WiM North Carolina | Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Volunteer Event
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Join WiM North Carolina for
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Volunteer Event
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28206
Cost to attend
WiM Member: $10
Join WiM North Carolina for our Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Volunteer Event! Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHMETROLINA) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food. SHMETROLINA has been in existence since 1981. They serve a total of 24 counties - 14 counties in North Carolina including Anson, Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Rutherford, Stanly and Union and 10 counties in South Carolina including Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Lancaster, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, Union, and York.
We strive to connect WiM NC Members to each other during this event and to our local community!
Full registration fee will be donated to Second Harvest as part of this volunteer event.
For More Information:
WiM NC will provide a final list of volunteers to Second Harvest. Please show up at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to complete the volunteer paperwork.
- Closed-toe shoes are required to enter our building You will not be permitted to volunteer in sandals, flip flops or an injury type of foot boot as you will be in our working warehouse.
- Please wear comfortable clothing. No controversial wear. During colder days, a light jacket or sweatshirt is best. During warmer months, shorts of a respectful length are permitted.
- Earbuds or headphones are not permitted for safety reasons.
- No weapons of any kind are permitted inside our building.
- During our week-day shifts, all volunteers must be 17 years of age and be able to work without adult supervision. Ages 13-16 can volunteer with an adult on Saturdays. Both the adult and youth must be scheduled. Youth Groups must have 1 adult per 4 youth.
- Project instructions are given at the beginning of each shift. Anyone arriving 15 minutes late will be asked to reschedule. We do need to enforce the cut-off time as it hurts our production if our staff has to go over the instructions for the second time to latecomers. Arriving 10-15 minutes early will give you time to sign-in, make a name tag and use the restroom if needed.
- Standing during the shift is required, Bending and light lifting is necessary. All volunteers must be able to perform all tasks on their own.
- Food & Drink: No outside food or drinks of any kind are permitted in our building. Volunteer Stations in the warehouse will have bottled water for our volunteers.
- Sickness: If you are showing any signs of being sick, please stay home. If you do arrive and we feel that it is best that you are not around food or other volunteers, we will ask you to leave. Thank you for understanding.
- Waiver - Our sign-in sheet includes our SHFB waiver so there is no need to have your group sign anything before they arrive.
- Location: 500-B Spratt Street, Charlotte 28206. (Crisis Assistance is next to us and they are 500-A)
- Parking: You may park in our parking lot (left side of our building), the gravel lot across from the food bank, in our neighbor’s parking lot (Crisis Assistance Ministry) or in the street (no meters). Please note that you may park on the outside of the circle only. Do not park where signs are located that say “No Parking” posted on the inside of the circle or in our staff parking lot as your car may be towed.
- Entrance: Please go to the parking lot on the left side of our building, go towards the back of our building and you will see a ramp with doors that are marked entrance.
- Purses/Valuables: Please leave valuables at home or lock in your car trunk. We do not have lockers to store purses and are not responsible for any lost items that may fall into a bin while you are sorting.
- Zero Tolerance Policy: Anyone putting candy, snacks or any other item into their pocket, will be asked to leave and will not be able to volunteer for any future dates.