The Harvest VISTA worked alongside the Senior Program and Education Manager to create a schedule of monthly work parties that will take place at any of the 14 parks City Fruit stewards. Depending on the season, tasks can range from digging tree circles and mulching…
In 2014 and 2015, the VISTA worked alongside the Harvest Coordinator to establish twice-weekly residential volunteer harvests. Residential harvests include all harvesting done at someone’s personal property on their own fruit tree. There are three things to keep in mind when scheduling a residential volunteer…
The Green Urban Lunch Box relies heavily on volunteers, but had to alter operations due to COVID-19. Instead of recruiting one-time volunteers, GULB recruited recurring volunteers.
A Fully DIY Volunteer Program: Trying to Facilitate as Much Harvesting as Possible at Urban Abundance17.11.2020 in Culls/ Harvested, Education, Farms/ Gardens, Volunteer Relations
Another method for Urban Abundance to adapt to the pandemic was developing an entirely online harvest program.
• Extending gratitude for the farm’s commitment to reducing food waste and increasing food access
• Citing the total amount donated by partners, in pounds & servings, and telling a story of where the produce went—with testimonials from partner agencies
• A rundown of the donation totals for the particular farmer. This is an official tax document and must include key language and data. Annual copies of this documentation are saved in the shared “Operations” folder on the BAG server.
Iskashitaa relies on volunteer efforts in every aspect of their organization. From gleaning fruit, to answering the office phone, and serving on the Board of Directors, Iskashitaa could not operate without the robust inclusion of volunteers.
During the 2017 season, 150 volunteers dedicated 6,000 hours of service to the Garden Share programs. This was an increase of 40 volunteers and almost 1,500 hours from the previous year when the VISTA was not present. In 2018, 300 volunteers worked with Garden Share through Earth’s Table, events, and gleaning. They dedicated nearly 6,000 hours of their time..
The team of volunteers that was created prior to the 1st year VISTA, called the Food Assessment Collaborative Team (FACT), consists of members from the Community Action Center, Backyard Harvest, Washington State University Center for Civic Engagement, Council on Aging, and various other community members..
Harvest for Vashon volunteer outreach has taken on many different forms over the last two years, and a consistent factor to account for is the unique profile of island neighbors. The island has a population of 10,000, most of whom are elderly residents and young families..