Glean Team Leader Volunteer Interest

Food Forward Glean Team Leader – Volunteer Interest

  • We’re excited that you’re interested in hearing more about our Glean Team Leader role! Please fill out this short form, and we’ll reach out to you with additional details. Feel free to email [email protected] with any questions!

    WHO: Glean Team Leaders (GTLs) are trained volunteers who collect fresh, surplus produce at farmers market “gleaning” events across Los Angeles and/or Ventura County. You must be at least 16 years old to train as a GTL, and volunteers 16 – 17 years old must have a parent or legal guardian who trains and volunteers with them.

    WHAT: GTLs distribute empty boxes to participating vendors, collect the food donations at the end of the market, weigh and record the donations, and prepare the boxes for pick-up by one of Food Forward’s partner hunger relief organizations.

    WHEN: You can set your own schedule based on the date and time of the market where you’d like to lead. We ask Glean Team Leaders to commit to volunteering at 6 market events over the course of a year or less.

    WHERE: You can choose to lead at one or multiple farmers market locations across Los Angeles County and/or Ventura County where Food Forward currently gleans.

    HOW: We’ll have you check out a glean at the market first with a trained Glean Team Leader. If you love it, we’ll get you through the rest of our training and paperwork process! A background check (free to you) is required.