12239589_920301081394799_2214117008427566301_nA Harvest Hero is a volunteer who uses their personal vehicle to transport equipment to and from picks. They also donate the fruit after the pick.

Benefits of being a Harvest Hero

  • Fresh fruit – 1/3 of the fruit picked is divided among volunteers
  • Volunteer experience and letter of recommendation if needed
  • Lots of new friends, of all ages
  • Helping us not waste fruit
  • Skill-building
  • Compensated with gas card for each pick


  • 18+ years of age
  • Class G driver’s license and vehicle insurance
  • Own, or have access to, a large vehicle or trailer (SUV, van, or pickup truck)
  • Able to lift 20 lbs
  • No police check required
  • Commitment: respond via email within 2 days, phone 1 day
  • Passion for food security, community, helping people
  • Enthusiastic about picking fruit and volunteering


  • Transport all fruit-picking equipment to and from picks
  • Select and commit to shifts via Tandempark (our online shift allocation system)
  • Provide leadership to volunteer pickers
  • Weigh fruit with equipment provided and deliver to client as requested
  • Inspect fruit prior to pick (training provided)
  • Sign the liability waiver before beginning to pick. FruitShare Barrie, Harvest Heroes, Living Green and landowners are not responsible for personal injury.

Harvest Hero sign-up



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