Calling All Supreme Gleaners!

Posted April 27, 2017 by: admin

Calling All Supreme Gleaners!

Supreme Gleaner

We’re recruiting for our lead picking volunteers: Supreme Gleaners!

Position Summary:  Supreme Gleaners are specially-trained volunteers who go the extra mile to make the fruit harvest happen by leading picks and transporting fruit and equipment by cargo bike.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead fruit picks during Toronto’s fruit harvest season (runs from June to October).
  • For each pick, you will:
    • pick up a cargo bike and equipment from a neighbourhood storage hub;
    • bike to a fruit tree within the same neighbourhood;
    • greet volunteers and lead the pick, keeping things friendly and safe; and
    • deliver fruit to a nearby partner agency and return equipment to storage.
  • Note: our fruit picks last up to 2 hours each and the Supreme Gleaner shift is usually 3.5-4 hours

Qualifications:

  • Friendly and comfortable in a leadership role
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Comfortable riding a bike in the city

Perks:

  • A steady supply of fruit and your chance to pick it throughout the season (think cherries, berries, apples, plums, and more!)
  • Picks scheduled according to your availability
  • A chance to build community, and contribute to food security and environment sustainability
  • The opportunity to ride in style using one of our fancy cargo bikes
  • Toronto’s love and affection (except maybe from the squirrels and raccoons!)

To apply: Email iamsupreme@notfarfromthetree.org by May 8th, and include the following:

  1. Your name, email and phone number
  2. Why you would make a great Supreme Gleaner
  3. Whether you can commit to leading four or more picks during the summer and/or fall

New to fruit picking and cargo bike riding? No problem! All Supreme Gleaners will attend a training session. Training session will be held in late May and early June. 

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