• Neighborhood Tree Ambassador Program

    Neighborhood tree ambassadors are volunteers who create and lead walking tours of the trees in their neighborhood to help promote the value and benefits of trees in the city.

    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

    Qualifications

    Neighborhood tree ambassadors do not need any prior knowledge or experience. Ambassadors only need an interest in trees, the environment, and community involvement.

    Ambassadors must:

    • Live, work, or attend school in Bellevue
    • Be at least 14 years old
    • Attend both training workshops
    • Commit to creating at least one tour and leading it at least three times

    Training

    As volunteers within the 2020 pilot program, neighborhood tree ambassadors will receive training in tree identification and environmental education techniques and will work with Bellevue’s urban forestry specialist to create and lead tree tours in their neighborhoods.

    Key Responsibilities

    With help from the City of Bellevue’s urban forestry specialist, neighborhood tree ambassadors will:

    • Choose a location and route for at least one tree tour
    • Develop an outline of the tree tour
    • Help advertise the tour to community members
    • Lead the finalized tour at least three times

    To Apply

    Applications for the 2020 cohort are closed. If you would like to receive an update once applications open for 2021, please email trees@bellevuewa.gov.

    Please contact Urban Forestry Specialist Rachel Wells at rwells@bellevuewa.gov with any questions.