Before signing up for a harvest, please be sure that you and each person signing up has registered previously on the Volunteers page. If you have already registered as a volunteer you do not have to do so again. Sign up each person separately for harvests. To sign up for a harvest, click on the 'Sign up for harvest' button. If the regular roster is full you can add your name to a waiting list.

If more harvest assistants are needed, you can agree to spend a half hour of your harvest time helping the harvest leader. If you assist, you will still have time to pick produce for yourself and to donate.

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If you volunteer to help the harvest leader for a half hour, you may be assigned to jobs such as parking, check in, orientation or donations. You may be asked to arrive early at the harvest. We can put on harvests only if some volunteers can help. If you agree to help but then do not, you may not be eligible to attend future harvests.

Saturday 10/01/2016 2:00 PM Pears North of Salem Yes
Total volunteers

Number on

Number on
waiting list

Total assistants
signed up
20 14 0 4 1
Last harvest of pollinator trees in a large pear orchard. The trees are heavily loaded with perfect fruit, but are scattered in the orchard. Be prepared to walk a fair distance. Ladders will be necessary and available. An ATV will be available to transport picked fruit to cars at the end of the harvest. Parking is limited. Carpooling is encouraged.

New feature: While you are waiting for new harvests to be posted, sign up for a new feature called My Salem Harvest page which will show all of your current signups, see harvest details and your complete harvest history. You will also be able to get on waiting lists without waiting for an email. To use this feature, you must first give yourself a password. Go to the Volunteer Update page to be sent a link where you can set the password and update your contact information.

Progress towards
one million pounds donated:

Year HarvestsPounds of food donated
2016 (to date) 190 216,772
2015 201 320,886
2014 163 293,762
2013 91 77,232
2012 107 89,450
2011 50 38,255
2010 60 28,406