Harvest Leader

Harvest Leader Volunteer Position Description

We organize 75+ events in and around the city in the summer and fall where people come together to harvest fruit. Most events are open to the public. We usually pick fruit in  the yards of Portlanders and at our five community orchards. with a dozen participants and 2+ Harvest Leaders in attendance.

What do Harvest Leaders do?
Harvests Leaders are captains of the fruit harvesting ship! You and a co-leader will lead 4–5 harvests between late June and mid-November. PFTP provides all of the training and resources to make you feel confident and knowledgeable, including a training specifically for first-time Harvest Leaders in June. No prior experience is necessary!

You’ll get experience in public speaking, teamwork, group facilitation and more  as you spearhead the following harvest event elements:

  • Driving or co-piloting a PFTP vehicle to/from our office.
  • Welcoming fruit pickers at the harvest event.
  • Introducing pickers and showing them how to pick and sort fruit.
  • Harvesting and sorting fruit (of course!)
  • Weighing and donating harvested fruit (we donate 50% or more!)
  • Unloading/loading tools from the PFTP truck.

Sounds great! How do I become a Harvest Leader?
Fill out this application online by Sunday, June 11th. The Harvest Dept will follow up with you!