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Please fill out the form below to apply for volunteer assistance for harvesting your fruit trees. If your home or property has been harvested by Village Harvest in the past, please fill in our Harvest Assistance Request page instead.

Before you apply, please check the list at the right and verify you are within our service area. If you're outside our area we'll be glad to help you find alternatives.

Winter 2020 Eligibility

This citrus season we anticipate there may be 5 to 10 times more tree owners offering fruit than our home harvest teams will be able to assist. Because of this overwhelming interest:

  • We give priority to seniors age 70 and older or households physically unable to pick their trees, homes with a larger amount (more than 150 lbs/6 milk crates of citrus), or where we have several homes offering fruit close together.
  • If you or any members of our your household are physically able, you should be willing to participate in the harvest alongside our volunteers to the limit of your physical abilities.
  • Rental properties are unlikely to be selected in this peak period, unless occupied by their owner.

While our home harvest teams are limited, our Neighborhood Harvest program will assist neighborhood associations or a group of neighbors in organizing their own fruit drive with support and equipment from Village Harvest. Please contact us if you'd like to organize a harvest of your entire block or neighborhood.

If you have a smaller amount or we cannot assist you this season, most food banks or meal services are grateful to receive fruit directly from tree owners - don't let it go to waste or become a nuisance!  Visit our Community Food Drop Off Locations map and list or Contact Us through this website or by phone.

There is no required charge, but we do ask for tax-deductible donations cover a portion of the cost of providing this service. We we are grateful for your support to continue.

Items marked with * are required.

Name
(for groups or companies only)
Address
(optional line if needed)
format: nnnnn or nnnnn-nnnn
Phone
Please include at least one contact number; use format nnn-nnn-nnnn including the area code.
(choose one)
(check either or both if applies)
Please tell us what types of trees you have, and their varieties if you know. What height are they, and where are they located on your property? (height in feet, or relative to the height of your house).
When will each type of your fruit be ripe and ready to pick?
Please tell us anything additional we should know about harvesting your property - pets, preferred access path, tenants, ...

Eligibility and Conditions *

Our goal is to help tree owners learn to share their own fruit whenever possible, and for our volunteer teams to primarily assist households whose members are physically unable to harvest their trees.

We will advise you of the status of your harvesting assistance request as soon as we can based on the number of requests and the location of homes. This may take up to a month.

I and all members of my household are physically unable to harvest my fruit tree(s).
I, or another household member, am willing to participate in the harvest along with Village Harvest volunteers, to the limit of my physical ability.