Supreme gleaners needed (Urban Fruit Pick Leader), vol., Not Far From the Tree, Toronto, Ontario
Date posted to RCEN & PlanetVolunteer: Apr 20 2017


Position: Supreme Gleaner (Urban Fruit Pick Leader)
Organization: Not Far From the Tree
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Not Far From The Tree, a project of Tides Canada Initiatives Society, puts Toronto’s abundance of local fruit to good use by picking and sharing the bounty. We engage and mobilize Torontonians to steward the food-producing trees in our urban forest. Our innovative and award-winning programs promote urban ecology, activate local food and build community.

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.


  • 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


  • Friendly and comfortable in a leadership role

  • Reliable and responsible

  • Comfortable riding a bike in the city


  • 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 mask* 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 June and August.

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