Be a leader—crew leader—with Friends of Trees!

Perhaps you’ve seen our crew leader training posters at your favorite coffee shop and wondered whether this is the year?  Well, time is running out on registering for one of our (free) upcoming trainings!

Crew leaders are critically important to the success of our Neighborhood Trees and Green Space Initiative programs. They lead teams of volunteers, ensuring the trees are being planted correctly and in the appropriate locations, and that the team is working well together.

FoT Crew Leader Pre-Planting Strategy Session
Crew leader strategy session at Mt. Tabor this March. (FOT file)

At the training, you’ll learn more about our programs and urban forestry in general, as well as how to plant trees, lead teams and become a rock star volunteer.  You’ll receive snacks, lunch and even a coveted Friends of Trees “Tree Team” t-shirt.

We ask that you are able to commit to 3-4 planting events over the course of the planting season (December – March)—and you can create whatever schedule works best for you based upon our planting calendar.

Space is limited at these trainings, so you’ll need to register soon to reserve your spot.  Click here for some first-hand accounts of what it’s like to be a crew leader.  Click on the links below to register.

Neighborhood Trees

November 7th in Vancouver

November 21st in SE Portland

Green Space Initiative

November 14th in Forest Park

If you have more questions about crew leading or need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact Andy Meeks, our Volunteer & Outreach Specialist, at [email protected] or 503-282-8846 x24.

–Andy Meeks