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!

 "Southern California, and especially the San Fernando Valley, has such a fruit-filled cultural history built around putting food on our family tables. So many of the fruits and vegetables we eat today were developed from seeds and cuttings brought from the “old country” and shared for generations among fellow Angelinos. Picking for Food Forward is like a treasure hunt – each tree shares its rich story, and I’m glad for every opportunity to listen."

"I love being a part of Food Forward picks. They have really taught me to appreciate the labor it takes to harvest our food. At the same time, I also love being around such fun all performing a great deed for the community."
-Connie, Volunteer


"Thank you for all that you do that makes this Food Forward program such an incredible success. The residents are delighted, and I am certain they are eating better than they have in a very long time!"
Gayle Gates, Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing