Stay in the Know!
POP relies on the enthusiastic support of community volunteers to help with plantings and orchard care days. We encourage you to join POP’s volunteer email list to receive announcements of events and opportunities to get involved.
- Sign up for our POPHarvest Gleaning listserv (for local and regional harvesting events)
- Sign up for our Philadelphia Orchard Group (PHOG) listserv to receive tips about fruit-growing, pest and disease management, recipes, and more!
To sign up for an upcoming POP planting, work day, or workshop, please visit our Events Page. If you would like to sign up for a volunteer experience with 5 or more people in your school, church, or corporate group, please contact Executive Director Phil Forsyth (email@example.com) first for more information.
- Assist POP staff in communications via social media, website, newsletters, and media outreach
- Conduct research on orchard care related topics and carry out interviews and site visits with experts or POP Site partners to create content for POP’s blog
- Attend community events on behalf of POP at our orchards or partner sites
- Assist with analysis of current volunteer demographics and recruitment of new volunteers
- Assist with development of new outreach strategies
- Assist in designing event flyers, social media promotions, and direct mail campaigns
- Help with POP events including orchard planting, nursery work days, harvest festivals, and tabling opportunities
Travel and Meal Stipend
- A $100 monthly travel and meal stipend will be issued via a monthly check
- The internship is not a paid position nor does it qualify as employment
To apply, please send a short cover letter and one-page resume to POP’s Co-Executive Director, Kim Jordan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications for this position are due by February 14, 2020.
Please email (email@example.com) if you have questions about this position.
Join us! Serve on a POP Committee! POP is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help select and support orchard planting partners; plan events and do outreach; or assist with fundraising.
Coordinated by POP Executive Director Phil Forsyth, this committee does POP’s core work: Evaluating and coordinating with potential planting partners. Working with community-based groups to plan and plant orchards. Providing long-term follow up for orchard care.
The Orchard Committee consists of staff and volunteers and meets three or four times a year. Members are expected to come to at least two meetings per year and participate as a liaison for at least one orchard partner. Please download the orchard liaison role description for more information. Anyone interested in joining this committee should contact Executive Director Phil Forsyth (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
POP’s Events Committee organizes non-planting-related events, including happy hours & house parties, helps with tabling at events, and solicits in-kind donations from local businesses to support these events. Send an email to Co-Executive Director Kim Jordan (email@example.com) to learn more.
Do you know how to write grants or raise funds? POP welcomes experienced fundraisers to help sustain and expand our impacts. Help with grant-writing or editing, and donor or grantee identification. Contact Co-Executive Director Kim Jordan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Members of this committee work to help POP develop and implement educational materials about orchard care, nutrition, composting, weed identification, pest control… just to get started! If you would like to help create content for our urban orchard blog, assist in orchard curriculum development, or in graphic design, please contact Education Director Alyssa Schimmel (email@example.com) to learn more.