Tree For Me - workshop host, vol., Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, Toronto, Ontario
Date posted to RCEN & PlanetVolunteer: Apr 13 2017


Position: Tree For Me - workshop host
Organization: Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
Location: Toronto, Ontario

About the role:

Tree For Me offers residents of Toronto a free native tree to plant on private property in support of growing and caring for our urban forest. Ensuring trees are properly planted and cared for is a vital component of successfully growing our tree canopy, that’s why Tree For Me participants are required to take part in a short tree stewardship workshop prior to receiving their tree. Tree For Me events take place in Toronto communities each spring and fall. Participants are asked to visit to match themselves with the right tree and register for a community event near them. Events are generally 2-4 hours long and run in partnership with a community organization.

The Workshop Host is responsible for leading Tree For Me participants through the Tree Planting and Care workshop at community events throughout Toronto. Hosts will walk guests through the proper techniques for site preparation, tree planting, mulching and watering to help them succeed with their new tree. Training for this role is provided; anyone interested in learning to teach others proper planting techniques should apply.

Upcoming Training Session:

Thursday, April 20th
6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Avenue

Event Dates:

We ask that applicants be available for a minimum of two events. Please indicate on your application which events you are available to attend.

  • April 22: Oakridge Park
  • May 7th: Beaches Triangle
  • May 10th: Glen Ravine Public School
  • May 13th: Rockcliffe-Smythe
  • May 14th: Regal Heights
  • May 26th: Voice Integrative School
  • May 27th:
    • a) AginCourt Community Services
    • b) Bayview Village

**June events to be announced soon.

Good to haves:

  • Enjoy leadership roles and engaging with the public.

  • Comfortable speaking to large groups; groups will range in size from 5-20 people.

  • A willingness to learn about trees, tree care, and Toronto’s urban forest.

  • Comfortable working outdoors in a team environment.

  • An interest/specialization in forestry, environmentalism, geography.

  • Experience with planting trees.

  • Experience working at community events.

  • Availability on weekends in April/May.

  • Bonus points for bilingualism.


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