Boise Neighborhood Association

Portland Fruit Tree Project Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Tree Scout!

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 Join the Portland Fruit Tree Project in preventing waste, building community, and making fresh fruit available to neighbors in need…


As a Tree Scout, you will identify and register fruit trees in a designated neighborhood area, and conduct follow-up with tree owners that want to share the bounty. It’s a fun way to meet neighbors and help make locally grown produce available to all.


Tree Scout Overview:

Tree Scout volunteers serve as a vital liaison between PFTP and fruit tree owners. Each tree scout works in a particular neighborhood area to register new fruit trees that might otherwise go to waste. Good record-keeping and reporting are essential to this position. All the necessary materials and information will be provided. You can expect to spend approximately 2 hours per week on this volunteer position, which begins June 23rd and ends October 30th, 2012.


Tree Scout Responsibilities:

- Attend Tree Scout training (Saturday, June 23rd, 9:30am-1:00pm)
If you’re unable to attend the June 23rd training, we may be able to arrange an alternate training date.
Register under-utilized fruit trees in your neighborhood area
- Keep thorough records and submit monthly reports to PFTP staff
- Attend mid-season Tree Scout meeting (Wednesday, August 1st, 6:00-7:30pm)
- Complete year-end survey and report  (November)
- Celebrate! (optional)
Attend year-end celebration and volunteer appreciation event December 2012

To Apply:
Request an application by calling 503-284-6106, or send an email to bob[at], with ‘Tree Scout Application Request' in the subject line. We'll send you an application right away.
Applications are due Friday, June 1st

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