Volunteer

Volunteers picking tree at Jose Rizal Park

Volunteer with City Fruit

We can't do this alone. Whether you are looking for a regular volunteer opportunity or you're part of a group looking for a larger project, we need you! City Fruit volunteers are not just an extra set of hands -- they also inspire us to work harder to restore and preserve Seattle's historic orchards and fruit trees! 


JOIN A WORK PARTY

Our public orchards always need a little extra care. Work parties that take place in the orchards focus on planting and pruning fruit trees, organic pest prevention, mulching, watering and clearing weeds. This is the best way for individuals and groups to participate, meet new people, and get the whole family involved! Check the calendar for upcoming work party dates.

PARTICIPATE IN THE RESIDENTIAL HARVEST

Join our harvesters to help pick fruit in Seattle's neighborhoods. Small groups meet regularly between July and October on weekday evenings to harvest fruit in homeowner's backyards throughout the city. Check the calendar for upcoming residential harvest dates.

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR

Our Ambassadors are leaders and active community members that help spread awareness about City Fruit and the urban fruit harvest. Ambassadors attend outreach opportunities, help coordinate volunteers, and plan events. Learn more about what it takes to become a City Fruit ambassador here.

BECOME AN URBAN ORCHARD STEWARD

Adopt an orchard! Urban orchard stewards are assigned to maintain one of our orchard spaces in Seattle on a regular basis. Our stewards follow a prepared orchard plan and communicate with City Fruit on updates and developments on the fruit trees. Training is provided by City Fruit. Click here to learn more about our orchard stewards program.


Want to know more about all of these opportunities? Come out to one of our Volunteer Information Session Potlucks to learn about how to get involved and meet other volunteers in the community. These are generally held each third Wednesday evening of each month at 6pm. Check the calendar to see the next scheduled session. Bring a snack to share if you can! Email [email protected] for more details.

Sign up as an individual volunteer

Sign up as a group