Vancouver Fruit Tree Project: Board Member
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 more than 60,000 pounds of produce and redistributed it throughout the community through social service organizations. We are a registered charity and operate on a modest annual budget. As such, we rely on our committed, enthusiastic volunteers to keep the project running.
The VFTP is seeking board members for the 2017/2018 season, the 18th year of the project. We are looking for individuals passionate about urban agriculture, food security and/or community-building to sit on our board of directors.
At our next AGM on March 14th, we will be holding elections for new board members. The position is for a two-year term of office. The VFTP holds general monthly meetings, and board member attendance is expected. We are looking for individuals with an interest and/or experience in the following areas:
Contribute to determining the strategic direction and activities of the VFTP
Communications & Outreach
Experience or interest in local food systems
Demonstrated reliability, accountability, teamwork, enthusiasm, professionalism and well-developed interpersonal communication skills
Mandatory Dates and Time Commitment
Monthly board meetings (2nd Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm-8:30pm)
VFTP Kick-Off Event - May 30, 2017
Average 4 hours/month
Check out our website at http://www.vancouverfruittree.com or please contact Jenn at:
for more information about the project and opportunities with the VFTP. We look forward to hearing from you and look forward to working together towards a successful 2017 harvest season!
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GoodWork ID: 38526 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Feb 27 2017