How it Works

Becoming a Member

Step 1.

Please read the Gleaner Handbook first to familiarize yourself with our rules, and to be sure you are willing and able to do what we do.

Step 2.

Once you have reviewed the Gleaner Handbook, click the button below to open the Membership Application.

Step 3.

Join the Email list and our Facebook group

After completing the Membership Application, you can join the Email list and our private Facebook group to receive valuable glean and buy information, as well as general group updates.

Please note that approval is required to join either the email list and Facebook group, and you must request to join.

Member Duties

As a member of Eugene Area Gleaners you can help by participating in an activity every month, such as:

  • hanging flyers or business cards,
  • run or help organize an information booth,
  • helping with site maintenance or writing a blog post,
  • leading or attending a glean,
  • coming to or organizing monthly meetings/activities,
  • or…? We are open to all skill levels and ideas. It takes all of us to run this volunteer group!

Through our efforts, food that would normally go to waste is made available to those who are hungry and/or without access to fresh, locally grown items.We reduce food waste and help our community be more self-sufficient and well fed.

Everyone in the group are volunteer gleaners. We receive some of the harvest, but not all. Half of the harvest goes to the donor unless requested otherwise. The remaining half is split between the volunteers at the glean.

We may bring home and offer extras from our share to the group but please do not ask or expect others to provide items to you from gleans. This is not an In Search Of (ISO) group or a place to ask for handouts. We are not permitted to offer or share gleaned items with friends, family, or the community at large for liability reasons, so please be sure if you have anyone interested in benefiting from what our group has to offer, that they join the group officially and stay active, contributing members.

This group can only keep going with your contribution and participation. Please help us make this group something you are proud to be a part of and can recommend.