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Orchard Steward Work Parties

15.10.2021 in Volunteer Relations

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…

Volunteer Relations at City Fruit

12.10.2021 in Volunteer Relations

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…

Running Group Trips at Boston Area Gleaners

12.11.2020 in Volunteer Relations

• 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.

Volunteer Relations at Community Food Share

31.03.2020 in Volunteer Relations

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..

Volunteer Relations at the Community Action Center

19.03.2020 in Volunteer Relations

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..

Volunteer Relations with the Vashon Food Bank

13.03.2020 in Volunteer Relations

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..