Friends of Trees is seeking new Crew Leaders for the upcoming November-April tree planting season! Being a Crew Leader is a great way to meet neat people, develop valuable leadership skills, learn how to plant trees the right way, and contribute to greening Portland Metro area parks and neighborhoods. Learn more and register for our trainings HERE; space limited! The trainings are Saturday, Oct 31st and Thursday, Nov 12th.
The Oct 31st training is with our Green Space program (http://bit.ly/greenspaceprogram). This program plants small native trees and shrubs in natural areas and green spaces to restore native habitat and improve watershed health. Many planting sites are located in greater Washington, Multnomah, and Clackamas Counties and not accessible by public transportation; a personal vehicle is helpful to be a Green Space Crew Leader.
The November 12th training is for our Neighborhood Trees program (http://bit.ly/neighborhoodtreesprogram) which plants large 8-12' street and yard trees with homeowners and planting volunteers in eastside Portland neighborhoods, as well as in Vancouver, Beaverton, and Oregon City. Plantings are largely accessible by bike or public transportation.
Crew Leaders help teach Friends of Trees volunteers how to plant trees and work together as a team. Each Crew Leader commits to guiding small groups of planters at 4 or more Saturday morning plantings throughout the planting season.
You'll wear a Friends of Trees vest at weekend plantings and receive the respect and admiration of the volunteers on your crew, as well as receive a coveted Tree Team t-shirt and great food (a hallmark of all of our planting events). To reach an account of a current Crew Leader after his first year with Friends of Trees, check out this fun blog post.
Join this fun and energetic team by signing up for a required training. For more information or to register, follow THIS LINK. We look forward to working with you to plant more trees in the Portland Metro area!
Any questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Jenny or Randi in the Volunteer & Outreach Program at Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org or 503-595-0213. We hope to work with you soon!