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Friends of the Forest

Position: Urban Forestry Leader
Organization: City of Surrey
Location: Surrey, Greater Vancouver BC

As an Urban Forestry Leader, you will:

  • Receive training and experience in plant identification, ecological restoration, and nature interpretation
  • Develop confidence in public speaking and leadership skills by providing group instruction and supervision
  • Gain experience and networking opportunities in nature interpretation and urban forestry

Urban Forestry Leaders help in many ways:

  • Provide support to staff and volunteers at park stewardship events including invasive plant removals, tree planting, and tree well care
  • Demonstrate safe and proper techniques to other volunteers
  • Help staff with event set-up and take-down

Step 1 – Eligibility

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to volunteer a minimum of once per month for one year
  • Comfortable working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Able to travel to parks throughout Surrey
  • Able to attend 3 mandatory training sessions:
    • March 10, 2020 - evening
    • March 21. 2020 - morning
    • April 4, 2020 - morning or afternoon

Step 2 - Application Process

  • Fill out an online application
  • Submit 2 references
  • Attend an interview
  • Submit a Police Information Check (free for volunteers)

Step 3 – Volunteer

  • Once steps 1 and 2 are complete, we will contact you to register for training
  • All Urban Forestry Leaders must complete three mandatory training sessions.
    • March 10 - evening
    • March 21 - morning
    • April 4 - morning or afternoon

How to Apply

Click here to fill out an application and create a MyImpactPage volunteer profile.

Questions? Contact Lauren.Crosbie@surrey.ca or call 604.590.7242

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Dec 16 2019    ID: 55383