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Check Calendar (now)
Simply select a date and location.  Confirm by email.  Show up.  That's it!  Group Leaders, confirm now where the harvest date will be reserved "Filled".  It's easy and fun!
Don't worry--just show up.
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You'll receive a notice when a harvest is scheduled. Simply fill our on-line form, and that's it. Be on our Email notice list. Call if needed
Wavier Release
Regardless of age, all must present a signed waiver, available on site or download. Minors must have guardian's signature. 

Families and groups -- please download (if pos-sible) and present all waivers signed by each member
Minors, 17 & younger

Ages 14 to 17 can attend unaccompanied by legal guardian..

Ages 9 to 13 must be accompanied by an adult sibling or guardian.

Ages 5 to 8 must be accompanied by one legal adult guardian

Ages newborn to 4 must be accompanied by both parents.

Family
Families are highly encouraged.  Legal guardians must present a signed release waiver for all individuals without exceptions.
Group
Leader leaders -- just do it!  Confirm by email a harvest date that's best .   If needed we can coordinated with ample notice.   
 You are encouraged to fill our on-line form (Sign Up Now) providing approximate group size and details. One month advance scheduling without a confirmed harvest is very challenging with no guarantees. Let's make it happen.
Court Order Hours

We do not accept court-ordered community service volunteers. Judicial probation community hours is not available. 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Anyone without a criminal conviction can volunteer. Please view our Calendar to pick a harvest date.  Connfirm by email link. Harvesters are mostly needed during weekend mornings. Families and groups are highly encouraged. Leadership is always welcomed.  Great opportunity to update your resume with leadership experience.

Volunteer Harvest Field Leaders Needed

Type and Print  or  Print and write   Applications

Meeting Locations and Time

At 9:00 am, we usually meet at the parking lot (rear) of:

  

. Please Tell Us Your Experience

 

Alternative meeting locations (9:45 a.m.) are provided when visiting the north county.  Download a flyer for details at the Check Calendar page.  We meet as a group, to travel as a group from our meeting location, usually a nearby commercial parking lot. An Email notice provides all details where and when to meet. For security, the resident's home is never an initial meeting location. 

Transportation

Transportation is very limited, reserved mostly for minors (non-drivers). Please be prepare to travel as a convoy. Gas is not reimbursed. At the harvest location, volunteers can leave (with notice) at their leisure.

Equipment

Volunteers are highly encouraged to bring their own pair of gloves and safety glasses (prescription or sunglasses). Our gloves are machine washed routinely.  Bottle water is provided, although you are encouraged to bring your own water to minimize waste and expenses. Harvest poles, buckets and rakes are provided.     

Clothing and Wear

Safety is priority.  Please wear: a Baseball cap or brim hat; Long sleeve shirt (branches skin stretches); pants or shorts on hot days; tennis/ outdoor traction shoes.  Avoid jewelry.  No perfume (attracts bees).  Use suntan lotion.  Ear-plug music is encouraged.  Mute phone. Leave personal items inside secured vehicle (do not regret left behind).  Carry necessary medicine on person. 

Could Happen...

When picking, don't be surprised of: Step on dog poop; branch slap; spider webs, bees, bugs, or ants; fungus leaves; head-drop fruit; birds nest; friendly pet attack; questions by the resident. 

You Are Encouraged To...

Snack on the fruit when convenient. Take a bag for home or family. Take pictures or videos. Take notations for school assignment. Ask leader questions. Arrive late or leave early when needed. Use the restroom prior to arrive at resident's home. Inform leader of concerns, such as a potential danger or uncomfortable behavior. Share recommendations or suggestions for improvements.

(619) 318-3423

or Email with questions

                                    

Testimonies: 

 “Hi, This is Grossmont Interact Club, we were wondering if you are going to have any upcoming events in the next couple months, we'd love to help, we had such a great time last time.  Thanks, 

-- (President) of Grossmont Interact"

"What a great time. I've done different types of volunteer events but the is by far the best. I'm partially biased because I love being outside and I don't mind a little manual labor. 

--Briana K. [Facebook] of San Diego"

 

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