Do you enjoy leading, teaching, and motivating others? Are you an experienced Great River Greening volunteer interested in taking on a leadership role at one of our restoration events? Do you care about the environment and want to make a lasting impact? If you answered yes to any of these, then sign up toady to become a Volunteer Supervisor!
Our Volunteer Supervisors tell us it’s tremendously satisfying to help others learn about the environment while making tangible improvements to our urban landscape. Anyone is welcome to become a Supervisor; no previous knowledge or experience is required–we will teach you all you need to know at the Volunteer Supervisors Training!
Who are Volunteer Supervisors?
Great River Greening’s Volunteer Supervisors are the gears of our events. They are the motivators and initiators leading work groups at restoration events. Supervisors provide on-the-job training to work groups consisting of 5-15 restoration volunteers. Work includes, but is not limited to, planting, exotic species removal, and native seed collection propagation. In addition, Volunteer Supervisors lead smaller projects throughout the year and educate community groups on issues related to ecological conservation and restoration.
Event Day Tasks:
On event day each supervisor will be in charge of a work unit of 5-15 volunteers. Their responsibilities include:
- Provide volunteers with information related to the history and mission of Great River Greening.
- Lead orientation of the site and share the significance of the present day’s work.
- Provide volunteers with necessary training to properly perform planting and removal duties.
- Instruct volunteers in safe and proper use of tools and equipment.
- Ensure volunteers in each work unit completes the assigned activity.
- Ensure work is completed in a manner that meets the high-quality standards of Great River Greening.
- Keep our volunteers motivated!
Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively work with people of diverse backgrounds and ages. The ability to motivate volunteers and guide their efforts in a respectful and sincere manner. Previous experience related to ecological restoration and environmental conservation is preferred but not required.
At least one restoration event per year. Restoration events commonly occur on Saturday mornings during the spring and fall.
Completion of the Volunteer Supervisor Training session (2 hrs.) is required. The training will cover:
- Mission and vision of Great River Greening.
- The roles and responsibilities of the Volunteer Supervisor.
- How to effectively lead, educate and manage a small team of diverse volunteers
For more information or to learn how to get involved as a Volunteer Supervisor, contact Katie Brom, our Volunteer Events Manager, at (651) 272-3989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.