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!

 "Whether you find solace in the meditative act of plucking the fruit from trees, or love unwinding from the 9-5 grind by chatting with fellow pickers, Food Forward is a place for everyone. I truly cherish each and every pick for its unique and rewarding experiences. Even in the heart of LA, I have found my locavore sanctuary!"
Elise (Pick Leader)

"It was such a positive experience donating the fruit from our trees to Food Forward…It’s nice to see these people give of their time and energy, and to allow us to be a part of it."
Ralph, Northridge


" 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