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Tree Teachers

Tree Teacher 
"[I] enjoy giving presentations, especially when [I] Have the opportunity to teach children."
~ Gary Brown

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 or any interested organization in the city can request presentations to their organization. 
  • 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).

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 (2 hours)
At this training session we present the 3 presentations we have created for Tree Teachers (Emerald Ash Borer, Native Trees in London and The Importance of Trees). We also talk about presentation skills and how to answer common questions from the audience.
  • Prerequisite: Please take ReForest London Orientation before attending this training
  • Time Commitment: Tree Teacher training consists of one 2 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).
No previous experience required.
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to interact with strangers
  • Strong knowledge of trees and ReForest London
  • 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 Community Liaison and Storyteller roles.

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