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Positions: Board Members
Type: board of directors position / unpaid
Organization: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project
Location: Vancouver BC

The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society (VFTP) is a community-based non-profit organization dedicated to harvesting and sharing fresh neighbourhood fruit, and increasing food security in the city. Since 1999 we have picked more than 60,000 pounds of produce and redistributed it throughout the community through social service organizations. We are a registered charity and operate on a modest annual budget. As such, we rely on our committed, enthusiastic board and volunteers to keep the project running.

The VFTP is seeking four (4) individuals to join the board for the 2019/2020 season. Our board is group of Metro Vancouverites who are passionate about food security and community-building and who want to spend time advancing food security in the city through VFTP. The position is for a two-year term of office.

We are looking for individuals with an interest and/or experience in the following areas:

  • Finances & Accounting

  • Communications

  • Public Relations

  • Fundraising

  • Volunteer Management

  • Social Enterprise

That being said, if you are are hard-working and keen, but do not have these qualities, please still consider the opportunity. For many of our directors, this is their first time on a board and a great place to learn.

It is also important that board members demonstrate accountability, teamwork, enthusiasm, professionalism and communication.

Dates and Time Commitment

All VFTP Directors are expected to commit to the following commitments, which averages out to 4 hours/month.


  • Attend monthly board meetings (2nd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 PM)

  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (March 14, 2019 @ 6:30pm)

Fruit picking

  • Attend Pick Leader training

  • Lead two fruit picks during the season


  • Participate in two community outreach events


  • Contribute to other aspects of the project between meetings

Diversity of experience

VFTP is committed to recruiting and supporting candidates for the Board that reflect the diversity of Metro Vancouver. VFTP encourages applications from people who live outside of Vancouver, individuals from racialized groups, Indigenous people, women, people with disabilities, people of diverse faiths, people of diverse social classes, people with diverse gender identities, and people with diverse sexual orientations.

At our next AGM on Thursday, March 14th, we will be holding elections for new board members.

How to apply

To express your interest in the VFTP board, please email Amy at as soon as possible and not later than February 15, 2019.

Please contact Amy at for more information about the project and opportunities with the VFTP. To learn more about VFTP, check out our website

We look forward to working together towards a successful 2019 harvest season!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 28 2019    ID: 50717