Three Rivers Ward

     Below are your Ward assignments for the “Platform Picker” Each ward has been assigned dates and times to provide a platform picking crew.  Each crew consists of 12 men/women crews for every platform shift. 8 will be picking from the platform and 4 picking from the ground in front of the platform. Platform picking requires leaning out into the trees and can be demanding.  Both men and women can do this work, but should have good upper body strength.


Signing Up For a Shift

  • Assigned wards are responsible for ensuring that time slots are filled
  • Anyone is welcome to sign up for any time slot regardless of the assigned ward
  • Pick an open time slot from the listing below and send an email to medfordpearorchard@gmail.com to reserve your spot.
  • You will receive an email confirmation when the reservation has been processed and your name will be added to the schedule.

Working the Shift

  • When you sign up, you are committed to work the entire 3-hour shift
  • You need to arrive at least 15 minutes before the shift begins to check in.
  •  If you are not checked in at least 15 minutes before the start of your shift, your shift may be given to someone else
  • You will be directed to the appropriate location from the check in table

     When your ward has a Platform assignment you will need to provide the Lane Coordinators listed below for the ground picking shift. Please have them view the video and read the Job Description links to the left before coming to the orchard.
    The Lane Coordinators should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to each starting time, and report to the sign-in table or labor coordinator for instructions. When your ward has a 5-8am platform shift, please ensure you also have 2 orange vests for the Dawn-9am ground/ladder shift.  If your ward has a 8am-11am platform shift, please ensure your ward also has 2 orange vests for the 9am until Noon ground/ladder shift, and if your ward has a 6pm-9pm platform shift, please ensure you have 2 orange vests for the 5pm-Dark ground/ladder shift.  On EVERY Saturday during the harvest, please have 4 orange vests from your ward for the shifts from Dawn-9am, 9am-Noon, Noon-2:00pm. Please watch the Lane Coordinating video located  in the menu to the left prior to coming.