Volunteer for the Fruit Tree Project

Roles

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.

Fruit Picker

Sweet and simple, help us pick fruit (and take home a portion for yourself)!

Harvest Leader

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:

  • choose when and what you want to pick
  • drive the LifeCycles van to and from picks
  • coordinate volunteers onsite
  • pick, weigh, document and sort fruit

And how do we thank you for the gift of your time? With fruit, fruit products, and fruit preserves of course!

Tree Assessor

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!

Odd Job Super Hero

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.

Fruit Redistribution

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.

Sign Up

  • If you've already signed up for the Fruit Tree Project and are in our system, head over here to log in as either a Picker or Harvest Leader.

    If you simply have a fruit tree and would like to register for its fruit to be picked, head here.