Village Harvest is a volunteer powered organization born out of the passions, vision, and commitment of everyone who has gotten involved. Talents of all kind are needed and directly contribute to our ability to strengthen our community.
There are many ways you can help individually, with your organization, or with a circle of friends: backyard fruit harvesting, making preserves, sharing your gardening expertise, enhancing our web site and technology, and providing expertise and support. In most cases no ongoing commitment is needed, just a few hours picking fruit outdoors with other talented and interesting people while making a difference for thousands.
To help us match your interests and location to our events, fill out our Volunteer Registration form, and then sign yourself up for specific upcoming events of interest found in our Newsletter or our Events page.
Visit the Volunteer Opportunities page for information on specific roles.
To keep abreast of our harvesting for the hungry and preserving projects, sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter. Subscribe on our Volunteer Registration form (or alternatively the newsletter subscription form, no need to fill out both). You may also email us your name, city, and e-mail address, but we'd prefer you use the web forms to subscribe.
Browse the latest and recent volunteer newsletters here.
Volunteer Event Photo Galleries:
Here is some fun history of our past events; click each event for the photo gallery:
- 2005 Over 100K Photo Album, November 29, 2005
- Stocklmeir Harvest - Cupertino, May 22, 2005
- Girl Scouts Harvesting for the Hungry, August & November 2004 (link disabled 11/05)
- Harvesting for the Hungry - Mt. View, March 28, 2004 (link disabled 11/04)
- Harvesting for the Hungry - Palo Alto, February 21, 2004
- Hitachi Plum Mania, August 23, 2003
Volunteers have asked if they can print flyers to pass out to friends and neighbors with fruit trees.
Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version you can print. It is double sided and needs to be cut down the middle.
- Drop-off Locations for those who are physically able and have a moderate (150 lbs or less) amount of fruit. PDF format, double sided.