Position: Fruit Rescue Team Lead
Organization: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
Location: Vancouver, BC
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project (VFTP) is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit dedicated to strengthening food security in Vancouver by harvesting extra fruit from backyard fruit trees and sharing it with community groups.
Since 1999, we have picked more than 90,000 pounds of produce and redistributed it throughout the community through social service organizations. We engage with over 300 volunteers, and our program benefits approximately 5,000 citizens that are supported by our community partners. Through our work, we aim to promote cooperation and help create a sense of neighbourhood, while minimizing food waste and increasing food security.
The VFTP is seeking an enthusiastic, organized Fruit Rescue Team Lead for the 2022 season.
At the core, the Fruit Rescue Team Lead helps get the fruit from tree to charity! As a Team Lead you’ll be responsible for leading safe, physically-distanced fruit picks. This includes:
Following a training session mid/end of June, the hired Team Lead will be notified of upcoming picks by email with information on time, location, and volunteers attending. A typical pick takes approximately 3-4 hours. Picks run from July to October, and the Team Lead can expect to do 1-2 picks a week in July and October, and 4-6 picks a week in August and September.
The Team Lead role will also include duties such as taking stock of and replenishing equipment, representing the organization at (virtual or in person) outreach events, among other tasks.
Our ideal candidate:
Timeline and Compensation:
This is a part-time seasonal contract position, which will run from the end of June to mid October. The Fruit Rescue Team Lead is expected to work around 3-6 hours per week in the slower part of the season (June, July, October), and 10-15 hours per week in the busier season (August, September). Some evening and weekend work may be required. The rate of compensation for this position is $18 per hour.
Please send a cover letter and resume in pdf format as a single document with “VFTP Fruit Rescue Team Lead Applicant” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 19 2022 ID: 64515