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Volunteering in 5 Simple Steps: How to Complete Your Volunteer Profile

    1. 1.  Submit your email and your first name - click next.

    2. 2.  Create your Volunteer Profile by completing the short application.  If you want to bring a group, the next page will allow
           you to create your group.

      1. 3.  The next page - SHMETROLINA Event Registration:
      2.      -  Select a Volunteer or Group below.  You will see your name.  If you are an individual and volunteering on your own, you are all
                set and ready to schedule your volunteer time.

      3. 4.  If you want to Bring a GROUP - use the arrow and click on NO Groups Available - Request a New Group, in which will bring
      4.      you to the Volunteer Group Request page.  Please remember to include in the comments section, the ate you would like and
      5.      the shift and time.  Without this information, we cannot schedule your group.

            •      Once you are finished, click on Submit Group Request.  Our Volunteer Coordinator will get a notification and will set your group
            •      up and schedule your volunteer time.  Please note that individuals will not have the capability to schedule a group session.

              5.  Check your email and confirm your registration.  

              That's it!  

              Remember ...

              - Once your profile is complete, you will not be asked for this information again.

              - When you want to volunteer, you will go to the online calendar, sign-in, and choose date(s) that are available.  A confirmation
                 email and a reminder email will be sent to you.   It is also very easy to cancel your date, change your date or add your name to
                 a waitlist.

              -  Families:  Each family member that is volunteering must complete a profile.  If you use the same email or phone number, you
                 will be grouped as a family in the system.

Register to volunteer in  Click Here


Court Ordered or PreTrial Intervention (PTI) Community Service must contact the Volunteer Coordinator before scheduling volunteer time as not all charges are accepted. Please see the FAQ page for information.  If you have any questions please contact Nancy Hagerman at or 704-805-1712.

Thank You

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. There are many ways to get involved in ending hunger in our region. We could never accomplish all we do without each and every volunteer. One hour of your time provides SHMETROLINA with $22.99 in labor savings. Our annual savings with volunteers like you equals $6.4 million dollars! These savings are dollars that are used to feed more hungry people.


Our Vision for Volunteers

SHMETROLINA believes volunteers are vital to the success of the food bank and to our community in need. If you are looking for a way to give back to our community, meet new people, educate yourself about hunger awareness, or participate in a project that feeds hungry children, seniors, families and pets, then you have found the right place!

SHMETROLINA Is the Largest Hunger Fighting Agency

In 2018-2019 we distributed almost 55 million pounds of food and household items to individuals in need through our 700+ partner agencies in 14 counties in NC and 5 counties in SC. Last year, over 98,000 volunteers donated 278,000 hours and there is still more work to be done!



Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601   


Hours: Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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