet jacks or shopping carts.
• Running and horseplay is prohibited.
• Eating and drinking in the warehouse is prohibited. However, water is provided and allowed.
• Volunteers are NEVER allowed to take products from the warehouse, even food or items that have to be discarded.
We can’t wait to see you guys there!