Volunteer with After the Harvest

Questions? Contact Mariah Friend, Volunteer Coordinator, at 816-921-1903 or mariah@aftertheharvestkc.org.

After the Harvest succeeds on volunteer power! Gleaning produce that would otherwise go to waste (volunteers pick what’s left in farmers’ fields after the harvest) and delivering it to food banks (like Harvesters), pantries, shelters and community kitchens is our number one volunteer activity, but we have a lot of other ways to get involved year-round, too.

Read the FAQs, scroll down to the Volunteer Calendar and sign up by clicking on scheduled gleaning dates in May-November.  Sign up now for 2017 spring, summer and fall gleanings! 

Take a look at the ATH Gleaning FAQs. Then sign up as “Individuals and Families” or “Organization” for specific gleaning events on our Volunteer Calendar below.

Note to organization leaders: If you’re projecting more volunteers than indicated, sign up anyway and we’ll contact you. We may be able to accommodate a larger number or a different date or time.

Other ways to help
Sign up here.

  • Gleaner – Sign up here if you don’t want to sign up for a gleaning now, but want to receive e-mail gleaning alerts and other info
  • VEG Squad – The Vegetable Emergency Glean Squad. Our quick response team comes together on short notice for weekday morning produce gleanings. They share rides, friendship, fresh morning air and exercise as they rescue nutritious produce.
  • Field Supervisor – Lead gleanings after training in safety and best practices.
  • Driver – Transport already picked produce from the field or market.
  • Office Help – Volunteers usually come in once or twice a week for four hours.
  • Yambassador – Speak to groups and represent ATH at events to help spread the word.

Do you have other skills you can share with us?

  • Marketing projects – Copywriting, graphic design, marketing, public relations, social media, web design/WordPress
  • Operations projects – Agricultural experience, produce procurement, produce transportation logistics, process management, risk management
  • Event Planning projects – Help with Greens&Jeans and other smaller events
  • Fundraising projects – Research, grant writing, planning


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Welcome Gleaners! Thanks for your interest in signing up to rescue fresh, nutritious produce to feed hungry people.

What to expect as you sign up to glean:

  • Sign up to glean via the Volunteer Calendar tab or the Event Listing.
  • If you see a gleaning event listing that says “produce gleaning,” instead of, say, “apple gleaning”, that means we’ll be gleaning, but don’t yet know what will be ready to harvest on which farm.
  • Our gleaning network manager will e-mail you near your gleaning week with the farm address, field supervisor contact info, produce to be gleaned and notice of delay or cancellation due to bad weather.
  • Sign up as: “Individuals and Families” or “Organization” (office, scouts, school, etc.), and fill in the projected number of gleaners and ages.
  • If you’re signing up an organization, indicate name, description and where the group will be travelling from on gleaning day. Note to leaders: We may be able to accommodate a larger number of volunteers than indicated or a different date and time.
  • Tell us via your signup if you can help deliver gleaned produce to food banks or pantries.