By Joe Veyera
City Fruit is accepting applications through Friday for its ambassador program, which will give local residents the opportunity to serve as the face and voice of the organization in their neighborhood.
An organization that promotes the cultivation of urban fruit trees in the city, City Fruit currently operates in five Seattle neighborhoods, including Ballard, and is seeking volunteers that will be responsible for working within their neighborhood to raise awareness about Seattle’s urban orchards, City Fruit’s annual harvest (which brought in 10,017 pounds of produce in 2013) and sharing fruit with those in need.
The work ambassadors do over the course of a year will change on a month to month basis, depending on the skills and interests of each individual. In their pitch to potential volunteers on their website, City Fruit noted:
For example, say you live in Ballard and really love the idea of attending some neighborhood volunteer harvests with City Fruit. You could take your involvement a step further and instead of volunteering with City Fruit during an occasional Ballard volunteer harvest, you can be a City Fruit Ambassador and lead a monthly volunteer harvest with a few neighbors/friends in Ballard. City Fruit would support you in your endeavors by providing you with everything necessary to make your time as an Ambassador a success!
Ballard is one of two neighborhoods added by City Fruit for 2014, along with Wallingford.
For more information on the ambassador program, and to apply, click here. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday.