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Portland Fruit Tree Project : Tree Scout volunteers

PFTP is looking for volunteers to become tree scouts during the 2011 harvest season to help register fruit trees in the Portland community.
Join the Portland Fruit Tree Project in preventing waste, building community, and making fresh fruit available to neighbors in need...
As a Tree Scout, you will identify and register fruit trees in a designated neighborhood area, and conduct follow-up with tree owners that want to share the bounty. It's a fun way to meet neighbors and help make locally grown produce available to all.


TREE SCOUT OVERVIEW:
Tree Scout volunteers serve as a vital liaison between PFTP and fruit tree owners.Each tree scout works in a particular neighborhood area to register new fruit trees,and to keep in touch with those already registered. 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 this volunteer position, which begins June 18th and ends October 30th, 2011.


TREE SCOUT RESPONSIBILITIES:
Attend Tree Scout training (Saturday, June 18th, 9:30am-1:00pm)
If you're unable to attend the June 18th training, we can arrange an alternate training date.
- Register under-utilized fruit trees in your neighborhood area
- Keep thorough records and submit monthly reports to PFTP staff
- Attend mid-season Tree Scout meeting (Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30-8:00pm)
- Complete year-end survey and report (by Oct 30th)
- Celebrate! (optional)
Attend year-end celebration and volunteer appreciation event December 3rd.


TO APPLY:
Fill out the attached application form. Request an application by calling 503-284-6106, or send an email to  katy@portlandfruit.org, with 'Tree Scout Application Request' in the subject line. We'll send you an application right away.
Applications are due Friday, June 3rd.