New to the Fruit Tree Project and unsure of which role would suit you best? Curious about how you can assist us with your special skills? Or intrigued by the Harvest Leader position? Learn about the different volunteer roles below.
Sweet and simple, help us pick fruit (and take home a portion for yourself)!
Our dear Harvest Leaders are the backbone of this whole beautiful thing. It’s also the most demanding role, and thus perfect for the volunteer hoping to sink their teeth a little deeper into the juiciness of the fruit harvest. In this role you get to:
And how do we thank you for the gift of your time? With fruit, fruit products, and fruit preserves of course!
Help us to determine the readiness and amount of fruit on trees in your neighbourhood. If you’re interested in this role, let us know what neighbourhoods you’re able to check out. And just because you’re not involved in the picks, doesn’t mean we won’t fill your boots with some fruit- we’ll invite you to grab some fruit at some point!
When you’re harvesting and distributing between 30,000 and 40,000 lbs of fruit, with just under 200 volunteers, sometimes things can get a bit hectic. This role is the swiss army knife of positions as it could serve many purposes; maybe we need to do a box run, or zip 1000 lbs of fruit out to Spinnakers, or pick up a donation of tomatoes from a farm. Either way, it’s nice to have some folks you can call upon when you’re in a jam – this is that kind of role! A driver’s license would be ideal. Please let us know any special skills, interests or things you might have to offer.
In this role you get the pleasure of driving around town once every two weeks, and distributing delicious local fruit to food banks, community centers and other community services in need.