Join The Team

The 4-H Fruit Fundraiser is a rare opportunity to learn valuable professional skills while helping support youth development in three counties.

This fundraiser transports and distributes nearly 20,000 lbs of organic fruit, at 10 locations, in 3 counties, in less than 48 hours. Twice. Once in July and again in August. This is a challenging task that expands every year as the fundraiser grows.

You will work as part of a small team to learn all the skills that are required to design, implement and grow this annual fundraiser. You will gain a wide range of marketable skills and experience.

Experience that will open your eyes to career paths you may not have considered previously.

Skills that will enable you to find higher paying jobs or maybe start your own business.

This is a 4-H business project for high school age youth interested in business, marketing, agriculture, management or e-commerce.

If you are interested in being a part of this fundraiser, email aric@4hfruit.com.

What You'll Learn

  • Logistics and distribution planning
  • WordPress & Web Design
  • Graphic Design, Publishing & Print Production
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping
  • Online & Email Marketing
  • Direct Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Order Management / Business Process Design
  • Customer Service
  • Public Relations & Promotion
  • Business Administration
  • Volunteer Management
  • Contracts, LOU’s & MOA’s
  • USDA/WSDA grading & regulations
  • E-Commerce
  • Public speaking
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Zoom, Slack, and more

What You'll Need

If you intend to work remotely, you will need:

  • Laptop w/webcam
  • Internet connection
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

If you intend to work from the NWDL offices, all equipment, supplies and software will be provided.

Project Overview & Commitment

Meetings will be done either in person at the NWDL offices and/or via Zoom video conference.

Most of the work and meetings can be done from home via a laptop.

Part of this project may require travel to Clallam, Jefferson or Kitsap counties to attend 4-H council meetings or assist in marketing. As well as travel to and from pick up locations on scheduled dates.

This project has varying hour requirements per month.

April (20-30 Hours)

  • Marketing Analysis & Planning
  • Design marketing materials
  • Logistics/Distribution planning
  • Corporate sponsors
  • County contracts

May (10-20 Hours)

  • Marketing material production & distribution
  • Direct mail marketing

June (10-20 Hours)

  • Sales Tracking / Order Processing
  • Customer Service
  • Public Relations & Promotion
  • Online & Email Marketing

July (20-30 Hours)

  • Distribution & Fulfillment
  • Volunteer Management
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping

August (20-30 Hours)

  • Distribution & Fulfillment
  • Volunteer Management
  • Accounting / Bookkeeping