Applications for the 2023 Neighborhood Tree Ambassador Cohort are Closed.
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. Tree Ambassadors have developed self-guided tree tours of their neighborhoods and have led such tours as well.
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. Qualifications, training, responsibilities, and the application to become a Tree Ambassador are listed here.
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 will be necessary.
- Live, work, or attend school in Bellevue
- Be at least 14 years old
- Attend in-person and online training workshops
- Commit to at least 4 projects/events to build community-level support for tree preservation and planting
Volunteers receive training in tree identification, environmental education and Bellevue's tree programs and policies. Volunteers will work with Bellevue’s Urban Forestry Specialist to create their own project/event in their neighborhoods, and will support community tree planting, preservation and education efforts.
With help from the Urban Forestry Specialist, neighborhood tree ambassadors will:
- Promote and volunteer for our yearly tree giveaway
- Acquire signatures for our Community Tree Pledge
- Create a tree tour for their neighborhood or take part in another project/educational event
Applications for our 2023 cohort are closed. Recruitment for the 2024 cohort will begin in late 2023.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.