• Neighborhood Tree Ambassador Program

    2022 Neighborhood Tree Ambassador Cohort

    Our application has closed for the 2022 Neighborhood Tree Ambassador Cohort.  To be notified when applications open for next year's cohort, please email trees@bellevuewa.gov. 

    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. See the volunteer guide for more information about qualifications, responsibilities, and the schedule.

    Volunteer Guide

    Program Overview

    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. In previous years, Tree Ambassadors have focused on developing tree tours.  Due to COVID-19, we have had to short our tree tours to self-guided tours, which you can download and enjoy here.

    Qualifications

    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.

    Ambassadors must:

    • 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

    Training

    Volunteers in the 2022 program will receive training in tree identification, environmental education, and City of Bellevue tree programs and policies. Volunteers will work with Bellevue’s Urban Forestry Specialist to create their own project/event in their neighborhoods and will to support community tree planting, preservation, and education efforts.

    Key Responsibilities

    With help from the City of Bellevue’s Urban Forestry Specialist, Neighborhood Tree Ambassadors will:

    • Promote our yearly Tree Giveaway Event in their community and encourage sign-ups.
    • Assist with Tree Health Check Program
    • Acquire signatures for our Community Tree Pledge
    • Create a project/educational event

    COVID-19 Safety

    All training events and meetings will be held online in accordance with state guidelines.

    Please contact Urban Forestry Specialist Remy Barbiero at rbarbiero@bellevuewa.gov with any questions.