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Tree Program Volunteer (Job Opening)

/Tree Program Volunteer (Job Opening)

Job Description

This volunteer will support the needs of the Trees for Sacred Places program. The volunteer will play a crucial role within the Maryland staff team in its ongoing efforts to plant over 1,500 trees at Houses of Worship throughout Maryland. This is an opportunity for a “budding” environmental scientist to gain experience with volunteer coordination, tree planting designs, site assessments and planting day logistical planning.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with weekend Tree Plantings (1 day a weekend)
  • Assist with site preparation
  • Conduct site visits
  • Assist in production of Planting and Maintenance Plans
  • Assist with any other projects as needed

Required Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience (such as internship, undergraduate or graduate work) working in the environmental field
  • Knowledge of GIS a plus
  • Strong interest in environmental and social issues, preferably related to the Chesapeake Bay
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Must have own car
  • Physical requirements – Applicants must be able to lift and carry objects up 50 pounds and able to stand and walk for extended periods, sometimes through rough terrain in variable weather conditions

Supervision:

The volunteer reports directly to the Alliance’s Maryland Program Coordinator while receiving guidance from the Alliance’s Maryland Program Manager.

Location:

The volunteer is based at the Alliance’s headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland with an ability to travel throughout the State as needed.

Type of Position:

The volunteer position is a part-time position working approximately 20-24 hours per week through December 1, 2016.

Salary:

This is an unpaid volunteer position, travel is compensated.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of 2 references to: jfreeman@allianceforthebay.org with Tree Volunteer in the subject line. No phone inquiries, please.