Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes! Just be sure that they have completed the Volunteer Registration Form, and have signed up for the glean along with you. We need to keep track of how many people are coming to each glean so we don’t have too many or too few volunteers.

All Kōkua Harvest volunteers may sign up for any gleans that are posted. Just please be sure that you will be able to attend if it is a considerable distance away.

Sometimes. Our gleans take place at a wide variety of properties, from 20-acre orchards to urban backyards. We ask the property owner whether or not their crop has been sprayed with non-organic chemicals and we include that information on the glean posting.

Not yet. You have completed the first step of giving us your contact information and indicating that you agree with the Terms of Participation. Now you need to visit our Gleans page here. On this page you will find all of the open gleans that are currently scheduled. Sign up for the gleans that you would like to attend. If there are no gleans listed, then we do not have any scheduled. Check back frequently for new postings.

After you sign up for a glean on the Gleans page, your name is added to the glean roster. The page that appears right after you sign up shows the address for the glean. Write it down before you go to any other page.

  • You will also be sent an email with a link to the glean details.
  • Make sure that we have your contact information so we can put you on the glean roster. If you have not previously registered as a volunteer, fill out the Volunteer Contact Form. You have to complete this form only once.
  • The email that you receive after signing up for the glean has a link in it to use if you need to cancel. Cancelling gives someone else a chance to attend the glean. This also applies to the waiting list - cancel that spot if you find out that you would not be able to attend if you were promoted to the roster.

    Many registered volunteers check the Gleans page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Those who do this often are usually able to get on the roster. Some find it helpful to make the Gleans page the home page on their browser.

    Kōkua Harvest relies on donations from growers. After a crop is donated, our coordinators factor Kōkua Harvest's ability to staff gleans, parking availability, and the requests of the land owner to determine how and when gleans will be hosted.