We’re looking for new volunteers for our Village Harvest Gleaning Groups! Join others in your community to spread awareness of hunger and food waste issues, while actively engaging in solutions. There are several ways to get involved:
- Harvest Fruit in your Area
We glean fruit from all over the island to make sure we benefit food programs in your community. At harvest events, volunteers harvest fruits and/or vegetables and prepare them for delivery. Volunteers can sign up for harvest events as an individual or a group. Pick produce with us to meet new people while enthusiastically giving back and spending time outside! Volunteers are also needed to assist in delivering the produce to various schools, after school programs, and food pantries in your community after each harvest.
- Outreach to Tree Donors
We are perpetually expanding the program to meet the needs of our current and new food site recipients across the island. Anyone can help by surveying your area for falling fruit! Volunteers can raise awareness by passing out flyers at community events or delivering program presentations. We’ll provide you with flyers and resources to make outreach easy. This position is perfect for you if you are not available for harvest times or enjoy working independently and networking.
- Become a Village Harvest Leader
We are looking for dedicated community members to lead harvests in the community. This person should be comfortable in leading 5-10 volunteers in harvesting fruit, on a weekly to monthly basis. Village Harvest Leaders receive training in harvesting a wide variety of produce, equipment use, food safety practices, and fruit tree maintenance. This opportunity is for people looking for regular volunteer service activities who believe in the mission of Village Harvest!
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please sign up for our Gleaning Teams here.