Volunteering

Please join us to make a lasting, visible difference in the well-being & future of Whatcom communities — and the world.
We’d LOVE to have YOU volunteering on our team!

Whatcom Million Trees Project is an all-volunteer nonprofit. Eventually we may transition to a few paid positions, but volunteers will always remain crucial to our success.

Want to join an enthusiastic group of talented volunteers who are passionate about our cause? Whether you have just an hour or two per week available, or seek greater involvement, we’d love to hear from you! We’re flexible about fitting with your other time needs!

Volunteering needed

Below are all of our current volunteering needs:

Planting/Work Party Volunteer

How can you have fun, meet others, enjoy fresh air, and participate hands-on in an important cause — all in a safe manner? Volunteering in one of our outdoor work parties for a few hours to prepare sites and plant trees with us! Learn more

Board of Directors Member

We have a terrific five-person Board but are always keeping an eye out for additional individuals with Board experience and valuable perspectives. Meetings are monthly (except July and December) for 2 hours.

On-Call Photographers

We need a few talented photographers on-call who would enjoy capturing compelling shots of project sites, volunteer work parties, community events, etc.. We’ll use the shots for publications, reports and social media.

Below are remote work-at-home volunteer positions, with Zoom coordination as needed:

event-solid Events Coordinator

During 2021, we had two sold-out benefit shows at the Pickford Film Center for The Hidden Life of Trees. More films and other community events will be coming in 2022. We need someone who enjoys coordinating (mostly by email/phone) all the logistics before and after, such as with film distributors, co-sponsors, etc.

Volunteer Coordinator

You’ll create and monitor postings on volunteer sites. And Zoom periodically with our Executive Director about current priorities. Then Zoom coordinate with individuals from our volunteer/intern list as needed — to encourage and nudge them on their progress.

Project Coordinator

For one or more of our larger tree-planting or protection projects, you’ll coordinate semi-weekly with stakeholders and involved parties. A key position for a good, prompt communicator who enjoys tracking multiple factors and folks. 3-6 hours/week average needed.

Advocacy

We work behind the scenes with other local nonprofits to advocate for ‘legacy’ and old-growth tree protection within Whatcom County. That requires much email writing to policymakers. Love to write potent letters for the trees? This position is for you!

Social Media Contributor

Although we have a social media consultant, her time is very limited. You’d help build our online community — an important need — by supplementing her postings in Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Must be very familiar with one or more of these platforms.

Researcher

We have several ideas not announced yet that need further research to move forward. Plus (soon!) a growing Resources page of apps, books, videos, etc. that will need to stay well-curated and updated. If you have a knack for digging deep online and/or by phone, compiling data, and discovering cool nuggets, this is for you!

Consulting Arborist

Online and/or by phone, we need dependable access to a consulting arborist to help us evaluate the suitability of particular local sites for tree-planting. Must be willing to occasionally visit such sites. Also to give us guidance on monitoring/nurturing the trees we’ve already planted.

Other/General

Have a unique skill that may be valuable for us? Or just would generally like to help in any way occasionally when needed? Terrific!


Note: We also work with student interns from Western Washington University and other nearby campuses. To see our available intern positions, please check the Whatcom Million Trees Project postings in your campus Handshake app. Thanks!

Interested in volunteering for any of the above positions? If yes, please complete the brief volunteering form below. We’ll get in touch promptly. Thanks!

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