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