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Volunteer Canvassing for NFFTT


  • WHERE
    Toronto, ON
  • WHEN
    Ongoing

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DESCRIPTION

Role Description

Volunteer Canvassers will help get the word out about Not Far From the Tree to homeowners throughout our operating area (east of Jane, west of Victoria Park, and south of Eglinton).

Objectives

Scout for new fruit trees to register
Distribute flyers to homes with fruit trees
Get the word out about NFFTT across our operating area
Connect with community members and answer any questions they may have about how NFFTT works and how they can become involved
Be a representative of NFFTT in your community!

Process

Our volunteer canvassers will be given flyers to hand out throughout their community. You will be assigned a neighbourhood to flyer according to your preferred location. You can do this by walking, biking, or any other means of transportation that you prefer. You will be responsible for flyering every home where you see a fruit tree by dropping a flyer in the mailbox, and you are encouraged to knock on the door, introduce yourself and explain to the homeowner what we do at NFFTT and how they can get involved if they are interested.

Qualifications

Must have great people skills and be willing to represent NFFTT as a canvasser
Kind, caring, and passionate about the NFFTT cause
Loves exploring new places in Toronto and getting outside

Training

Before your first flyering mission, you will be asked to familiarize yourself with NFFTT’s mission, and how the program is organized, including how to register as a fruit tree owner on our portal system. This is to ensure that you will be able to answer any basic questions that homeowners may have.

Support/Supervision

NFFTT’s picking program coordinator will oversee volunteers, assign flyering missions, and provide any support needed.

Apply now!

If you’re interested in canvassing for Not Far From the Tree, send an email to picks@notfarfromthetree.org with the subject “volunteer canvassing”, and please include the areas that you would like to canvass in.

Who You'll be Assisting

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Not Far From the Tree

Not Far From The Tree is a Toronto-based fruit picking project inspired by 3 things: the spirit of sharing, the desire to give back to our community, and a passion for environmentally sustainable living. We pick fruit and share it!


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Who You'll be Assisting

organization logo

Not Far From the Tree

Not Far From The Tree is a Toronto-based fruit picking project inspired by 3 things: the spirit of sharing, the desire to give back to our community, and a passion for environmentally sustainable living. We pick fruit and share it!