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Planting Coach

Do you have a passion for planting trees, shrubs, and wildflowers and enjoy engaging, speaking to, and coaching small groups of people? Do you want to help people plant trees safely and properly, so they have the very best chances of surviving and thriving? If “YES!”, then Planting Coach is the role for you, and it is one of the most fun, rewarding, visible, and important roles within the 10,000 Trees organization.

  • There are 100 openings for this role

  • This role  is supported by the:

    • Planting Coach Director PRIOR to Sun, May 3rd, 2020

    • Planting Coach Coordinators ON Sun, May 3rd, 2020

  • Approximate time commitment: As little as 4 hours to however much you want, as follows:

    • 1 hour* in the morning on Sat, May 2nd, 2020 to attend the Site Walkthrough, and participate in any hands-on Training sessions you identified (and if you want to stay longer, you can also help with distributing planting stock (trees, shrubs, wildflowers) into the designated planting zones).
      *This 1 hour is optional if you are an experienced Planting Coach

    • 4 to 8 hours on Sun, May 3rd, 2020, preferably starting at 8:30 a.m. to greet your assigned group of Planters, lead them to the designated planting area/s you are responsible for, and demonstrate how to safely and properly plant trees (and/or shrubs and/or wildflowers

  • Good things to know and be able to do:

    • be able to properly plant trees, shrubs, and wildflowers and show your Planters how to do so too*

    • know where all key facilities (Bathroom Facilities, Lunch Area, First Aid Station, etc.) are, and be able to direct your Planters to them

    • be safe, learn, have fun, and do whatever you can to make everyone’s (and your) experience an enjoyable and memorable one

    • be able to bring and use tools such as pocket-knife (for cutting ropes securing tree bundles), clip-board (for holding site map), permanent marker (for marking tags), etc.

    • be appropriately attired (work gloves, sun-hat, rubber boots, layered clothing, rain-gear, etc.), as all 10,000 Trees plantings proceed “Rain or Shine”
      NOTE: If you don’t already have the above knowledge or abilities, then be willing to learn from 10,000 Trees’ training material, hands-on training sessions, and/or experienced Planting Coaches.

  • ​Click here to sign up for the role of Planting Coach