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Everyone must complete a waiver (above) before the volunteer activity.
In Field Gleaners
This is our core volunteer need from July through November. In-field gleans are held at local farms and orchards in Franklin and Adams Counties. They last one to two hours and are held in the evenings, weekends, and sometimes mornings to avoid summer heat. Be prepared for outdoor, physical activity and an awesome time. This is a great experience for people of all ages and abilities.
How often do you drive around our region with available space in your vehicle? If you have a little extra time and a vehicle you can help us accomplish our mission. Simply pick up or deliver produce along your regularly traveled routes. Anyone with a vehicle can carpool with a box of veggies.
Produce is often gleaned in mass quantities. Produce Packer volunteers help repackage this produce into smaller, more appropriate containers for our community partners. Repackaging typically takes place at the SCCAP offices in Gettysburg and Chambersburg and lasts one to two hours.
Produce Stand Attendants
The SCCAP Produce Stands are our flagship distribution sites, located in Gettysburg and Chambersburg. We need friendly faces and helping hands to stock the stands and encourage those we serve to take as much as they can use. This work involves moving containers of produce that weigh up to 40 pounds and usually lasts two hours, but can be shorter depending on time of day and volunteer availability. Let us know if you speak Spanish!
Do you feel most comfortable in the kitchen? Help us process and preserve excess produce for easier distribution and happy eaters. During summer months, come to our Adams County commercial kitchen to freeze and can excess produce in times of great abundance. During the fall, you can stay in and bake apple and pumpkin treats for holiday giving.
Do you like gardening but lack the space in your own home? We can match you with gardens in the community who donate all their produce back to The Gleaning Project.
C.H.E.Fs (Cooking & Health Education Friends)
Fresh fruits and veggies are both delicious AND nutritious. Are you passionate about helping people live healthier lifestyles? We're looking for volunteers to share recipes and kitchen skills while encouraging others along their own journeys.
It is crucial for us to track where the produce comes from and where it is distributed, as well as all of our wonderful volunteers. If you are good with computers and spreadsheets, this is a great task for you.
Do you have interest in coordinating events? We need detail-oriented people to help us with fundraising and outreach events (ex: Empty Bowls, World Hunger Week, Glean-A-Mania).