Employment & Career

City Fruit stewards and harvests urban fruit trees to support sustainable and equitable access to fruit. City Fruit was founded in 2008 to harvest excess fruit from Seattle’s public and private fruit trees, and in recent years, has recognized that reclaiming the urban orchard begins with helping tree owners and public orchardists grow healthy fruit. Urban fruit trees are a valuable community resource, yet often preventable disease and pests hinder fruit production or orchardists and tree owners are unsure of how to prune or steward their trees to maximize the potential for abundant fruit growth. City Fruit works to protect urban fruit trees from pests and mismanagement, and provides assistance in harvesting, preserving, and sharing fruit among neighbors.

City Fruit’s holistic approach at our urban fruit forest focuses on caring for the trees and training others to do so, harvesting and distributing this fruit through efforts that reinforce food justice and dignity, and seeking ways to create long-term sustainability of fruit.

We’re hiring!

AmeriCorps VISTA Fundraising & Development Specialist:

We’re hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA to provide support with our fundraising and social media! The AmeriCorps VISTA will take a role in telling our story in impactful ways to engage donors and volunteers through digital marketing and content curation, targeted campaigns, and special in-person events to expand our individual stakeholders. This role is an integral part of our Development Team. This is a full-time, year-long position, beginning June 5th. 

Perks Include: 

• Bi-weekly living stipend of $1,027.88

• Education Award: $6,895

• 7 additional days off during the year aside from those recognized by Americorps

• An additional housing stipend is available as needed for qualified candidates


To apply, click on the link below!

AmeriCorps VISTA Harvest & Distribution Summer Associate

We’re hiring two AmeriCorps VISTAs to provide support with our harvest program and efforts to divert quality fruit from waste and share it directly with the Greater Seattle Area community! The AmeriCorps VISTAs take active roles in our outreach to residential tree owners, harvesting of public orchards and residential trees, and our sorting, processing, and distribution of fruit. This role is an integral part of our Development Team. This is a full-time position, beginning June 26 and ending August 1 (with chance of extending through mid-September as a waged employee).
Perks Include: 

• Bi-weekly living stipend of $1,027.88

• Education Award of $1459.26 or $345 end-of-service stipend

• Childcare and healthcare support is available as needed for qualified candidates


To apply, click on the link below!

We’d love to hear from you!  For general inquiries or questions about internship opportunities please contact [email protected].  To join the City Fruit community as a volunteer, contact [email protected].


City Fruit is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment.  This includes engaging staff, board members, interns, and volunteers in conversations about institutional racism and how our work can be aligned to resist and disrupt practices rooted in white supremacy and racism.  We value and welcome the diverse array of lived-experiences, perspectives, values, and identities that individuals carry with them.