Volunteer Opportunities with the Portland Fruit Tree Project!
By Bob Hatton
Harvest season is right around the corner. Join the Portland Fruit Tree Project in preventing food waste, building community, and making fresh fruit available to neighbors in need!
Become a Harvest Leader
Harvesting parties bring people together to harvest fruit that might otherwise go to waste, and make it available to people in need. Each harvesting party is co-led by 2 volunteer Harvest Leaders. Harvest Leaders are responsible for overseeing and leading harvest participants, distributing harvested fruit, and keeping accurate harvest records. Portland Fruit Tree Project will provide all of the necessary training, materials, and support. Each Leader is expected to co-lead at least 6 harvesting parties in the 2014 harvest season (July – November).
Find the full role description for becoming a Harvest Leader HERE.
Become a Tree Scout!
As a Tree Scout volunteer, you will help to find and register fruit trees in your neighborhood whose fruit might otherwise go to waste. Tree scouts serve as a vital liaison between PFTP and tree owners, helping us to connect with people that want to share their bounty with the community. It’s a fun way to meet neighbors and help make locally grown produce available to all. Good record-keeping and reporting are essential to this position. All the necessary materials and information will be provided. You can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week (on average) on this volunteer position, which begins June 21st and goes through October 31st.
The full role description for the Tree Scout position can be found HERE.
– Bob is the Program Coordinator for the Portland Fruit Tree Project