Do you love trees? Do you love to talk? Do you love to talk about trees? This may be the volunteer opportunity for you – get to know fellow Tree Stewards while providing information to the Event goers. Depending on your schedule, you may have time to enjoy the Event after your volunteer shift! Know of another event suitable for the Tree Steward Event Table, find steps to facilitate attendance.

February

Annual Piedmont Landscaping Association Seminar, Charlottesville
Kidvention, Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville

March

Annual Shenandoah Plant Symposium, Waynesboro

April

Lexington Symposium, Lexington
Earth Day, Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville
Historic Garden Week, Charlottesville
Arbor Day, Charlottesville
Native Plant Sale by Virginia Native Plant Society, Ivy Creek Natural Area, Charlottesville

May

Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Tree Sale, Ix Complex, Charlottesville

September

Heritage Harvest Festival, Monticello
Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards Tree Sale, Ix Complex, Charlottesville


Steps to facilitate Tree Steward attendance to an event

Know of an event suitable for the Tree Steward Event Table and want to facilitate Tree Steward attendance to that event? Planning usually occurs a minimum of 4-5 weeks prior to the event. Here are the steps that you should follow:

    1. Contact Event sponsor, ask the following questions, and reserve a space at the Event, if appropriate.
      • Is Charlottesville Area Tree Stewards the right fit for the Event?
      • Is there are fee to participate as a non-profit?
      • Is there a fee for volunteers to enter the Event?
    2. Recruit volunteers
      1. What is the time and date of the Event?
      2. How many shifts and how many volunteers are needed each shift?
      3. Contact Nadine Roddy or Valerie Hung to create an Event Sign up on Track it Forward.
      4. What kind of information are you planning to give out?
    3. Pick up the Suitcase of Information and CATS Banner at Virginia Department of Forestry. Please sign these materials out. These materials should be returned within 7 days.
    4. Need some training on how to set up your Event table? Want to prepare for typical questions from the general public? Contact Sharon Schinstock.