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October 28th Apple Picking at Tom’s Orchard – 15+Volunteers Needed

The harvest activity at Tom’s Orchard will be Saturday, October 28th 10 AM to 2 PM. We are near the end of the season and expect to finish soon. We are looking for 15+ volunteers to come out and harvest with us!

For volunteers who don’t want to spend a full day, consider joining us for the morning or afternoon and take home some apples with our thanks!! 

Location: Tom’s Orchard is in Everett, PA about 1 hour and 45 minutes’ drive from the State College area on beautiful Rt 99 South. If you need transportation from the State College area, contact Jim Boyce at 609-458-8018.

Directions from State College:

Follow Rt 99 South to Rt 30 East (Everett/Breezewood) exit. Take Rt 30 East toward Everett.

Follow RT 30 East for 8.5 miles, then exit at Business Rt 30 into Everett and proceed for about 1/4 mile on Main Street.  Take a right turn on W. 5th Street which will take you over a river.  After you cross the river, take a right onto Black Valley Rd (State Rt 2015). It is approximately 9.7 miles from where you turn onto Black Valley Rd to the driveway for the orchard. 

About 9+ miles there are 2 large Ag buildings on the right.  About 1/2 mile after the Ag buildings, there is a driveway with a wagon wheel and green/yellow mailbox.

About 1/4 mile after the wagon wheel driveway, turn right into the next (unpaved) driveway. Look for a TWNM sign.

Drive 1/4 mile and then take the first left to Tom’s Orchard at the TWNM sign. Proceed past the house and park by the barn.

The GPS address is Black Hills Rd, Monroe township, PA The GPS coordinates you can use in your map application are:

39.890810, -78.476550

Lunch will be provided for those traveling in from the State College area and there is a restroom in the house.

Any questions, please call Bill Zimmer.


Level of difficulty:  Easy

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: In addition to your General Volunteer activities, we are looking for (1) Photography Volunteer to take pictures. If you are willing to do this task, please click the appropriate checkbox which will appear after you click the “Sign Up Now” button. We will contact you with more details.

Important guidelines for your volunteer activity:

  • Observe the directions for parking listed on the site description.
  • Hydration is key – bring a water bottle!
  • Our team will provide all needed equipment, such as apple pickers and carrying and storage containers, etc.
  • Closed-toe shoes and a shirt are required.  Long pants are recommended as are waterproof footwear if it has been raining recently. 
  • If you have your own gloves, please bring your own (we will have a limited amount available for those who don’t have gloves)

PLEASE NOTE: No children under the age of 12….all Volunteers 12 -16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian who must register to participate.

Need to cancel? We rely on our volunteers, but we also understand that life happens. If you’re unable to attend a workday simply log back on and cancel your registration, preferably at least 48 hours before your workday.

Please note that volunteer shifts may be canceled for several reasons including the weather. You will be notified of a cancellation by an email. Please check your email before leaving your home if there’s a chance of a weather-related cancellation (will be an email from


Awareness of Risk. You understand that participating in a TWnM Community Food Growing Program (TWnM) volunteer opportunity (“Opportunity”) has a risk of death or injury. The risks could be caused by you, other volunteers, TWnM, or the owner of the property on which a Garden or Orchard is located (referred to as “Landowner.”) The risks could also come from the condition of the land where the Garden or Orchard is located, or the equipment and tools available at the Garden or Orchard, or the weather or other environmental or local conditions. You also understand that hazardous conditions may exist at the Garden or Orchard and that other volunteers may be unskilled.

Assumption of Risk and Waiver and Release of Claims. In exchange for your right to participate in an Opportunity, you agree to take on the risk of harm even if the potential harm is caused by someone else. (In legal terms, you agree to “assume the risk.”) You also agree to give up (“waive”) any right you may have to sue or otherwise attempt to collect money from the Landowner, TWnM, their board members and officers, employees, volunteers, or anyone acting on their behalf (referred to altogether as “Released Parties”) for any losses or damages resulting from death, injury, or property damage to you, anyone else, or any property, that occurs while you are in the Garden or Orchard or travel to and from the Opportunity or any events incidental to this Opportunity (In legal terms, you “waive and release all claims” against the Released Parties.) You understand that the TWnM would not permit you to participate in the Opportunity without your acceptance of these waivers and releases.

Medical Care Waiver. You give up any right to sue or otherwise attempt to collect money from (“waive and release any claim from”) the Released Parties arising out of any first aid, treatment, or medical service, including the lack of such or timing of such, given in connection with your participation in the Opportunity. You understand that you are not covered by or eligible for any workers’ compensation, or any other benefits maintained by TWnM.

Indemnification. You are responsible for any damages or losses suffered by TWnM that are caused by your actions. (In legal terms, you agree to indemnify and hold the Released Parties harmless.)

Publicity. You agree to allow TWnM to use any photographs, interviews, videotapes, film, other visual or auditory recordings, or any other medium, including the internet, of you that we or others may create in connection with your participation in the Opportunity. You agree that you do not have to inspect or approve the finished project and you are not entitled to any compensation for the finished product.


The TWnM Community Food Growing Program Team


Oct 28 2023


10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Drake Orchard
Black Valley Rd, Everett, PA, USA


Jim Boyce
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