Volunteers are your most effective strategy to mobilize and promote the value of urban forests. What motivates people to volunteer: commitment to what they believe in, a desire to improve their community, working with others to achieve a goal, and more.
Understand the value of volunteers for promoting effective community programs. Establish a volunteer program that provides the building blocks for finding the right volunteers, maximizing their impact, and recognizing their contributions. Get the tools to:
- Recruit, retain, and recognize volunteers.
- Establish guiding principles for volunteer involvement.
- Build effective volunteer management practices.
This resource is part of the Community Tree Leadership Forum Core Modules. In partnership with the National Arbor Day Foundation and the USDA Forest Service, the Alliance for Community Trees developed a training program to increase the impact of nonprofits, service groups, volunteer coordinators, and community organizers engaged in urban and community forestry.