Endorsed by Curators:
RSVP: Please sign up online to volunteer:https://breadforthecity.org/volunteer/
Follow the link above, and click sign up for your shift. Select "8am Crop Mob volunteer" on 8/12/17.
PARKING: Please park your vehicle near the greenhouses on your left after the second entrance gate.
TRAINING: Volunteers will be trained by Sustainable Agriculture Program staff on site. Activities may include weeding, mulching, trellising, and harvesting. End of day clean-up may include discarding trash, improving bathrooms, putting away tools, and more.
ATTIRE: Please wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sturdy closed-toe shoes. If possible, please bring your own gardening gloves, water bottles, and lunch or snack. On occasion, volunteers serving at City Orchard may encounter ticks. Tick detection and removal suggestions are available from the CDC here.
There will be a structured lunch break at noon. Volunteers are responsible for bringing their own lunch. Expect to get sweaty and dirty. Sunscreen, hats, snacks, and allergy medication may be helpful for many. Additional attire recommendations can be found on http://www.breadforthecity.org/volunteer-faqs/.
WAIVER: Two waivers are required from the orchard (one from Bread for the City and another from UDC). Please bring them with you. You can print the waivers from https://breadforthecity.org/volunteer/. A parent or guardian must sign waivers for youth under the age of 18. (Youth volunteers must also be accompanied by a parent or guardian while serving.)
LEARN MORE: Visit http://www.breadforthecity.orgto learn more.
When you volunteer:
You increase available funds and services.
The work of individual fruit harvesters, for example, typically costs about$20,417per year.The volunteers serving in this role save us morethan $204,000 that instead goes tosupport other programs, such as our medical clinic.
You expand available food options.
Without regular volunteers to tend and harvest crops, thousands of pounds of City Orchard produce would be lost to bugs, rot, wilt, mold, virus, or damage.
You help Bread for the City meet goals more efficiently.
We cannot afford to pay for the completion of every needed task, so the diverse contributed skills of professionals and the public allows us to do more for our client community.
In short, when you volunteer, you make Bread for the City possible. We can only serve the nearly 10,000 individuals who visit Bread for the City each month with your help.How to find us:Volunteers should walk down the path to the covered wooden pavilion at the end of the road. We will meet at the tables to fill out/turn in our waivers.