picker (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – May 16, 2016
learned people put on a fake face. workers have poor equipment not enough employees to do the job workers there are not paid enough where does the money go will never donate to second harvest food bank everrrrr.
Volunteer Team Lead (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 3, 2016
I'm currently a volunteer Team Lead at Second Harvest Food Bank. I do not have a paid job, so I volunteer at Second Harvest on Saturdays. I lead corporate, social groups and individuals in boxing up produce to be distributed to the community.
Volunteer Food Packer (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 27, 2015
Second harvest is the go to highschool senior to parent location of earning community service hours. To me it is the first place of what is a warehouse sorting and assembly. To volunteer you would have to register to work on a scheduled day. Over the years however tech companies take their time for some unexplained reasons to completely reserve all multiple locations months in advance for their employees. Just having an independent to actually volunteer there for a day is near impossible as of now.
A sense of comradery, Snacks provided at break time
Start a route each day, driving to local retailers picking up and delivering donations. All donations has to be inventoried, weigh, and measured to ensure or determine were items will be stored for future distribution.
Volunteer Work (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – October 1, 2015
Everyone was there for the same purpose. This purpose was to help feed the less fortunate and starving families. Each volunteer had a large variety of duties that include washing/peeling vegetables and meats.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Amherst, OH – June 16, 2015
Answered and directed all incoming calls to a 10 person office, distributing food to low income/in need residents in the community.
I enjoyed working there, as it gave me an opportunity to feel as though I was "giving back" and helping those less fortunate. Was very difficult having to deny someone in need because our offices was unable to provide services.
We worked as a team, to ensure that the community needs was met, on a daily basis.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Erie, PA – May 16, 2015
The work that I did helped feed the hungry and that was all the motivation I needed. There was no pay or benefits. My part of the team was to take cases of food off the pallets and break them open so the other team members could bundle them with other items. My co-workers were a local high school Air Force ROTC platoon. They were very intelligent and hard working. I don't remember anything difficult about working there. What I enjoyed the most was the boss's sense of humor.
I work in the warehoues and shipping and receiving
Forklift operator (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – July 22, 2015
It was my job to come in first thing in the morning to get ready for are shippings. I would pull orders and input orders and invoices in the system. Everyone there was friendly. I really injoyed working there.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – May 6, 2015
Great environment to do volunteer work in. Loved my fellow volunteers because most of them were classmates and we all got along very well. Supervisors were friendly and helpful whenever we needed anything. Learned how to work with nothing in return except the joy of giving to others.
Volunteer crew member (Former Employee) – Daytona Beach, FL – June 1, 2015
i like how while your working they ask you are you okay? how's the job going? is there any help that you need? they actually care about their employees well being the breaks are good and so are the people.
The short time there was a valuable experience for me in regards to the caring personalities of employees and volunteers. How everyone expressed the love of their position whether getting paid for it or just volunteering. All my encounters with management and staff had pleasant dispositions that relaid in their speech and work ethics. I would love to work there as a permanent employee. Hated that my position ended.
Administrative/Clerical Assistant (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 20, 2015
The duties vary from day-to-day, depending on what projects are currently assigned. I deal with a lot of confidential files and documents. As of late for example, I am working on scanning, printing, and filing documents in order for the organization to go paperless.
I would come in and had volunteers to train. I trained them on how to sort good foods from bad or recalled foods. I trained them on the correct safety procedures needed to work at Second Harvest so they didn't get injured. My co-workers were always friendly and uplifting. The hardest part of the job was that it was a very fast-paced environment and you had to think quick, and the most rewarding was the fellowship everyday working with people who truly liked each other.