Fruit Monitor

Fruit Monitor Volunteer Position Description

We organize 75+ events in and around the city in the summer and fall where people come together to harvest fruit. One of the most important decisions that we make leading up to each event, is which fruit trees we’re going to pick….

What do Fruit Monitors do?
Fruit Monitors are liaisons between PFTP and our registered fruit tree owners. They check out registered fruit trees close to optimal ripeness, and report back on key information from that “site visit.” Based on that info, we are able to decide if, and when we can harvest the tree(s) in question at an event. Generally speaking, Fruit Monitors commit to...

  • Attending a training in July (Date TBD) if this is your first year
  • Volunteering up to an hour a week for most weeks from late July through October for an average of 13 site visits.
  • Responding within 1-2 business days of emails from our Harvest Dept asking if you can do a particular site visit (ripeness and events are time-sensitive so quick communication is important)

No prior experience is necessary! PFTP will provide all of the training and resources to make you feel confident and knowledgeable as you increase your knowledge of fruit trees and our fair city through these various site visits.

Sounds great! How do I become a Fruit Monitor?
Fill out this application online by Sunday, June 25th. The Harvest Dept will follow up with you!