Our more than 325 volunteers are our most valuable asset and we could not operate without them. They work in three primary areas, including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Beaufort. Deliveries are made throughout Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton counties.

“I really feel fortunate that I have had the opportunity and ability to work for this great organization. It has been the most rewarding experience of any volunteer work that I have done over the years. The common thread that I find in the Second Helpings volunteers is their self-satisfaction of touching others with their efforts. They really don’t need someone to tell them, “job well done.” They feel it with every load they drop off. They are the most devoted bunch of men and women I know.”
-Richard Whitmore, Saturday Volunteer for more than 12 years


How would you like to help?

There are many ways that volunteers support our mission of providing food to local people and reducing food waste in our community. Give us a day a month or a week. Generally, volunteers start their routes at 8 a.m. and finish around 1 p.m.


Opportunities include:

Food Rescue

Most of our volunteers help collect food from our local Food Donors and distribute it to our Agency Partners. We have opportunities in Bluffton, Beaufort and Hilton Head Island.

Fill the Need Program

Volunteers fill soft coolers with food at Palmetto Breeze’s Transit Station in Bluffton on Thursday afternoons and provide it to Hilton Head Island workers who are riding buses back to their homes.

K-12 Program

Volunteers are assigned to a school to pick up leftover lunch food every week and deliver the rescued items to a local Agency Partner.

Board Committees

Second Helpings needs your talents to serve on one of our committees. For more information, please e-mail execdirector@secondhelpingslc.org.

Office and Administrative Opportunities

We have clerical and general office opportunities for volunteers. We also welcome assistance with volunteer recruitment and appreciation, marketing and communications and event planning.

If you have any questions or are ready to volunteer, please contact:

Leah Long
Operations Administrator
843-689-3689 or officeadmin@secondhelpingslc.org

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