We are proud to announce this month’s volunteer events. Click on event name for more detail and to register.

Please note: The exact address of the pick will be given out only to confirmed pickers 48-72 hours prior to the pick. To reduce volunteer cancellations and increase the number of volunteer slots, please only sign up for a maximum of 5 events per month. Some volunteers have reported not receiving confirmation emails to AOL and Hotmail accounts. If you do not receive a confirmation after registering, please email

MINORS: Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult guardian who must also register themselves for the event. Volunteers under 18 must have an adult guardian sign the online waiver when registering for the first time. Minimum age for picks: 5 years unless otherwise posted. Minimum age for farmers market gleans: 12 years.

Would you like to volunteer with a group? Please check out our list of scheduled events below! If you do not see a current event that can accommodate your group, please fill out this form and our volunteer team will get back to you!

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Featured Events

Full Events

The following upcoming events are full but you can still get on the standby list. When you are on the standby list for an event you will be notified if a space becomes available.

Closed Events

The following upcoming events are now closed. Thanks everyone for volunteering and we'll see you up a tree soon!

  • Date: Friday - 07/10/15
    Time: 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
    Location: North Hollywood, CA
    Join us for an afternoon of ne...
    Details | Registration is Closed

 " I choose to volunteer with FF because it gives me the ability to help the community while enjoying the outdoors. The feeling of getting my hands dirty and putting fruit in crates knowing it will help people in need, is second to none!"
Ross Zelen

"I purchased a home last fall that was built in the 1950’s and the fruit trees are mature and produce lots of fruit. I asked myself, “What am I going to do with this fruit?”, and a friend suggested I get a hold of Food Forward. It was easy! I emailed the office, they got back to me requesting location and a photo of the trees. A day was scheduled and arrangements were made. A great group of Food Forward volunteers came to my house, picked the fruit and no mess was left behind."
Paul 2/24/11


"We were thrilled to have a great group of Food Forward volunteers show up at our home and harvest our citrus trees. You guys did a great job with a fantastic attitude, and look forward to having you back for the fall harvest!"
Amanda 3/3/11