Volunteers holding Food Forward boxes and loading them onto truck

Volunteer Opportunities in Ventura County

Looking to volunteer in Ventura County but not sure where to start? 

If you’re looking for a fun, outdoor, and beautiful service experience, Food Forward has volunteer opportunities for everyone in Ventura County throughout the year. 

Sign up to volunteer! 

Food Forward volunteers prevent food waste and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to community members in Ventura County who are experiencing food insecurity. 

Volunteers recover fresh produce that would otherwise go to waste in two ways: 

Volunteer events are two hours or less, and take place on both weekdays and weekends. You’ll get to know the food and agriculture community in Ventura County in a whole new way—from meeting farmers who donate their beautiful produce at farmers markets to seeing gorgeous views while you harvest fruit on local, large properties. The fresh produce you recover at your volunteer event goes directly to our partner hunger relief organizations the same day! 

Volunteering with Food Forward is for everyone: adults, families, retirees, working professionals, children, teens, students, and everyone in between. Volunteer opportunities are flexible, and volunteers can set their own schedule. Whether you’re looking for a regular volunteer opportunity, one-time event, or need to complete community service hours, Food Forward’s volunteer community welcomes you! You can volunteer on your own, sign up with friends or family, or build community with other volunteers at our events. 

When you sign up to volunteer with Food Forward in Ventura County, you can be apple-solutely sure your work benefits local community members. Sign up to join us at a farmers market or fruit harvest!

Ventura County volunteer locations:

  • Camarillo
  • Fillmore
  • Moorpark
  • Ojai
  • Santa Paula
  • Saticoy
  • Simi Valley
  • Somis
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Ventura