08/03/2011: August volunteer orientation and trainings
AUGUST IS A GREAT MONTH TO START SAVING FRUIT FROM DROPPING ON THE GROUND!
While picking fruit is not in itself a complicated task…when it comes to gleaning, there can be more than meets the eye. Join us for our upcoming trainings and get started down the road to being a Master Gleaner…
Harvest Sacramento: Volunteer Orientation
Monday, August 8
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Community Room (3333 3rd Ave.)
Learn more about Harvest Sacramento, Soil Born Farms’ fruit gleaning project, and find ways to get involved. You will get an overview of the primary volunteer opportunities with Harvest Sacramento, including a thorough description of each position and what to expect on a typical volunteer day. This is a great to get started and find your niche within this amazing project.
Harvest Sacramento: Group Leader Training
Sunday, August 21
Stanford Park (Corner of C St. and 28th St.) Just north of midtown.
This will be a hands-on training for volunteers interested in leading a group of harvesters at our gleaning events. We will harvest fruit from 2-3 homes and walk through the entire process of leading volunteers.
Group leaders allow us to engage more volunteers and pick/donate more fruit. This fun and rewarding position will have you leading a group of 5-10 volunteers to harvest fruit in a safe, efficient and fun manner while maintaining our high fruit quality standards and ensuring the tree owner is provided with a top-notch service.
Harvest Sacramento: Neighborhood Harvest Coordinator Training
Monday, August 22
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services Community Room (3333 3rd Ave)
This will be a fun and interactive training designed to prepare community residents to organize and coordinate fruit gleaning in their neighborhood. Whether you are a family interested in harvesting on your street with a few friends and neighbors, a high school student looking for a service leaning/community service project or a retiree wanting to coordinate efforts throughout East Sacramento, you will want to attend. With your help we can more than double our 2011 harvest/donation total (32,000 pounds to date) in 2012!