We are always looking for volunteers! To become a volunteer, complete the form on any event marked with a blue ribbon!
What is a TreeMaster?
A TreeMaster is a volunteer who has received training on volunteer management, proper planting techniques and care and maintenance of trees. TreeMasters serve as volunteer leaders at our planting events and TreeStores throughout Charlotte. They help with event setup, tree and mulch placement, volunteer engagement, and event breakdown.
What is a TreeAmbassador?
TreeAmbassadors represent TreesCharlotte at various outreach events. They are enthusiastic about TreesCharlotte and can deliver a positive and clear message about our mission. Candidates should be comfortable both talking to an audience and listening to their comments and concerns. It will be your job to help educate the public about our beautiful canopy, the risks facing it and how everybody can help protect it. Typical events include manning a table at festivals or speaking in front of a school class. As public-facing opportunities arise, we will equip you with an event box complete with key facts, fun stuff to give away, important literature and whatever else is required!
Can I be both?
How do I become a TreeMaster and/or TreeAmbassador?
Anybody interested must attend this free online workshop, featuring the history of TreesCharlotte, our planting practices, and a Q&A. Training is suited for all levels of arboriculture knowledge. Upon completion of the certification course, graduates will be provided with opportunities to put their knowledge into action by serving as volunteer leaders. The tree planting season in Charlotte runs from October to early April. Outreach events are year-round. If you register, you will be sent the link to the online course the week of the event.
What is the time commitment?
TreeMasters are asked to commit to volunteer at a minimum of 3 regularly scheduled tree planting events annually (each about 5 hours).TreeAmbassadors are asked to volunteer at a minimum of 3 outreach events annually (each about 3 hours).
How do I sign up?
You must be at least 18 years of age and register by completing the application below. Deadline to register is 11:59 p.m., Sept. 9.
Our next training will be in the fall, 2022. Until then, we hope you'll consider volunteering with us at a planting. Visit the events calendar for opportunities October through March.