We're a nonprofit organization that harvests unused produce from fruit and nut trees and donates it to those in need.
Volunteers can be involved in several ways:
Become a Tree Scout
Tree scouts work in their own neighborhoods to register productive and underutilized fruit trees! This is a fun opportunity to serve as a vital liaison between SETP and fruit tree owners in your area. We provide all necessary training and materials. This volunteer position begins in mid-June and ends at the end of October of each year.
Participate in a Gleaning Mob
Harvesting parties bring people together to pick fruit that might otherwise go to waste, and make it available to people in need. These events are a fun and easy way to get involved with the SETP. Our harvest season begins in late June and ends in early November.
Become a Harvest Leader
Harvest Leaders co-lead gleaning mobs along with another volunteer. We provide all of the necessary training, materials, and support. You would be expected to commit to co-lead several harvesting parties between early July and early November.
Volunteer as a Fruit Monitor
Fruit Monitor volunteers serve as an important role in the harvest planning process. Fruit Monitors will conduct site visits at registered tree sites to assess the quality, quantity, and ripeness of fruit so that we can determine if and when to schedule a harvesting party.
Teach a Workshop
SETP will have volunteer training workshops to be taught by experienced volunteers who want to share their knowledge. Do you have expertise in topics related to fruit tree care or food preservation? Would you like to share your knowledge with the community?