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What you offer

30h
Hours per week

Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.

Kitchen Hand

Help serving and organizing meals.

Handyman

Help with a wide range of repairs.

Gardening

Help to grow and cultivate plants.

Cleaning

Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.

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What you get

2
Days off per week

Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.

Shared Dorm

Be ready to meet people while staying in a shared dorm.

Breakfast

Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.

Lunch

Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!

Dinner

Have your free dinner before going to bed.

Pick Up

No worries! Get a free ride to get to our place.

Support
Support

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Insurance
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The Experience

Come to Central California and Help Fight World Hunger. We are located about 1/2 way in between LA and San Francisco. We process and ship food to about 100 countries. We are open most of the year, have a variety of jobs and are flexible regarding the length of your stay. We have plenty of great food, comfortable accommodations, a public computer, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. For your volunteering, you get free food and accommodations.

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Requirements

  • Over 18 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Sep
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
3 weeks

Talk to those who have lived the experience

13 Reviews

Host & Staff

Hours & Tasks

NGO

Learning & Fun

Brazil

It was a amazing experience at Gleanings. I made new friends, the staff was kind, the food was great and I could help in different ways. It is good to find people of different ages, from different parts of the world and with different religious backgrounds working for people in need. I hope to come back in the future.

2 months ago

Brazil

Minha experiência no host foi melhor do que eu esperava, me senti em casa, e fui muito bem acolhida durante os 16 dias em que fiquei lá. De segunda a sexta eu ajudava o pessoal com os trabalhados da comunidade, que são bem simples, e o final de semana era livre. Neste meio tempo conheci pessoas maravilhosas e um projeto encantador, que faz diferença na vida das pessoas, e isso é muito gratificante. Além disso pude melhorar o nível do meu inglês, aprendi palavras e expressões novas. Foi uma experiência enriquecedora. Com certeza irei voltar um dia <3.

4 months ago

Brazil

The host is an amazing experience! You can have fun while help, make new friends and eat a lot! The staff are such a great people! Rooms very comfortable. Rod is definitely the backpacker’s father!

5 months ago

Mexico

The host is a wonderful place to stay. This was my first experience as a backpacker and it was awesome!
At the host you'll find the kindest people on Earth. Food was more than enough and excellent, it blows my mind.
Hours of working are somehow long and exhausting but knowing that you're doing it for the people in need makes it all better.
Rod and Henrijs are the coolest guys. They treat backpackers like family and they spoil you like if you were their son. You have the opportunity to meet backpackers from all over the world.
You won't regret staying in this host.

about 1 year ago

Colombia

There's no words to describe this place. Since the very beginning I felt very welcomed by all the full time staff members, they are a family, and they make you feel like you are part of it. The work can be a little hard (especially during the summer) but this is a experience completetely worth living, you can meet amazing people, there's always a bunch of backpackers and you can feel this is a blessed place, anyone has the space to get closer to God if they want to (they don't force you or even suggest it, they are very respectful with everyone).

about 1 year ago
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About Glean

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  • Hosted by Patricia

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  • Response Time: Less than a day

About the host

Come to Central California and Help Fight World Hunger. We are a non-profit organization that processes and ships food to approximately 100 impoverished nations. We need more volunteers. We are open most of the year, have a variety of jobs and are flexible regarding the length of your stay. We have plenty of great food, comfortable accommodations, a public computer, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool. For your labor, you get free room and b...

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