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Portland Fruit Tree Project Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Tree Scout!

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.
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 that might otherwise go to waste. 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 23rd and ends October 30th, 2012.

Tree Scout Responsibilities:
- Attend Tree Scout training (Saturday, June 23rd, 9:30am-1:00pm)
If you're unable to attend the June 23rd training, we may be able to 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 (Wednesday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30pm)
- Complete year-end survey and report (November)
- Celebrate! (optional)
Attend year-end celebration and volunteer appreciation event December 2012

To Apply:
Request an application by calling 503-284-6106, or send an email to bob[at]portlandfruit.org, with 'Tree Scout Application Request' in the subject line. We'll send you an application right away.
Applications are due Friday, June 1st

homepage: homepage: http://portlandfruit.org/
phone: phone: 503-284-6106
address: address: 1912 NE Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97211