Planting Coach

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Do you have a passion for planting?  And do you delight in engaging with and coaching small groups of people to plant trees safely and properly? 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.

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

    • 2 hours from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sat, May 2nd, 2020 to attend the site walk-through, take part in a hot lunch (provided), and attend any desired hands-on training sessions

    • 4 to 8 hours on Sun, May 3rd, 2020 based on needing:

      • ~30 "early bird" Planting Coaches to board the 7:30 a.m. "Planting Coach Special" shuttle bus at the ​Mount Joy GO Station
      • ~70 Planting Coaches to board 8:00 a.m. and later shuttle buses

  • If you don’t have experience planting or coaching, then be willing to learn from 10,000 Trees’ training material, hands-on training workshops, and experienced Planting Coaches

  • Good things to know and be able to do:

    • be able to properly plant trees, shrubs, and wildflowers and coach our 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)

    • be appropriately attired (work gloves, sun-hat, rubber boots, layered clothing, rain-gear, etc.), as all 10,000 Trees plantings proceed “Rain, snow, or shine"