Picking Program Assistant – Not Far From the Tree
Not Far From The Tree (NFFTT), a project on MakeWay’s shared platform, puts Toronto’s abundance of local fruit to use by picking and sharing the harvest via a ⅓ model. NFFTT has picked and shared over 190,000 pounds of fruit since 2008, and schedules over 300 fruit picks per season. Not Far From The Tree builds community, fosters environmental sustainability and enables access to an existing supply of healthy, local food.
We’re looking for an enthusiastic individual to help organize and lead fruit picks in downtown Toronto this season. You’ll be responsible for leading physically-distanced and safe fruit picks in our operating area that covers the area west of Victoria Park, east of Jane, and south of Eglinton in Toronto. You’ll be responsible for leading volunteers at fruit picking sites and ensuring volunteers are following COVID safety protocols and guidelines. You’ll ensure equipment is properly stocked and sanitized, liaise with fruit pickers and tree registrants, and assist partner agencies in receiving fruit deliveries. This job is remote in that you will be working from various pick sites across our operating area in downtown Toronto, travelling by cargo bike.
This position is ideal for someone who is comfortable working outside for extended periods and travelling by bike to get to various locations across downtown Toronto.
This position is flexible in that fruit picks can be scheduled 7 days per week from 9am – 9pm. You can schedule picks and work hours that fit within your schedule. The ability to work some weekends and evenings is preferred.