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Organization Information

Name: Salem Harvest
Website: http://www.salemharvest.org/
Address: 1665 Cottage St SE
City: Salem
State: Oregon
Zip Code: 97302
Description: Salem Harvest is a non-profit organization that coordinates farmers and backyard growers with volunteer pickers to harvest surplus produce and fruit to be donated to local food banks.

Contact Information

First Name: Rob
Last Name: Easton
Phone:  
Email: reaston@salemharvest.org

Opportunity Information

Name: Site Scout
Issue Area(s):
  • Environment and Animal Rescue
  • Hunger and Homelessness
Course(s):  
Start Date:  
End Date:  
Description: This position offers flexible schedules, often evenings and weekends.

Visit growers and plan the harvest.  This involves:

  • assessing quality and quantity of crop (how many picker-hours would it take to harvest the amount of produce?)
  • assessing the site:  how many volunteers can reasonably park and harvest at a time here?  where are the ideal locations for parking, intake tables, weigh out/donation station in order to facilitate an orderly flow of people, cars, and produce and protect property?
Commitment -  train with supervisor on 3 sites and coordinate at least 3 more sites that you lead.