The Heart of SECOR
Volunteers are the heart and soul of SECOR, without them, we couldn't serve as many guests as we do. They keep the wheels turning, the warehouse organized and the market fresh, and they bring hope and a smile to our guests.
There are a variety of opportunities for our volunteers, including:
Restock items in our free food market
Assist guests, one-on-one, with shopping
Help unload trucks with donations
Organize food donations in the warehouse
Pack, load and drive Food for Thought bags for schools
Drive our truck to pick up donations from Costco, Sprouts, Target, Natural Grocers, etc.
Pick-up Starbucks donations (Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Pick-up donations from 2 Kneaders locations
Christmas Outreach gift wrapping
Special Events (as needed)
Volunteers donate 2-4 hours per shift, on their chosen day(s) of the week. We are happy to work with you to accommodate your schedule to the best of our ability.
Interested in Joining the Fun?
First step is to join us for one of our tours of SECOR. Here you'll learn more about SECOR's work and about the real need in our communities as a result of Suburban Poverty. We'll also walk through the free food market and warehouse, and share the process our guests' experience when they visit. It's easy, fun and it will help you decide how you would like to spend your time as a volunteer. Tours are hosted twice a month:
Second Wednesday of the month from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Sign-up for your tour here!
If you are unable to participate in a tour on our regularly scheduled dates , please contact us.
Volunteers must be 16 years old or older to participate without adult supervision. Children 8 – 15 years old may volunteer only if they are accompanied by a supervising adult, e.g. parent/guardian, mentor, group leader. NOTE: children of any age are NOT allowed in the market when the market is open.
An application to volunteer is required; please download, complete and bring it with you when you come for your tour.
Attend a tour.
Next Steps to Volunteering:
After attending a tour, sign up for your first shift. You will be paired with a seasoned volunteer who will "show you the ropes" and work with you until you feel comfortable. Since our volunteers work varying days, there will always be seasoned volunteers around to "shadow" and guide you, and answer any questions.
Groups / Organizations / High School Community Hours
Groups or Organizations
SECORCares welcomes groups and organizations of all kinds - corporate groups, service organizations, school groups, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troupes, church groups, business organizations, and more! As with individual volunteers, we will share our story, take you on a tour, then get you started on your volunteer time. It's a great team building event, as well as an opportunity to give back to your community. Be a part of something bigger with SECOR!
If you would like to bring your group or organization on a tour, or to volunteer, please contact Lisa.
Attention High School Students – SECOR is an eligible location for earning your volunteer community hours for graduation. You must bring your hour tracking sheet from your school or sport. Please reach out to Monica for more information.
Questions: Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Monica.