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Vancouver Fruit Tree Project: Board Member

Wanted: Board Members
Type: board of directors position / volunteer
Organization: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, British Columbia

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

    • Public Relations

    • Fundraising

    • Operations

    • Volunteer Management

    • Social Enterprise

    • Bookkeeping

  • 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)

  • Annual General Meeting - March 14, 2017, 6:30pm
  • VFTP Kick-Off Event - May 30, 2017

  • Average 4 hours/month

Check out our website at or please contact Jenn at:
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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 Feb 27 2017