Volunteer Opportunities

Curious about ways to get out and volunteer? Check here for updates on upcoming volunteer events that you may want to get involved with!

 

Great River Greening - Volunteer Supervisor

Do you enjoy leading, teaching, and motivating others?  Are you an experienced Great River Greening volunteer interested in taking on a leadership role at one of our restoration events?  Do you care about the environment and want to make a lasting impact?  If you answered yes to any of these, then sign up toady to become a Volunteer Supervisor!

Check out the PDF icon How to Become a Volunteer Supervisor Flyer to learn more!

 

Duluth Inventory - Call for Interest

The Saint Louis County Soil & Water Conservation District is looking to inventory a specific neighborhood in Duluth this spring/summer. While dates and times are not solidified, Beth Peterson, the District Forester, is looking to see if any Tree Care Advisors would be interested in leading volunteer groups in the inventory. These leaders would help lead smaller groups of volunteers and assist with tree identification.

While this is just a call for interest, the volunteer(s) would be expected to assist for roughly 10 hours between two days. The days planned will likely be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Additonally, if any volunteers would like to assist more, they can help with data entry or spot checking for accuracy.

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, please contact Beth Peterson at Beth.Peterson@southstlouisswcd.org or (218) 730-8002.

 

Learning with Trees Liaison

The Learning with Trees Liaison will act as a point person for schools who have participated in Tree Trust’s Learning with Trees program to provide them with expertise and guidance in tree care. The liaison will set up and help execute an individualize tree maintenance plan for the school through volunteer events and hands-on activities including watering, weeding, mulching and pruning. Yearly time commitment will be a variable and will be dependent on the needs of the school. Anticipate an average of 25 hours per year and to be involved for 2-3 years with the assigned school. More Information: PDF icon Learning with Trees Liaison Position Description

This year, Tree Trust will be working with following schools:

  • North Trail Elementary - 5580 170th St. W, Farmington, MN 55024
  • Lake Marion Elementary - 19875 Dodd Blvd., Lakeville, MN 55044\
  • Raven Stream Elementary - 300 11th Ave NW, New Prague, MN 56071
  • Brooklyn Middle School - 7377 Noble Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

 

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit either an online application or phyiscal application to Diana Preisen at Tree Trust to be considered for the position. Tree Trust is currently look for Tree Care Advisors to assist with the 4 new schools initally. Additional applicants will be paired with previous schools that need similar assistance. This pairing will be based on distance of travel you note in your application.

Online Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/37N38LW

Paper Application: PDF icon Learning with Trees Liaison Application