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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight recognizes the great people who volunteer their time with us at ReForest London. Each month we will feature one of our volunteers in the spotlight to give them a chance to share with us what volunteering means to them.

We are so blessed to have a diverse, talented, and expanding group of volunteers.  Each individual brings his or her own experiences and skills to our organization, and together they form a mosaic of community support which helps us grow strong and sustainable.

As a non-profit organization, we simply could not achieve our goals without volunteers, and we appreciate each and every person who donates their time to help us keep the Forest in the "Forest City".

Sonja Teichert - March 2018

Volunteer since: June 2016


Roles: Community Liaison, Forest Festival Committee, Training Lead, Tree Blitzer, Tree Planter, Tree Specialist and Tree Teacher.


Martin Grieve - February 2018

Volunteer since: May 2017


Roles: Tree Specialist, Tree Planter and Tree Aftercare Assistant.


Phil Brewster - January 2018

Volunteer since: June 2017

Roles: Trees Committee, GIS Team, Office Assistant, Community Liaison, Tree Planter, Tree Aftercare Assistant, Data Team, Tree Specialist.



Robyn Anderson, Suze Belleville and Jake Martell - June 2017

We dedicate our June spotlight to three fantastic volunteers who were recognized at our 2017 Annual General Meeting. 


Remembering Nathan Deslippe - August 2016

Volunteer Since: 2015
Roles: Marketing Committee Member

We dedicate our August Volunteer Spotlight in memory of Nathan Deslippe, a community builder and dedicated volunteer at ReForest London. 
Everyone at ReForest London is deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Nathan Deslippe’s passing on August 28, 2016.
Read more

Nathan Deslippe


Alex Huynh Do - September 2016

Volunteer Since: 2015
Roles: Tree Blitzer, Tree Planter

Gary Brown, Jason Jordan, Tammy Legresley - June 2016

This month, we decided to highlight the work of three amazing volunteers who we recognized at our Annual General Meeting in June. 

Sommer Foster - March 2016

Volunteer Since: 2012

Roles: Tree Specialist, Tree Planter, Aftercare Attendant, Community Liaison, Tree Committee, Field Assessment & Site Plans Assistance.

Suzie Belleville - February 2016

Volunteer Since: 2015

Roles: Tree Specialist, Community Liaison, Tree cycle, Tree Planter.

Gary Brown - January 2016

Volunteer Since: 2006

Roles: Tree Planter, Tree Teacher, Community Liaison, Tree Captain

Robert T. Anderson - December 2015

Volunteer Since: 2014

Roles: Board Member & Marketing Committee 

Matthew Juszczynski - October 2015

Volunteer Since: 2012

Roles: Living Legend (and all-round cool dude)

Sara Hopkins - September 2015

Volunteer Since: October 2013

Roles: Tree Guru, Community Liaison, Aftercare Attendant, TreeCycle

Felicity Niles-Williams - August 2015

Volunteering Since: Spring 2015

Roles: Community Liaison, Tree Blitzer, Tree Planter, Aftercare Attendant


Jen McDonald - July 2015

Volunteer Since: October 2013

Roles: Tree Teacher, Community Liaison


Nathan Walker - June 2015

Volunteer Since: 2012

Roles: Million Tree Challenge Partner and Residential Action Team Member

Tingting Zhang - May 2015

Volunteer Since: August 2013

Roles: Community Liaison, Tree Guru, Tree Planter


All the ReForest London Volunteers! - April 2015

We want to thank ALL our amazing volunteers, your support is over-elming!

Jenn McPhee & Carol Dyck - March 2015

This month, we decided to highlight the work of two amazing volunteers. Normally we only highlight one at a time, but this month we are highlighting a duo who worked together on report to inform our future decisions about prep for naturalizations. 


Cynthia Zhang - February 2015

Volunteer Since: 2015

Roles: Office Assistant and Graphic Designer



Tammy Legresley - January 2015

Volunteer Since: 2012

Roles: Tree Guru, Tree Planter, Aftercare Attendant, Community Liaison


Vanessa Dolishny - December 2014 

Volunteer Since: June 2013

Roles: Board Member & Chair of the Marketing Committee

Elise Budden - November 2014

Volunteer Since: October 2014

Roles: Web Reporter, Planter, Surveyor & Mapper, Tree Sales, Office Support

Wilda Mardlin - September 2014

Volunteer Since: Spring 2012

Roles: Community Liaison, Neighbourhood Tree Captain, Tree Planter, Treecycle Donor,  Tree Sale Organizer, Buckthorn Buster.

Rene Vandenbrink - August 2014

Volunteer Since: Spring 2013

Roles: Neighbourhood Tree Captain, Aftercare attendant

Sue Elliott - July 2014

Volunteer since: 2012

Roles: Tree Planter, Aftercare attendant, Community Liaison, Tree Guru

Geoff Faul - May 2014

Volunteer Since: 2011

Roles: Tree Sale Organizer, Action Team Member, Steering Committee Member, Community Liaison, Tree Planter

Geoff sent us the picture of tree-helpers instead of one of himself!

Jason Jordan - April 2014

Volunteer Since: May 2010

Roles: Tree Guru, Community Liaison, Parks Action Team member, Tree Planter and Buckthorn Buster.

Matthew Robertson - March 2014

Volunteer Since:  Summer 2012

Volunteered As:  Million Tree Challenge Action Team – Residential, National Tree Day – Tree Giveaway, Tree Planter

Christine Strupat - February 2014

Volunteer Since:  Spring 2013

Volunteered As: GIS Assistant, Neighbourhood Tree Captain, Community Liaison, Tree Planter

Gail Dimson - January 2014

Volunteer Since: 2012

Roles: Tree Guru, Connecting link between ReForest London and the Friends of the London Civic Garden Complex

Mary Ann Hodge - December 2013

Volunteer Since:  Spring 2006
Roles:  Tree planter, Residential Action Team Advisory Committee, Community Liaison, Tree-cycler

Julie Kiser - November 2013

Volunteer Since: September 2013

Roles: Event Reporter/Photographer 

Michele Anderson - July 2013

Volunteer Since: February 2013 

Roles: Office Assistant, Transportation Specialist, Tree Sale Attendant

Craig Ingram - June 2013 

Volunteer Since:  May 2013

Roles:  Tree Planter, Aftercare Specialist, Transportation Specialist

Jessica Lompart - May 2013

Volunteer Since:  2008

Roles: Tree Planter, Aftercare Specialist and Tree Guru 

Dan Bishop - April 2013

Volunteer Since: July, 2012

Roles:  Tree planter, Logistical Support (transportation of equipment and trees)

Angela Romanoff - March 2013

Volunteer Since: November 2012
Roles: Graphic Designer (web banners, posters, graphics)

Skylar Franke - February 2013

Volunteer Since:  Spring 2012

Roles:  Million Tree Challenge Action Team – Residential, Tree Planter, Aftercare Specialist, Tree Guru, Community Liaison, Office Assistant (including translation work), Tree Mascot