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Storyteller

 

Storyteller

If you are a skilled writer and like to take photos, we have a job for you. We seek individuals who can attend our tree planting and other events to take photos and/or write stories. By talking with event-goers and writing articles, we can post your work on our website, on social media or in our newsletter.

We especially need Storytellers for Tree Plantings in Spring and Fall since staff are very busy monitoring the plantings and have little time to take notes. 

Responsibilities

  • Attend tree plantings or other events
  • Interview volunteers and attendees
  • Write down quotes
  • Take pictures at the event
  • Compose short articles and email them to us

Or

  • Research and compose articles on topics determined by staff, such as our Tree of the Month 

Time Commitment
Typically Storytellers spend 2 hours at events to collect details and take pictures, plus additional time to write, edit, and upload stories and photos. Minimum of 1-2 stories per year.

Training
ReForest London Orientation (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 as a tree planter or aftercare assistant.
  • Check out the Powerpoint Presentation before or after the training for more information.

Experience
Writing experience is an asset. If taking photos, you will need to supply your own camera and have experience taking digital photos.

Skills

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Time management skills

Other Requirements

  • Enthusiasm about trees

Complementary Roles
If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our CanvasserTree Teacher, and Community Liaison roles.

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

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