Neighborhood Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help promote the value and benefits of trees in the city by supporting tree programs and providing education to community members. Tree Ambassadors have developed self-guided tree tours of their neighborhoods and have led such tours as well.
If you are passionate about trees, looking for a way to get involved in your community and want to learn more about trees, consider becoming a Neighborhood Tree Ambassador. To be notified when you can apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualifications, training and responsibilities for Tree Ambassadors are covered here.
Neighborhood Tree Ambassadors do not need any prior knowledge or experience. Ambassadors only need an interest in trees, the environment and community involvement. Being able to use a computer and attend online meetings will be necessary.
- Live, work or attend school in Bellevue
- Be at least 14 years old
- Attend online training workshops
- Commit to project/event to build community-level support for tree preservation and planting
Volunteers receive training in tree identification, environmental education and Bellevue's tree programs and policies. Volunteers will work with Bellevue’s urban forestry specialist to create their own project/event in their neighborhoods, and will support community tree planting, preservation and education efforts.
With help from the urban forestry specialist, neighborhood tree ambassadors will:
- Promote our yearly tree giveaway and encourage sign-ups.
- Assist with Tree Health Check program
- Acquire signatures for our Community Tree Pledge
- Create a project/educational event