Every year, over 1200 volunteers come together to support our mission.
Join the Glean Team!
What is Gleaning?
Groups (10+) can sometimes schedule in advance by filling out a Request on our Volunteer Connect page. Once the form is submitted, we will contact farms in your area and your contact person will be notified if there is an available gleaning. All scheduled gleanings are tentative, as farmers often do not know if they will have available crops until that time.
Groups or individuals can join our gleanings as they become available. Volunteers can find out about these events three ways:
1) Signing up for email notification on our Volunteer Connect Page. 2) Joining us on Facebook: NJ Farmers Against Hunger.
3) Checking our website for event notices. As farmers call us to let us know that fields are available for gleaning, we post an announcement to these three sites.
How to Confirm Your Participation
On-call gleaners will register to participate on our website. We will post announcements on our Gleanings Announcements, RSVP and Cancellation Site.
Visit our Cancellations page for more info.
Who are our gleaners?
NJ Farmers Against Hunger works with a wide variety of gleaning groups including corporate, church, youth and community service groups. In addition to groups, we are lucky to have many individuals who come out to support our mission. Children 10+ are welcome at all farms. Please inquire about bringing children under 10 years of age, as there may be certain farms and/or crops suitable for participation.
Join our Volunteer Leader Team (VOLT)
In 2012, we began to train volunteers to assist with our outreach, fundraising, nutrition education and gleanings. The program has been a great success and has enabled to attend more fairs and farm events to get our word out! Volunteer Leader Team Training Meetings will be announced via our website, email, Facebook and Eventbrite.
Volunteers attend a 2 hour training to learn how to conduct outreach. Volunteers will be matched to available opportunities. Volunteers with specific skills (graphic design, photography, journalism, etc.) should also contact us if you would like to volunteer your skills to our organization. If your organization would like to schedule a training for 10 or more people, Farmers Against Hunger can come to you!
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Minimum age: 16
Next Training: TBD