Harvests and Other Events

If you are a first time gleaner, you must register to volunteer before signing up for an event.

Each adult must sign up separately to attend. To sign up for an event, click on the 'Sign up for this event' button. Once you sign up, you will receive a confirmation email with the exact address and detailed information about the event. If the roster is full, your name will be added to a waiting list and you will receive an email if anyone ahead of you cancels their spot.

Move the mouse over harvests on the calendar to see details and a sign up link below the calendar. Green harvests have roster openings left; yellow harvests have a waiting list.

No volunteer spots available? If you are registered to volunteer you will receive an email every Friday with a link to check out fresh opportunities!


Volunteer Toolbox

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
Jul 13
 
 
Jul 14
 
 
Jul 15
Strawberries
 
 
Jul 16
Assorted
Lemons
 
 
Jul 17
Avocados
Lemons
 
 
Jul 18
Mandarins
 
 
Jul 19
Assorted
 
 
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When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Monday, Jul 15
9:00 AM
Strawberries Cal Poly - SLO Yes
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
11 11 5 No  
This is a harvest of strawberries at Cal Poly. All ages welcome! See our safety guidelines and age policy here. Please note the 9am start time.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Tuesday, Jul 16
9:00 AM
Assorted SLO, near airport Yes
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
5 4 0 No  
This is a harvest of assorted produce at Firstfruits Farm in San Luis Obispo. Youngsters welcome! See our safety guidelines and age policy here.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Tuesday, Jul 16
10:00 AM
Lemons ARROYO GRANDE MESA No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
10 5 0 No  
This is a lemon glean at a private residence in Arroyo Grande. Adults and Late-Teens only, please! See our safety guidelines and age policy here.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Wednesday, Jul 17
9:00 AM
Avocados SLO No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
4 4 2 Yes  
This is a harvest of avocados from a backyard in SLO. Ladders and pole pickers will be required to reach all the fruit. Ladder-friendly adults only, please! See our safety guidelines and age policy here. Please note the 9am start time!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Wednesday, Jul 17
9:00 AM
Lemons SLO No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
2 2 1 No  
This is a harvest of one tall lemon tree in a backyard near Laguna Lake. Ladders will be necessary to reach all the fruit. Ladder-friendly adults only, please. See our safety guidelines and age policy here. Please note the 9am start time!
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Thursday, Jul 18
9:00 AM
Mandarins Cal Poly - SLO No
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
25 16 0 Yes  
This is a harvest of mandarins from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Please note new parking instructions. Adults and Late-Teens only, please! See our safety guidelines and age policy here. Please note the 9am start time.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.
When Crop or task General
location
Youngsters
welcome?
Friday, Jul 19
5:00 PM
Assorted SLO, near airport Yes
Total volunteers
needed
Number on
roster
Number on
waiting list
Crop sprayed?
5 5 0 No  
This is a harvest of assorted produce at Firstfruits Farm in San Luis Obispo. Youngsters welcome! See our safety guidelines and age policy here.
Getting there: You will see the harvest address after signing up.


 3,112,845 pounds of fresh, local produce rescued from SLO County farms and backyards since 2010!

Year Pounds of food that would otherwise have gone to waste
2024 119,763
2023 282,950
2022 307,191
2021 315,335
2020 312,947
2019 229,095
2018 231,377
2017 279,830
2016 243,312
2015 209,093
2014 205,176
2013 217,623
2012 99,165
2011 37,988
2010 22,000
Total3,112,845