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2024 Board Member Posting

Role: Board Member
Type: nonprofit board of directors positions / unpaid
Organization: Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society
Location: Vancouver, BC

The VFTP is a volunteer run, community based, registered charity that has been tackling local food waste and food insecurity in Vancouver since 1999. Our mission is to celebrate the bounty of the urban orchard, aid inclusive food networks and cultivate community. Our volunteers harvest surplus backyard fruit for redistribution to those experiencing barriers to accessing fresh produce. In the past 23 years we’ve rescued over 100,000 pounds of fruit, and redistributed them to different organizations that offer food programming including community centres, food hubs, daycares, senior homes, shelters and more. We are seeking individuals to join our board of directors. Our board is a group of passionate Metro Vancouverites dedicated to local food security and community-building. The positions are for a two-year term of office. As we are a registered grassroots charity and operate on a modest annual budget, we rely on our committed, enthusiastic board and volunteers to keep the project running.

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

  • Fundraising 
  • Event Planning 
  • Community Partner Development 
  • FoodSecurity 
  • Policy Analysis & Development 
  • Grant Writing 
  • Technology/IT

We are looking to fill the position of:

● Member at Large

If you are hard-working, keen, and have any additional skill sets not listed here, we still want to hear from you! The VFTP offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow, and we encourage anyone to apply, who is passionate about community food security.

Dates and Time Commitment All VFTP Directors are expected to commit to the following events and tasks, which require an average of 5-10 hours/month.

Time is typically invested in the following areas:

Meetings & Administration

● Attend the Annual General Meeting (7pm March 13) ● Attend monthly board meetings (Currently 2nd Wednesday evening of each month) ● Planning seasonal gatherings and events ● Fundraising and development through grant writing, networking, and campaigning

Fruit picking

● Attend Pick Leader training in June (TBD) ● Leading at least two fruit picks per harvest season


● Participate in at least two community outreach events, host an educational workshop or organize an event ● Assist with social media and blog content creation ● Building and strengthening partnerships with local community initiatives


● Contribute to other aspects of the project between meetings as needed

It is important that board members are in alignment with VFTP’s Mission, Vision, and Goals (General 1 — Vancouver Fruit Tree Project) and demonstrate accountability, teamwork, enthusiasm, professionalism and communication at all times. Diversity of experience VFTP is committed to recruiting and supporting candidates for the Board that reflect the diversity of the Metro Vancouver region. VFTP encourages applications from people who live within the Vancouver core area, 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.

We will be holding elections for new board members at our AGM, March 13, 2024 at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House.

How to apply

To express interest in the VFTP board please email us a little bit about yourself, your skills and experience as it relates to the role, and why you are interested in joining the Vancouver Fruit Tree Project Society Board.

Any questions and to express interest, please email us at: 

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

To learn more about VFTP, check out our website

We look forward to working together towards a successful 2024 harvest season!


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 29 2024    ID: 70061