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!

 "A few hours of being outside in the sunshine and up in an orange tree makes everything better. Working with Food Forward is an excellent way to redistribute some of these resources in a practical and immediately effective method. It is one of the best ways to meet new people from all walks of life...It is a better workout than anything in a gym!"

"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


"We had a very rewarding morning with Food Forward. The volunteer coordinator, Marie, was easy to work with, flexible, and very responsive, and provided us with an excellent property in Northridge that fit both our needs and our volunteer count. We loved the program [and] would absolutely do Food Forward again as a group."
-Birthright Israel NEXT LA (Group Pick Client)