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Volunteer Fruit Pickers and Picking Leaders
(Environment Hamilton)

Position ID: 1618 Last Modified: 03 Dec 2013 Last Full Update: 03 Dec 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactJuby Lee, Fruit Tree Co-ordinator, Environment Hamilton; Phone: 905-549-0900; Email:
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DutiesVolunteers needed to help with the Fruit Tree Project, volunteers pick fruit from local urban trees and the food is divided between the homeowners, volunteers and food banks. For those keen on this project, we are looking for picking leaders who will help organize a small team of volunteers. We harvest fruit from June to October or early November. With our busiest season when apples and pears are ready.
BenefitsVolunteers will get to keep a portion of the picked fruit.
ClientsOpportunity to meet other volunteers, as well, gathering friends together to help harvest.
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
SeasonsSummer ; Fall ; August to October or when picking season ends.
LocationIdeally, volunteers will pick fruit in their area.
AccessibilityNot Accessible ; need to be physically able to pick fruit
Number of PositionsNot Limited: 30 individual(s) 
* Activities involve local farming areas. this could be a great opportunity for group or family volunteering! 
* Bring water for yourself, as well as bag / container for your portion of the fruit. 
* Wasps and bees are potentially present; if you have allergies to these, please tell Fruit Tree co-ordinator, Juby and bring along your Epi-pen / emergency contact information.
Ages5 year(s) - 70 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDYes
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Commitment LengthShort Term (less than 3 months) ; Short Term (less than 3 months); one or two times per season commitment is acceptable or commit for entire season, whichever your schedule permits.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationTransportation Required - Personal transportation would be preferable; it varies depending on the fruit tree site.
Interaction LevelSmall Group
CostTransportation costs may be incurred.
Police CheckNot Required
Volunteer CategoriesAssistant ; Gardening
Skills/ExperienceFill out Environment Hamilton's Volunteer Form found at: and click "Hamilton Fruit Tree Project" as the project for which you are interested in volunteering.
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Organization NameEnvironment Hamilton
Address & Map
22 Wilson St, Ste 4
Hamilton, ON L8R 1C5
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Office Phone905-549-0900
FaxCall first 905-549-0900