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CTC Volunteer Roles, Responsibilities, and Opportunities

 
Your involvement will include preparing and organizing outreach materials and hosting and participating in outreach events. Training will be provided on the value of trees and effectively communicating and how to host outreach events with other volunteers and/or on your own
 
  • Participate in tree planting events, take on small leadership roles 
  • Plant and care for newly planted young trees: watering, mulching, and monitoring for pests, diseases, and signs of stress.
  • Assist CRTI staff with program preparation, delivery and clean up, as needed.
  • Prepare materials and host booths for outreach events.
  • Participate in tree planting events: lead small groups in tree planting, ensure proper planting technique.
  • Advocate for trees and green spaces and teaching others about the benefits of trees.
  • Help communities track and assess trees through inventory workshops.
  • Provide general materials and equipment organization assistance, including cleaning tools, assessing tool quality, and inventory needs. 
 
Access to Fellow Volunteers, Trainings, and Experts
Want to participate but don’t know much about tree care? Many, many tree science-related trainings, webinars, workshops, and other educational opportunities will be available to you as a CTC Volunteer including proper planting technique and how to communicate and effectively advocate for trees. Through these trainings and outreach events you’ll meet and work with other volunteers, partner organizations, and green industry professionals.
 
Outreach in Your Community
Are you interested in making connections in your community? While much of our work is focused on specific priority areas, there will be opportunities to focus your work in your community, or local provenance if you will. Locally-sourced volunteers often have their ear to the ground and bring invaluable relationships, oral histories, and ideas on potential partnerships and planting sites. Collaborate with CRTI to find opportunities and potential partners in your community. 
 
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