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BOARD POSITIONS

Positions: Board Member
Type: board of directors position / unpaid
Organization: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
Location: Vancouver, BC

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society (VFTP) is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to harvesting and sharing fresh neighbourhood fruit, and increasing food security in the city. Since 1999 we have picked over 70,000 pounds of produce and redistributed through our community partners. We are a registered charity and operate on a modest annual budget. As such, we rely on our committed, enthusiastic board and volunteers to keep the project running.

The VFTP is seeking three individuals to join our board of directors. Our board is a group of passionate Metro Vancouverites dedicated to local food security and community-building. The positions are for a two-year term of office.

We are looking for individuals with an interest and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Finances & Accounting
  • Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Website Maintenance

That being said, if you are hard-working and keen, but do not have these qualities, please still consider the opportunity. For many of our directors, VFTP has offered a unique opportunity to learn and grow.

It is also important that board members demonstrate accountability, teamwork, enthusiasm, professionalism and communication at all times.

Dates and Time Commitment

All VFTP Directors are expected to commit to the following events and tasks, which require an average of 5-8 hours/month.

Meetings

  • Attend monthly board meetings (3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30pm)
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (March 18, 2020, 6:30pm at Britannia Community Centre Conference Room)

Fruit picking

  • Attend Pick Leader training
  • Lead two fruit picks per harvest season

Outreach

  • Participate in two community outreach events

Other

  • Contribute to other aspects of the project between meetings

Diversity of experience

VFTP is committed to recruiting and supporting candidates for the Board that reflect the diversity of Metro Vancouver. VFTP encourages applications from people who live outside of Vancouver, individuals from racialized groups, Indigenous people, women, people with disabilities, people of diverse faiths, people of diverse social classes, people with diverse gender identities, and people with diverse sexual orientations.

At our next AGM on Wednesday, March 18th, we will be holding elections for new board members.

How to apply

To express interest in the VFTP board, please email Amy at:
amy@vancouverfruittree.com
as soon as possible.

Please contact Amy for more information about the project and opportunities with VFTP. To learn more about VFTP, check out our website http://www.vancouverfruittree.com.

We look forward to working together towards a successful 2020 harvest season!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Feb 7 2020    ID: 55965