Before You Volunteer Volunteer Roles FAQ Contact Us

Harvest Hope Food Bank utilizes nearly 11,000 volunteers a year in order to keep operations running at our various facilities. Last year volunteers put in more than 70,000 hours of service with Harvest Hope saving us over 1.4 million dollars in staffing costs!

Before You Volunteer

All volunteers are required to go through a volunteer orientation. The orientation is offered several times a month, and lasts approximately one hour. If you are part of a large group, a single member may attend and then relay the information back to your team. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Emergency Food Pantry
We currently have three full time Emergency Food Pantries at our Shop Road facility in Columbia, on 12th Street in Cayce and on White Horse Road in Greenville. These pantries help any individuals or families that come to our doors looking for assistance during their time of need. Each of these pantries utilizes volunteers to help sort and pack food as well as work in client intake.

Product Rescue
A fun place to work inspecting, sorting, and boxing the donated food that comes in through our community food drives. This job does require light physical activity (bending, light lifting, etc.) and is a great team building project for small groups!

Groups
Our ability to work with groups changes throughout the time of year and per facility. If you are interested in bringing in a group please fill out the group inquiry form here.

Court Mandated/Pre-Trial Intervention (PTI) Community Service
We accept court mandated and PTI community service on a case by case basis. Please note that we never accept those with charges of violence, theft, sexual misconduct or drug distribution. Please contact your local branch to see if you qualify to serve your hours with us.

Administrative Volunteer
Like all organizations, we have an abundance of administrative tasks that need to be done but we try to minimize staffing costs so we can spend the money on food. Areas include data entry, phone calls, filing, etc.

Skilled Professionals or Interns
In addition to our other volunteer opportunities, we always have a need for skilled professionals and/ or interns that can help in a variety of ways such as: marketing, writing, fundraising, program management, graphics, public speaking, grants, etc.

Contact Us

To Schedule or get more information please call:

The Midlands
Sara Bouknight
(803) 254-4432 ext. 1112
sbouknight@harvesthope.org
Midlands Orientation Sign Up
Group Inquiry Form

The Pee Dee Branch
Rebecca Jones
(803) 254-4432 ext. 1115
rjones@harvesthope.org
Group Inquiry Form

The Greater Greenville Branch
Tanya Yachaina
(864) 281-3995 ext. 3113
tyachaina@harvesthope.org
Group Inquiry Form

 
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