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Guest post by Mary Widhelm, Arbor Day Foundation
Spring has sprung and Arbor Day is right around the corner! It’s time to round up your hibernating volunteers, wheel them into the sun, and get ready to plant some trees! But before you do that, take an opportunity to brush off some of those cobwebs from the winter and polish your skills to create compelling tree-related volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org.
We’ve partnered with VolunteerMatch to provide tree-planting organizations the free refresher you need to recruit great volunteers and have an Arbor Day to remember:
Create Compelling Tree Planting Opportunities on VolunteerMatch!
Using common volunteer opportunities from tree-planting organizations we’ll discuss best practices for creating listings on VolunteerMatch that will appeal to the volunteers you’re looking to run your programs. We’ll look at before and after listings, and we’ll discuss how to use Premium Account tools to pre-screen and get to know prospective volunteers before you talk to them. Sample descriptions, custom questions, and useful examples will be provided. This presentation is co-hosted by the Arbor Day Foundation and will include tips and tricks for recruiting volunteers from Alliance for Community Trees members Meredith King with the Sacramento Tree Foundation and Andy Meeks from Friends of Trees.
Date: Wednesday, 3/21
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT
With a mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees, the Arbor Day Foundation is committed to helping connect the right volunteers to your nonprofit. And now as an added benefit for your organization, every volunteer opportunity listed within the “Environment” category on VolunteerMatch.org will also be publicized by the Arbor Day Foundation on their branded volunteer platform, the Arbordaynow.org Volunteer Center, which reaches their 1 million members.
Think about trees this spring as you plan your Earth Day and Arbor Day events. There’s no better time to plant a tree than the present, so join the webinar on Wednesday to learn how to engage the volunteers you need to plant some trees.