Farm to Families – Glean Team

Location

Various farms in Middle Tennessee
Volunteer Coordinator shares addresses as jobs come up

Who

Individual, Group

Age

8+

Details

When: As needed, year-round

Join us in connecting local farmers, community volunteers, and those struggling with hunger to create a more food-secure environment. Members of the Glean Team will assist with gleaning opportunities on Middle Tennessee farms. Produce harvested by the Glean Team will be distributed to those in need by Second Harvest!

Farmers often have crops leftover after a harvest and generously offer this produce to Second Harvest. In those situations, we need to quickly recruit volunteers to harvest that food so it can be distributed to our hungry neighbors.

Gleaning opportunities typically arise just a day or two in advance, so we’re looking for individuals and groups who are available during daytime business hours and able to answer the call to action on short notice. Please only sign up for this opportunity if you have a flexible schedule and can volunteer Monday – Friday in the morning or afternoon.

Want to be on the Glean Team?

Add your name to our contact list here and we’ll reach out when we need your help!

 

 

Attire

This project takes place outside on a farm. You WILL get dirty!
• Closed-toe shoes are required for all volunteers’ safety. No exceptions. Comfortable work boots or other sturdy shoes are recommended. You’ll be standing/walking much of the shift.
• Wear comfortable clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty.
• Please dress appropriately for the weather forecast. Be prepared to work in all weather conditions by wearing layers and bringing rain gear.

Special Instructions

Volunteers typically need to be able to lift and carry 20-35 lbs.

Volunteers stand/walk/bend the entire shift.

Volunteers under age 18 MUST have the Youth Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Please review our Volunteer Policies and Procedures.

This project is not eligible for court appointed or Tennessee Promise community service hours.

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