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Community Liaison

 

Community Liaison 

"Every time I volunteer, it is a chance to share my passion for not only trees, but making London a better place with like-minded people." ~ Sara Hopkins

ReForest London is frequently asked to attend community events to share information about our organization. Community Liaisons act as the voice of ReForest London during these occasions, engaging with community members and spreading the word about our organization, the Million Tree Challenge, and how others can get involved!

Volunteers in this role facilitate booths for ReForest London, passing on information about our programs and volunteer opportunities. They may also give away tree seedlings or sell Tree Gifts at our many events. 

Responsibilities

  • Staffing a ReForest London display 
  • Helping with setup and/or take-down
  • Telling people about our programs and volunteering opportunities
  • Encouraging people to sign up for our email list and take our flyers
  • Encouraging people to register trees to the Million Tree Challenge
  • Giving away seedlings 
  • Sometimes selling tree gifts, t-shirts or other items
  • Keeping track of money from donations and sales

Time Commitment 
3 hour shifts
Must attend two shifts a year (or more)

Training
ReForest London Orientation Training (1 hour)
This is our basic introduction training for all volunteers who are interested in getting more involved with our organization. This training session familiarises you with our organization, our goals, and provides information on our volunteer opportunities. We also introduce you to native trees and how to plant them. We ask new volunteers to take this class before continuing on to other training sessions.

  • ReForest London Orientation consists of one 1 hour classroom session.
  • You do NOT need to take this Orientation to be able to participate in our Tree Planting and Aftercare events.
  • Check out the Powerpoint Presentation before or after the training for more information.

Community Liaison Training (1 hour)
At this training session we explain the logistics of staffing our booths, an overview of our print and online resources, more about trees, their benefits, planting, and care. We also provide tips on engaging with the public.

  • Prerequisite: Please take ReForest London Orientation before attending this training
  • Time Commitment: Community Liaison training consists of one 1 hour classroom session.
  • Our Expectations: If you become a Community Liaison, we expect you to assist at TWO shifts a year (but feel free to do more)
  • Check out the Powerpoint Presentation before or after the training for more information

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Good communication skills 
  • Ability to interact with members of the public
  • Enthusiastic about trees

Other Requirements
No other requirements needed.

Complementary Roles
If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our 
Storyteller and Tree Teacher roles.

To Apply
Please fill out our volunteer application form and indicate “Community Liaison” as area of interest.

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