City Fruit Volunteers give of their time in many ways to help support the mission of promoting the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, prevent food waste, and build community.
We love all of our volunteers, and would love to see you join us! There are many ways you can volunteer--from pruning, orchard clean ups, harvesting fruit to community outreach. To receive information regarding the future volunteer opportunities follow the link at the bottom of the page to register.
We are back at it! Follow this link to see the current calendar of events and sign up: 2020 Fall Orchard Work Parties
COVID-19 UPDATE: We care about you, that's not the update, but it is why we are following State and CDC guidelines. Since our volunteer events primarily happen as a gathering of people in a public space, we are taking extra precatuions to make sure our community stays safe and healthy! If you are looking to volunteer please read through our COVID-19 guidelines beofre signing up. We hope to see you out there!
City Fruit Volunteer Guidelines for COVID-19
The wellbeing of our volunteers is of the utmost importance, and we only ask you to commit to volunteering if you are safely able to do so.
All volunteers must wear masks and gloves and practice six feet of distance from another at all times. We kindly ask that you bring your own mask and gloves. If you do not have access to these, we will have gloves and masks provided. To ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff you will only be able to participate if abiding to this guideline.
Are you healthy enough to volunteer?
Based on what the CDC considers high-risk conditions, you should probably not volunteer outside the home if any of these apply to you – for the safety of yourself and everyone around you:
If you currently have a cough, fever, or any respiratory illness
If you currently have a heart condition, lung disease, diabetes, or any other serious health condition,
If you are over the age of 65, older adults and those with chronic health conditions are discouraged from pursuing volunteer events at this time due to vulnerability to COVID-19.
If you or anyone in your household have been in close contact with anyone who is confirmed to have COVID-19
Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather, have had recent contact with anyone demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms, or if you yourself have experienced a dry cough, fever, or other Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days.
What City Fruit is doing to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers?
At all events the City Fruit Team will be asking ourselves the same questions and more! We will provide hand sanitizer and every tool will have been sanitized and cleaned according to CDC guidelines before and after each event. Each tool will be assigned to only one person for the event. We will be making sure that everyone stays at least six feet apart. The gloves provided will be washed before and immediately after use. The number of volunteers will be limited to five but have no fear there wil be a waitlist created, so please sign up because people often cancel at last minute.
Thanks for reading this, we love you and look forward to seeing you out there!
Register as a Volunteer!