Everything we do is done in Partnership

+ staff + volunteers + property owners + donors + board of directors + funders + partners + 

Together we outgrow hunger in our communities


Our team is looking for people who:
·         Are outgoing, friendly, and can interact with a wide variety of people
·         Are organized and responsible with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances
·         Are passionate about alleviating hunger and poverty in our communities
·         Are excited about working with our dynamic team

At Backyard Harvest we:

·         Are dedicated to serving our community with a smile and treat everyone with kindness
·         Are eager to reduce waste and improve access to fresh, healthy foods
·         Are engaged in supporting our communities through building relationships
·         Are enthusiastic about working together as a team 



Volunteer Program

Whether you need service hours, want to enhance your resume, or just want to help out your community, we have an opening for you! 

Occasional Volunteer Opportunities:

We send out weekly or biweekly e-mails with gleanings, garden work, and other available opportunities. To be added to this list to join us on occasion when it works for your please send us an e-mail at volunteercoordinator@backyardharvest.org!

Sustaining Volunteer Positions: 

We have a variety of tasks and opportunities that we need regular support for. We rely heavily on volunteers to accomplish the work we do and would love to have you share your time and talents on recurring or regular basis -- whether that is weekly, biweekly, or monthly! See the list below for more information on the positions and types of support we are currently seeking: 

Gleaning Teams: Our core teams of volunteers will harvest as much produce as possible during our short harvest windows. View full description.

Gardening Assistants: Work will consist of prepping, weeding, watering, planting, and harvesting produce. Experience is preferred to ensure our plants grow up strong and healthy, getting the right amount of water and TLC. View full description.

Garden Coordinator: This leadership role will organize and oversee gardening work parties and may also include working with U of Idaho Extension for gardening classes and related education. View full description.

Distribution + Delivery Support: Volunteers will help to transport produce to various food access sites throughout the region. View full description. 

Media + Communications Team: Volunteers will help built visibility of our work within the communities we serve. Tasks may include social media planning and posts, monthly e-newsletters, website support and development, and other public relations tasks. View full description. 

Outreach + Event Support: Volunteers will assist with organizational outreach opportunities for Backyard Harvest and food access partners throughout the region. Tasks may include tabling at community events, event planning, and/or helping with event activities. View full description.

Outreach + Education Committee: Two non-board volunteer seats are available on our Outreach & Education Committee. Volunteers will help identify outreach and education opportunities, carry out event planning tasks, line up volunteers, as well as additional tasks assigned by the committee chair.  View full description. 

Office Support: Volunteers will help with general office duties including data entry, answering and making phone calls, filing paperwork, and other tasks as needed. View full description.