Organize Backyard Fruit Harvests to help people in your community

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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


PO Box 9231San Jose, CA 95157


Village Harvest helps people share their gardens and their talents to build a stronger, healthier community for all. Together, we fight hunger and improve lives with local fruit and community spirit, and have fun doing it!

We organize volunteers to pick abundant fruit from from backyards and small orchards in the South San Francisco Bay Area to help people in need. This year a thousand volunteers will harvest more than 200,000 pounds of healthy, local, sustainable fruit, benefitting tens of thousands in the community through local food banks.

The talents of our Harvest Organizers / Event Planners make all this possible; a few hours of your time organizing a community fruit harvest from home can make a difference for thousands.

Harvest Organizers decide which homes to harvest and coordinate arrangements with homeowners, food agencies, and volunteer harvest leaders. Volunteering is from home (or a remote location) using your computer and Internet connection, on a generally flexible schedule in advance of each harvest. Participating in harvests is not required.

Volunteer openings are available for 6 community harvest teams serving areas of Santa Clara, San Mateo, and Santa Cruz counties. Learn more at

Curious? We'd appreciate your questions!


  • Google Apps
  • Organization
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • People Skills

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically 4-5 hours per harvest organized
  • Computer w/Internet connection, phone; intermediate to advanced computer usage skills
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