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TREE LAFAYETTE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a listing of the volunteer opportunities available.  Review the opportunities and click on the "Contact Us" button for that opportunity to send an email to the person in charge of that area.  For general information and questions about volunteering, send an email to:

ANNUAL ARBOR DAY EVENT VOLUNTEER

Description     

  1. Volunteer to plant trees

  2. Volunteer to assist at registration area

  3. Volunteer to help set up and/or clean up

 

Equipment Used

Shovel, wire cutters, utility knife, water jug, rake, gloves

 

Physical Attributes

Setting tree into planting hole, using shovel, lifting water jug, lifting bag of mulch, raking

 

Knowledge Needed

n/a

 

Term

Annual Arbor Day event.  The event is usually the last Saturday of April.

TREE PLANTING AND PRUNING

Description     

Planting of trees, including digging some holes.  Pruning of trees.  Usually each Wednesday morning and some Saturdays mornings during May through November.

 

Equipment Used

Shovel, wire cutters, utility knife, water jugs, hand saws, hand pruners, loppers, chain saws, pole saws, rake, gloves, safety equipment

 

Physical Attributes

Moving trees before they are planted, setting trees into planting holes, digging holes, using pruning equipment, lifting cut branches, raking, bending, reaching

 

Knowledge Needed

Tree planting basics, tree pruning basics, general safety, saw safety

 

Term

Seasonal (short term and long term)

TREE CARE

Description     

Provide care and maintenance of trees.  Installing mulch around trees.  Assist with planting of trees.  Assist with pruning of trees.  Watering of trees.  Usually each Wednesday mornings and some Saturdays mornings during May through November.  Also during weeks of lower rain amounts during the summer (done during the weekdays).

 

Equipment Used

Shovel, wire cutters, utility knife, rake, water buckets/jugs, water tank, gloves, safety equipment

 

Physical Attributes

Moving trees before they are planted, setting trees into planting holes, digging holes, gathering and carrying cut branches, raking, bending, lifting and carrying bags of mulch and buckets/jugs of water.

 

Knowledge Needed

General safety

 

Term

Seasonal (short term and long term)

GRANTS

Description     

Research, locate, and apply for grants.  Fill out grant applications.  Write narrative for grant applications.

 

Equipment Used

Internet access, Word Processing

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

Writing skills, Internet search skills

 

Term

Short term and long term

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND COORDINATION

Description     

Publish, advertise and present Tree Lafayette volunteer opportunities.  Attend social functions to present information about volunteering.  Attend presentations to groups to present information about volunteering.  Contact prospective and interested persons.  Engage new volunteers.  Connect new volunteers with appropriate Tree Lafayette persons to get them started.  Schedule volunteers to meet existing and upcoming Tree Lafayette needs.

 

Equipment Used

Internet access, Word Processing

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

Writing skills, Internet search skills, Phone skills

 

Term

Short term and long term

ADULT EDUCATION COORDINATOR

Description     

Publish, advertise and present Tree Lafayette adult education classes.  Schedule adult education events.  Make arrangements for adult education events.  Schedule event presenters.

 

Equipment Used

Internet access, Word Processing, Projectors

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

Writing skills, Internet search skills, Phone skills, Presentation skills

 

Term

Short term and long term

TREE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Description     

Become a member of the Tree Committee.  The Tree Committee meets monthly.  The committee helps plan Arbor Day and the third grade elementary school plantings. They plant trees.  Oversee outside groups and contractors that auger some holes, plant some trees, mark underground utilities, store some trees, and deliver some trees.  They maintain and care for trees with pruning, mulching, and watering.

 

Equipment Used

n/a

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

n/a

 

Term

Short term and long term

EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBER

Description     

Become a member of the Education Committee.  The Education Committee meets monthly.  Through a classroom presentation, books and other educational materials donated to the classrooms, this committee helps many Lafayette third graders learn the value of trees. The classes plant one tree per year, per 40 students.  They also do adult education.  The committee also selects the recipients of the Preservation and Environmental Awards each year.

 

Equipment Used

n/a

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

n/a

 

Term

Short term and long term

MARKETING COMMITTEE MEMBER

Description     

Become a member of the Marketing Committee.  The Marketing Committee meets monthly.  This committee plans for Arbor Day, Earth Day, the Annual Meeting, and our Holiday Party. They send out the bi-annual newsletter, all news releases, and the Annual Report. They also select the Volunteer of the Year and promote the planting of a healthy community. They are responsible for Facebook and Twitter updates, maintaining the integrity of the Tree Lafayette brand, and the organization’s website. In addition, they champion all fundraising events.

 

Equipment Used

n/a

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

n/a

 

Term

Short term and long term

DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Description     

Become a member of the Development Committee.  The Development Committee meets monthly.  This committee prepares and submits all grants and maintains the donor/supporter database. They send out renewals twice a year for funding, maintain the operational budget, and post daily income and expenditures. They also oversee the annual financial review and file Federal and State tax and business reports.

 

Equipment Used

n/a

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

n/a

 

Term

Short term and long term

SOCIAL MEDIA

Description     

Monitor Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Post information.  Respond to posts and tweets as needed.

 

Equipment Used

Internet access

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

Facebook, Twitter, Writing skills

 

Term

Short term and long term

WEBSITE

Description     

Monitor Tree Lafayette website traffic and comments.  Update web pages as needed.  Post information.  Assist committee chairs with updating their respective areas of the website.

 

Equipment Used

Internet access

 

Physical Attributes

n/a

 

Knowledge Needed

Website design, Internet skills, Writing skills

 

Term

Short term and long term

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