Portland Fruit Tree Project: Orchard Steward Intern Needed! Deadline is Mon., April 3rd
Posted by Hannah Cherry
Orchard Steward Intern
During this (unpaid) internship, the Orchard Stewardship Intern will work with volunteers and staff to coordinate and maintain our five Community Orchard sites, and conduct monthly “work & learn” parties, where we teach organic orchard care. You will gain great event coordination and volunteer coordination experience, connections in the local food & urban agriculture movement, and the fulfillment of knowing that your efforts will make a positive impact for hundreds of people in the Portland area!
This internship requires a commitment of 12-20 hours per week for 6 months, slated to begin early April. We can be flexible with exact start and end dates.
For a complete internship description and how to apply, please visit http://portlandfruit.org/orchard-stewardship-intern-(spring-summer-2017)
About the Organization
Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) is a grassroots nonprofit that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we curb waste, strengthen communities, beautify urban spaces, and create sustainable ways for people to access locally-grown fruit.
In 2017, PFTP plans to organize 85 fruit tree harvesting events, which will bring together hundreds of volunteers to harvest 45,000 pounds of fruit that might otherwise go to waste. We will donate 50% of that fruit to local food banks, food pantries, and health clinics for people who need it most. PFTP will also continue to cultivate 5 (public) community orchards, where we will provide 75+ educational events focused on various aspects of organic fruit tree care.