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Position: Fruit Gleaner
Organization: Richmond Food Security Society
Location: Richmond, Greater Vancouver BC

Position type: Volunteer
Duration: June - October

Flexible hours: 5-10 fruit picks from June – October; specific dates, times, and locations will be announced approximately 1-2 weeks prior to Pick Day according to readiness of fruits, for which you can sign-up to volunteer; shifts vary from 1-4 hours

Location: Various locations throughout Richmond

Reports to: Fruit Recovery Program Coordinator and Gleaning Captain

Application deadline: Sunday, July 30, 2017

What is fruit recovery?

Fruit recovery or “gleaning”, is an ancient practice where surplus or leftover produce is collected from commercial, public, and privately owned farms, fruit trees, or gardens based on an agreed partnership between the gleaner and the owner. This practice reduces produce waste and brings people together in improving a community’s food security status.

Who are we?

Richmond Food Security Society (RFSS) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire a robust Richmond food system through education, advocacy, and community building initiatives. Healthy people, community, and environment – that is our vision.

What will you do?

  • Receive orientation on-site on gleaning days
  • Glean fruits safely and efficiently while following equipment, personal, and food safety rules given by your Gleaning Captain Qualifications
  • Love picking fruit and be as excited about gleaning as we are!
  • Be respectful of tree-owners’ property and privacy; be able to represent RFSS well
  • Be able to commute to various locations in Richmond
  • Be comfortable working outside
  • Be able to follow safety instructions, and collaborate with your gleaning team
  • At least 18 years old

To apply, please e-mail your resume and a brief covering letter to:
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GoodWork ID: 41384       Date posted to Jul 14 2017