Village Harvest is an almost purely volunteer organization, and talents and skills of all kinds are needed and welcome.
Home and Orchard Harvesting
Harvest Volunteers: Pick, move, and/or sort fruit along with other volunteers at our popular harvest events at homes, neighborhoods, or small orchards. Harvests are outdoors with light exercise. With many different tasks involved, there are possibilities for volunteers of most physical abilities.
Harvest Leaders and Assistants: Harvest leaders teach, guide, and coach volunteers through a morning of harvesting. Meet and interact with homeowners. Outdoors, with physical activity.
Harvest Planners/Organizers: Harvest Organizers determine which homes we will harvest for a specific event, and coordinate arrangements in advance with homeowners and volunteers. This "virtual volunteering" role is primarily by computer or phone, and relatively flexible scheduling in advance of a harvest.
Van Drivers: Drive the Village Harvest owned van, or vans of food agency partners, to carry equipment and fruit during a harvest event. Adults 21 or higher, California driver's license, requires insurance approval and a clean driving record.
Volunteers with trucks or vans to carry fruit
Equipment Wranglers: Gather and prepare harvesting equipment prior to harvests, especially orchard events. (San Jose)
Marketing and Communications
Graphic Designer: Create signs, posters, and other graphics items with function and personality.
Community Outreach: Be an ambassador and representative at public events and fairs.
Newsletter and Website Writers and Editors
Website design and development: Use your professional design or development skills to improve our website.