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Make a lasting difference in your neighborhood

Planting trees in your yard or parking strip will help improve the quality of life for you and your neighbors for generations to come. Friends of Trees is already planning for the 2010-2011 planting season, but we need your help! In order to surpass last year's record season and attain our goal of planting 4500 low-cost street and yard trees in Portland next year, we need Neighborhood Coordinators who can volunteer their time to help organize these neighborhood plantings. We still need a Neighborhood Coordinator, or co-coordinators, for many Portland neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Coordinators are essential to making a Friends of Trees' tree planting event possible by talking to neighbors about planting trees, keeping track of homeowner inquiries and tree requests, and helping organize a neighborhood planting event with support from the Friends of Trees staff.

No experience is necessary. We'll train you in all aspects of this role and will support you throughout the planting season as you raise awareness of the planting event, help your neighbors order trees, and organize the logistics of planting day.

Neighborhood Coordinators typically work in teams as adjacent neighborhoods are grouped into planting events together. Scheduling is very flexible and most work can be done at home. The typical time commitment is approximately 80 hours from mid-summer until the planting event occurs between November - March (dates vary depending on neighborhoods).

Participating in this program is an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors, develop valuable organizing skills, and have fun while making an important and lasting difference in the community. Remember, the trees you help plant today will improve aesthetics, air and water quality, neighborhood livability, stormwater mitigation, and property values for decades to come!


FIRST SESSION: This session is required for all prospective Neighborhood Coordinators. It is intended to give a broad introduction to Friends of Trees and the Neighborhood Trees program, as well as information about the Neighborhood Coordinator's roles, responsibilities and strategies needed to get the job done.

Saturday, July 10th from 9am-12pm at the PCC Cascade Campus at 705 North Killingsworth in Portland.


SECOND SESSION: This session will be an opportunity for new and returning Neighborhood Coordinators to meet each other, talk about ideas and learn more about our online ordering system.

Tuesday, July 13th (6pm-8pm) - location TBD. This session is for Vancouver neighborhoods. OR Thursday, July 15th (6pm-8pm) - location TBD. This session is for Portland neighborhoods.


If you have any questions or would like to sign up for these trainings, please email Jesse Batty at [email protected] or call him at 503-282-8846, ext. 25. We look forward with working with you!