Pick Leaders

Apply today and help share fruit.

Lead Picks, Build Community

Pick Leaders are the amazing volunteers who go above and beyond at each pick. Without Pick Leaders, this program wouldn’t be possible. We would love for you to join this season!

What Does a Pick Leader Do?

As a Pick Leader, you’ll attend fruit picks with a few added responsibilities. Throughout the season you will:

  • Receive notifications of available picks, and schedule picks at times that work for you within NFFTT’s operating hours
  • Pick up the fruit-picking equipment and bring it to the pick site via cargo bike or your personal vehicle
  • Lead a group of 5 volunteers through the pick, making sure everyone stays safe and abides by NFFTT policies
  • Deliver ⅓ of the fruit to a nearby partner agency after the pick
  • Drop the equipment back off at the storage location and ensure it’s organized for the next Pick Leader.

A typical shift for a Pick Leader is between 3.5 and 4 hours. We ask that Pick Leaders commit to leading a minimum of 3 picks each season (between June – October). 

As a Pick Leader you get to schedule as many picks as you want each season, at times that work for you. You’ll receive the first notification of available picks, and be able to work within your schedule. Picks can be scheduled NFFTT’s operating hours. This means you’ll be first in line for some of the best picks!

What Makes a Great Pick Leader? 

The Pick Leader position is great for someone who is comfortable biking or has access to a vehicle. You’re looking for a leadership role and added responsibility, and are comfortable leading groups of people, ensuring NFFTT policies and culture are always in action, problem-solving on the fly, and interacting with diverse members of the community. 

Why Be a Pick Leader?

Pick Leaders make a huge difference in the community. This is a chance to take on a meaningful volunteer role, spend time outside, meet new people, and make a tangible difference in your community.

You get to schedule as many picks as you want each season, at times that work for you. You’ll get a steady stream of fruit throughout the season, a chance to meet new people, and an opportunity to step into a leadership role. Your membership fee is waived after you lead three picks. We’re happy to write letters of recommendation for our dedicated pick leaders, and will sign off on any required volunteer hours.

We look forward to having you join us in picking and sharing fruit this season!

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