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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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: Tuesday - 07/28/15
    Time: 02:00 pm - 04:00 am
    Location: North Hollywood, CA
    Join us for an afternoon of ne...
    Details | Registration is Closed

 "Food Forward is a great organization where you can immediately see the ‘fruits’ of your labor…such an important cause and so worthwhile in every way."
Deborah, Volunteer

"The experience was so awesome! Your team rocks! Jack was so helpful as team leader. Lara and Jack both spoke highly of Food Forward because it is so organized. It was such a pleasure to hear the feedback from Food Not Bombs contact. He really appreciates this being streamlined through Food Forward. It was really great to see how the produce boxes were distributed with care and detail, tailored to the specific needs and quantities for each group picking up. When the pick ups happened, the drivers were very happy that they did not need to wait for their boxes to be weighed in, but rather just loaded them up and were on their way."
Beth, Farmers Market Recovery


" On behalf of the Studio City Farmers Market, I just want to add that the Food Forward Farmers Market Program is seamless. Once we introduced the program to the farmers the volunteers took over and there have never been any issues. The volunteers do all the work, they are professional and courteous and quick. It is truly a program that benefits many, including the farmers, who are happy to get their receipts for the tax write-off. "
Esther Walker, Executive Director Studio City Farmers Market