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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Food Shelf Volunteer

Help the food shelf provide food to families and individuals in need! All food shelf volunteers must undergo a pre-screening process: If you answer “yes” to any of the questions you are not eligible to volunteer at this time. Are you 70 or older? Have you or anyone in your household experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 48 hours: diarrhea nausea or vomiting congestion or runny nose sore throat new loss of taste or smell headache muscle or body aches fatigue shortness of breath or difficulty breathing cough fever or chills Within the past 14 days, have you or anyone in your household been in close physical contact (6 feet or closer for at least 15 minutes) with a person who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or with anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Are you or anyone in your household isolating or quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19 or are worried that you may be sick with COVID-19? Are you or anyone in your household currently waiting on the results of a COVID-19 test? If you have answered “no” to all of the questions listed above you are eligible to volunteer with us. Express interest below to connect with Second Harvest's volunteer program.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Resourcing Volunteer

First Call 211 provides community members a central place to learn about resources and find information on government and social programs. Resourcing Volunteers help ensure information is timely, relevant, and accurately recorded in the 211 databases. Volunteers will communicate with nonprofits to gather locally relevant information. This role is performed virtually using a phone, computer, and Microsoft Excel. Training on appropriate communication protocols and how to accurately document agency information is provided.

Through 12/31/21

COVID-19 Related Updates


COVID-19 Information and Resources

JULY 1, 2020  |  BY UNITED WAY

As an organization dedicated to the well-being of our community, we are closely watching the developments surrounding COVID-19 and how individuals and families throughout our community will be impacted.

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Volunteering Safely During COVID-19


As the state begins to open up, volunteer projects are getting underway again. Some of these projects were planned previously to the pandemic, while other projects will be responding to COVID-19 needs. 

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About COVID-19 Volunteering

Community members are encouraged to help support community needs created by the Coronavirus outbreak, but we ask that you keep the following in mind:

  • Honor the public health recommendations. If you’re delivering supplies or food to a family or organization, follow the suggestion of social distancing – ring the doorbell and move away from the door, text them beforehand, etc.
  • Feel connected through solo volunteering. Even if you’ve signed up for a solo volunteering opportunity – like delivering food to someone who needs it or distributing door hangers with information – know that the people you’re helping appreciate your outreach and you’re helping people feel connected. You’re also staying true to the health department’s suggestion of social distancing.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Of course, you should be doing all of the things to stay safe – hand washing, limiting exposure, etc. – but this one deserves a second shout out. If you are not feeling well, please stay home and get well. Thanks to people who think like you, there will be plenty of volunteers out there to help when needed.


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