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Tree Teachers

 
 
Tree Teacher 
 
Do you know and love trees? Do you have a knack for public speaking? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Then the Tree Teacher Volunteer Role might be for you!
 
Tree Teachers are ReForest London's speakers bureau. Tree Teachers visit community groups and schools to speak about Native Trees, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the Importance of Trees. Million Tree Challenge Partners, as well as any interested organization in the city, can request presentations to their organization. 
 
Responsibilities
  • Visiting community groups and schools to teach lessons about Native Trees, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the importance of trees
Time Commitment
Must attend one Tree Teacher shift 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, it is only necessary for the volunteer roles listed below.
  • Check out the Powerpoint Presentation before or after the training for more information.
Tree Teacher Training (1.5 hours)
At this training session we explain the 3 presentations we have created for Tree Teacher (Emerald Ash Borer, Native Trees for London and the Importance of Trees). We also talk about presentation skills and answering questions from the audience.
  • Prerequisite: Please take ReForest London Orientation before attending this training
  • Time Commitment: Tree Teacher training consists of one 1.5 hour classroom session.
  • Our Expectations: If you become a Tree Teacher, we expect you to sign up for ONE shift a year (but feel free to do more)
Experience
No previous experience required.
 
Skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to interact with strangers
  • Enthusiasm about trees 
Other Requirements
  • Ability to get to locations throughout the City of London

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

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