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The Harvest Fest could not be successful without the help of numerous volunteers who set-up and staff the activity stations and entertainment. Volunteers are scheduled for two-hour shifts throughout the day. Day-of event volunteers are strongly encouraged to arrive one hour before their scheduled shift to receive a brief orientation. Free admission (including pizza, pie, and ice-cream) is granted to all volunteers.


  • Morning set-up crew: Set up tables and activity stations
  • Deserts: Serve pie
  • Ice-cream: Hand-crank or bike crank home-made ice-cream
  • Sales: Home-made apple butter and jams
  • Cider Press: Wash and press your own apples for fresh cider
  • Wood-fired pizza oven: Prepare, cook, and serve hot pizzas
  • Children's activities: Assist kids’ with painting or activities

If arrangements are made in advance, volunteers are welcome to camp at the orchard after the event on Saturday night. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, contact Richard.


Can I volunteer some other time?

It takes lots of work to produce fruit organically.  Profits from the orchard go to charities. Assistance on the orchard is welcomed during the spring, summer, and fall. Starting in May, projects include thinning of small apples, collecting and disposing of “apple drops” to prevent the spread of pests, and pruning trees. In September, projects include processing apples for apple butter and jam and preparing and freezing apples for pies for Harvest Fest.


To schedule a workday at the Wild Raspberry Orchard, contact Richard Rutschman.