Living Local Harvest Festival seeks volunteers for fundraising opportunity


The Living Local Harvest Festival is currently inviting Island youth in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade to apply for the festival’s annual community volunteer project. Interested students who are looking to fundraise for an academic endeavor can apply for the project, which requires the students and parent chaperones to volunteer at the annual festival on Oct. 3 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, assisting with the information booth and popcorn sales, children’s activities, and trash education.

According to a press release, Living Local requires a minimum of eight children and at least two adults to volunteer, and Living Local will donate half the proceeds raised from the sales during the day to the fundraising endeavor of the applicants’ choice.

Interested applicants are asked to send a description, in 250 or fewer words, of the program that they would be fundraising for, along with the name of the school and name and contact of the lead teacher, to The Living Local committee will select two classes by Sept.15. In 2014, the Charter School used the donation from the festival to fund the school’s local meat lunch program.