Greening Milwaukee's mission statement: The mission of Greening Milwaukee is to actively promote greening activities that improve our urban environment by educating and training citizens to increase the city's tree canopy.

Greening Milwaukee needs volunteers to do:

  • General Office Duties
  • Data entry, Filing
  • Public Relations, Marketing
  • Writing, Making contacts
  • Designing Ads
  • Training, Tree Planting
  • Photography
  • Judging, Visiting / Meeting Tree Recipients
  • MLA / Tree program

Sign-up today via e-mail volunteer@greeningmilwaukee.org or call (414)272-5462 ext 103 / (414)273-TREE(8733) .

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BY EVENTS

Name of Opportunity

MAYOR'S LANDSCAPE AWARDS -JUDGING / REVIEW

Date of Opportunity

JULY- OCT.

Time

VARIES

Number of Volunteers needed:

18

Minimum age, with adult supervision

18

Minimum age, without adult supervision

21

Responsibilities:

PHOTOGRAPH THE GARDENS OF THE MAYOR LANDSCAPE AWARDS NOMINEE. BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE GARDEN (IN NO MORE THAN 100 WORDS) WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE HOMEOWNER

Qualifications:

ENJOY LOOKING AT NATURAL BEAUTY, HAVE A GOOD EYE TO CAPTURE THE GARDEN ON FILM AND A FRIENDLY ATTITUDE. TRANSPORTATION. KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE CITY OF MILWAUKEE.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ARBOR DAY FESTIVITIES

Date of Opportunity

LAST WEEK OF APRIL

Time

8A.M. - 3P.M.

Number of Volunteers needed:

50+

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

EXHIBITS, TREE PLANTING, FLOWER ARRANGING, GAMES AND DISPLAYS

Qualifications:

CHEERFUL, ENERGETIC, HELPFUL

Other:

Name of Opportunity

HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Date of Opportunity

NOVEMBER

Time

3P.M.- 8 P.M.

Number of Volunteers needed:

10

Minimum age, with adult supervision

18

Minimum age, without adult supervision

21

Responsibilities:

GREET AND MEET GUESTS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHING

Qualifications:

ENERGETIC, CHEERFUL, AND HELPFUL

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

GREENING MILWAUKEE SCHOOLS TREE PLANTING

Date of Opportunity

SPRING AND FALL

Time

ALL DAY

Number of Volunteers needed:

30

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

ASSIST IN TREE PLANTING AT MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Qualifications:

LIFT, HAUL AND MORE TREES (SMALL ONES ) AND DIRT

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

MAYORS LANDSCAPE AWARDS JUDGE

Date of Opportunity

JULY, AUG, SEPT. OCT.,

Time

8-5 P.M.

Number of Volunteers needed:

30+

Minimum age, with adult supervision

16

Minimum age, without adult supervision

18

Responsibilities:

VISIT HOMEOWNERS GARDENS AND JUDGE THEIR CREATIVE GARDENS.

Qualifications:

GARDENING EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE OF PLANTS, TREES, SHRUBS AND LANDSCAPING.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ADOPT A TREE EVALUATORS

Date of Opportunity

MARCH, APRIL, SEPT. OCT.,

Time

8 AM - 5 P.M.

Number of Volunteers needed:

20

Minimum age, with adult supervision

16

Minimum age, without adult supervision

18

Responsibilities:

VISIT POTENTIAL TREE RECIPIENTS LOTS AND LEAVE A DOOR HANGER FOR THE HOMEOWNERS, WHICH INDICATES THE RESULT OF THE ASSESSMENT.

Qualifications:

ENERGETIC, HELPFUL AND ABILTY TO RECORD DATA.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

TRAINING FOR NOVICE TREE PLANTERS

Date of Opportunity

APRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

Time

ALL DAY

Number of Volunteers needed:

6

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

TRAIN HOMEOWNERS, CITIZENS, AND STUDENTS ON HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT TREES.

Qualifications:

ABILITY TO SPEAK TO LARGE GROUPS, USE PRESENTATION MATERIALS AND WORK WITH PEOPLE.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

EXHIBITS/SEMINARS - REALTORS SPRING SHOW

Date of Opportunity

MARCH

Time

ALL-DAY

Number of Volunteers needed:

6

Minimum age, with adult supervision

Minimum age, without adult supervision

18

Responsibilities:

HOST THE GREENING MILWAUKEE BOOTH TO DISTRIBUTE LITERATURE, PROVIDE INFORMATION AND SIGN UP CITIZENS FOR PROGRAMS

Qualifications:

PEOPLE PERSON, CHEERFUL, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE OF THE ORGANIZATION SERVICES (TRAINING PROVIDED)

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ANNUAL TREE AUDIT

Date of Opportunity

MAY AND OCT.,

Time

8 AM- 1 PM

Number of Volunteers needed:

30

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

ASSIST IN CONDUCTING TREE AUDIT ON PRIVATE LAND- COUNT TREES, RECORD CONDITIONING OF TREE AND TYPE OF TREE.

Qualifications:

WRITE CLEARLY, ABILITY TO RECORD DATA AND IDENTIFY/MATCH TREES.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ADOPT A TREE SPRING PLANTING

Date of Opportunity

MAY AND JUNE

Time

8 AM - 1 PM

Number of Volunteers needed:

30

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

PLANT TREES AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND

Qualifications:

HANDLE GARDEN EQUIPMENT, HAUL DIRT AND LIFT BAGS

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ADOPT A TREE FALL PLANTING

Date of Opportunity

OCT./NOV.

Time

8 AM - 1 PM

Number of Volunteers needed:

30

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

PLANT TREES AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND, LANDSCAPE AND PRUNE TREES

Qualifications:

HANDEL GARDEN EQUIPMENT, HAUL DIRT AND LIFE BAGS.

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

EARTH DAY TREE PLANTING

Date of Opportunity

APRIL 22, 2003

Time

10:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Number of Volunteers needed:

20-25

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

ASSIST WITH EARTH DAY ACTIVITIES AT A LOCAL PARK

Qualifications:

ENERGETIC, HANDLE SHOVEL AND SMILE

Other:

 

Name of Opportunity

ARBOR DAY FESTIVITIES

Date of Opportunity

APRIL 24-27, 2003

Time

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Number of Volunteers needed:

20 EACH DAY

Minimum age, with adult supervision

14

Minimum age, without adult supervision

16

Responsibilities:

ASSIST WITH ARBOR DAY ACTIVITIES, CRAFTS, TOURS, PRESENTATIONS, PLANTING TREES AND DEMONSTRATIONS

Qualifications:

ENERGETIC, GOOD WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN, HELPFUL AND ARTISTIC

Other:





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