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Volunteering

We would be delighted to welcome you as a volunteer and there are many different ways that you can support our aims and give your time.

1. At home

become a grower with our dispersed tree nursery

2. At Treelink group volunteering opportunities

Tree Nursery, Woodland Management, Engagement Events

3.Working with the trustees

Support us with fundraising, volunteer co-ordination, schools and communities

4. The trustees are volunteers too.

If you are interested in in sharing responsibility and shaping the future of Treelink, please get in touch.

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Meet new people  |  It's good for your health  |  Learn new skills
Use your own skills  |  Join a community  |  Help save the planet

At Home

DISPERSED TREE NURSERY GROWERS

Trees are amazing! If you’d like to be part of our expanding team of home / allotment tree growers all over the Stirling Council area we would be delighted.

  • · Advice given on gathering seeds, germinating and growing on, using root trainers or a corner of your garden, patio or balcony.

  • · When seedlings are big enough to be moved we can take them into the tree nursery or plant them out in their permanent home.

  • · We’ll ask you to label your seedlings so we can identify where the seed came from, your initials and the date planted.

Group Volunteers Opportunities

TREE NURSERY VOLUNTEERS

Join the friendly team of volunteers who meet for two hours once a month on a Saturday morning at the Braehead Community Garden

  • Planting, weeding, watering, labelling, mulching, lifting trees when dormant, and having a tea & cake break are the main tasks.

  • No prior knowledge of tree care needed, just a willingness to be out in the fresh air for a couple of hours learning new skills.

  • It isn’t necessary to commit to attending every month.

TREE-PLANTING & WOODLAND MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS

We have big tree-planting plans for the next few years and will need volunteers with a reasonable level of fitness who can do some digging, planting, staking and fitting tree guards.

  • We also plan to work in partnership with local organisations and landowners to manage and maintain existing woodlands.

  • This could involve removal of invasive non-native plants such as Himalayan Balsam, thinning and cutting back small trees, weeding out excess seedlings such as Sycamore.

  • Events are risk-assessed and led by volunteers trained in Health & Safety and First Aid.

  • Training will be given on the use of any hand tools required.

  • These occasional sessions will normally be at weekends

EVENTS VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers who are enthusiastic about trees, people and the environment are needed to attend occasional promotional events and help to organise activities for those attending.

Recent events have included Stirling’s Open Streets Day, the Bannockburn Bioblitz and Cashel Forest’s Autumn Bash.

We are looking for people who enjoy talking about Treelink’s work and plans; and facilitating simple activities for children and adults as well as noting contact details of potential members. A fun and sociable day out!

Working With Trustees

FUNDRAISING LEAD VOLUNTEER

  • · Organise small-scale fundraising through community activities, raising Treelink’s profile as well as funds.

  • · Talk to businesses about sponsorship benefits including possible volunteer opportunities for their workforce.

  • · Work with Treasurer and Trustees to ensure an ethical fundraising framework is established and maintained.

  • · We’d like an enthusiastic & outgoing person who can create and maintain positive community and business relationships, with an ability to influence and persuade, be creative and entrepreneurial while ensuring that funding is sourced from organisations aligned with Treelink’s values.

FREE TREES FOR BABIES ADMINISTRATOR

  • · Coordinating publicity, monitoring and replying to email queries

  • · Ordering trees, stakes, mulch mats etc

  • · Planning and delivering distribution days

  • · Liaison with sponsor company

  • · Strong planning, organisational & record-keeping skills

  • · Liaison with Communication lead for designing publicity materials; using networks to market the project widely.

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

  • · As Treelink Stirling grows over the next year or two, we will need a Volunteer Coordinator.

  • · The post is likely to involve advertising for and recruitment of volunteers; assessing volunteer skills and training needs.

  • · We’ll need a confident & positive person, willing to learn and comfortable working with a team of volunteers.

  • · Able to find the right niche for prospective volunteers in line with their interests & Treelink’s organisational needs; able to liaise, mediate and problem-solve.

  • · If this may appeal to you, please let us know so we can keep in touch.

FINANCE & ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS

  • If you are interested in TreeLink’s work but practical outdoor work is not for you at the moment, please let us know if you have other skills which you would be willing to share with us for a few hours a month.

  • At the moment Treasurer, Secretary, Communications and other important roles are carried out by Trustees, but if our organisation grows as we would like it to we will need others to help with these tasks.

  • Financial and administrative expertise underpins the smooth running of any organisation – please get in touch if your skills include these.

COMMUNITY LIAISON VOLUNTEERS

  • · Treelink Trustees are exploring ideas for community groups to become involved in growing trees from seed and looking after the young trees until they are ready for permanent planting.

  • · These plans are at an early stage of development, but it could be a fun and very interesting project for volunteers with an interest in community development / working with children and young people.

  • · Good organisational, communication and record-keeping skills will be needed as well as the ability to enthuse people and sell the idea. Volunteers might be asked to obtain a PVG check for this work.

  • · Please keep in touch if this is something you may be interested in.

Become A Trustee

  • TreeLink Trustees are all volunteers sharing varied skills and an abundance of enthusiasm, connected by a love of trees and an understanding that community engagement and empowerment is key to achieving our goals and fighting climate change.  If you feel you have something to offer TreeLink Stirling and would like to shape our future please get in touch.

Volunteering with Treelink

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.

 

Volunteering with TreeLink has personal benefits as well as working towards improving the environment. Working with us you will learn new skills, improve your sense of purpose and well-being and have an opportunity to give back to your community.


Trees are our passion and we invite you to join us as we work towards our goals.
 
Please complete the short form below to register as a volunteer or email us for further information.
 
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We look forward to working with you!
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