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 OpportunityMAYOR’S LANDSCAPE AWARDS -JUDGING / REVIEW
Date of OpportunityJULY- OCT.
TimeVARIES
Number of Volunteers needed:18
Minimum age, with adult supervision18
Minimum age, without adult supervision21
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 OpportunityARBOR DAY FESTIVITIES
Date of OpportunityLAST WEEK OF APRIL
Time8A.M. – 3P.M.
Number of Volunteers needed:50+
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
Responsibilities:EXHIBITS, TREE PLANTING, FLOWER ARRANGING, GAMES AND DISPLAYS
Qualifications:CHEERFUL, ENERGETIC, HELPFUL
Other:
Name of OpportunityHOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING
Date of OpportunityNOVEMBER
Time3P.M.- 8 P.M.
Number of Volunteers needed:10
Minimum age, with adult supervision18
Minimum age, without adult supervision21
Responsibilities:GREET AND MEET GUESTS ATTENDING THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY TREE LIGHING
Qualifications:ENERGETIC, CHEERFUL, AND HELPFUL
Other:
Name of OpportunityGREENING MILWAUKEE SCHOOLS TREE PLANTING
Date of OpportunitySPRING AND FALL
TimeALL DAY
Number of Volunteers needed:30
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
Responsibilities:ASSIST IN TREE PLANTING AT MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Qualifications:LIFT, HAUL AND MORE TREES (SMALL ONES ) AND DIRT
Other:
Name of OpportunityMAYORS LANDSCAPE AWARDS JUDGE
Date of OpportunityJULY, AUG, SEPT. OCT.,
Time8-5 P.M.
Number of Volunteers needed:30+
Minimum age, with adult supervision16
Minimum age, without adult supervision18
Responsibilities:VISIT HOMEOWNERS GARDENS AND JUDGE THEIR CREATIVE GARDENS.
Qualifications:GARDENING EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE OF PLANTS, TREES, SHRUBS AND LANDSCAPING.
Other:
Name of OpportunityADOPT A TREE EVALUATORS
Date of OpportunityMARCH, APRIL, SEPT. OCT.,
Time8 AM – 5 P.M.
Number of Volunteers needed:20
Minimum age, with adult supervision16
Minimum age, without adult supervision18
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 OpportunityTRAINING FOR NOVICE TREE PLANTERS
Date of OpportunityAPRIL, MAY, SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
TimeALL DAY
Number of Volunteers needed:6
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
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 OpportunityEXHIBITS/SEMINARS – REALTORS SPRING SHOW
Date of OpportunityMARCH
TimeALL-DAY
Number of Volunteers needed:6
Minimum age, with adult supervision
Minimum age, without adult supervision18
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 OpportunityANNUAL TREE AUDIT
Date of OpportunityMAY AND OCT.,
Time8 AM- 1 PM
Number of Volunteers needed:30
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
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 OpportunityADOPT A TREE SPRING PLANTING
Date of OpportunityMAY AND JUNE
Time8 AM – 1 PM
Number of Volunteers needed:30
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
Responsibilities:PLANT TREES AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND
Qualifications:HANDLE GARDEN EQUIPMENT, HAUL DIRT AND LIFT BAGS
Other:
Name of OpportunityADOPT A TREE FALL PLANTING
Date of OpportunityOCT./NOV.
Time8 AM – 1 PM
Number of Volunteers needed:30
Minimum age, with adult supervision14
Minimum age, without adult supervision16
Responsibilities:PLANT TREES AT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LAND, LANDSCAPE AND PRUNE TREES
Qualifications:HANDEL GARDEN EQUIPMENT, HAUL DIRT AND LIFE BAGS.
Other: