10 GIFs to Sum Up Why You Should Volunteer MORE!

By now, we know that climate change is causing more frequent extreme weather events. Let’s face it: it’s no fun living in a city where our forecast is either drought or flood. It’s only the first week of the new year and El Niño has come in strong with a week of rain reminding us that this is real.

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This year, make it your resolution to become a TreePeople Restoration Supervisor or Volunteer Supervisor and help make Los Angeles a more green and resilient place to live.

Need more reasons? Here are a few incentives!

Free stuff!

Being a Supervisor is a badge of honor. So, when you complete your Restoration or Volunteer Supervisor training you’ll get an official TreePeople name badge and limited edition t-shirt to sport at our events!


Trees need you!

Now, more than ever, trees across Los Angeles need our help.  Newly planted trees are vulnerable for up to five years— but our ongoing drought threatens them and the  health of mature trees. On the bright side, trees planted and cared for by TreePeople have an above average survival rate thanks to the leadership and enthusiasm of our volunteer community!

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Gain valuable leadership experience!

Each year TreePeople engages thousands of volunteers, but we couldn’t do it without the support of our Supervisors who help manage our events. At the Supervisor Training you learn volunteer management, conflict resolution, and techniques on teaching volunteers tree care and planting.



Learning is fun!

Our Supervisors are trained about our local ecology, native tree and plant species and steps to proper tree care.  Ever need to impress a date or break the ice at a party? Imagine all the knowledge you’ll have to share!

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Help Angelenos have fun!

Last year, TreePeople engaged over 4,500 volunteers at 200 different forestry events! As a Volunteer Supervisor, you support our volunteers by teaching them new skills, leading them through the day’s activities and encouraging them all along the way along. What an amazing role!

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Make new friends!

Volunteering with TreePeople is a great way to find people like you, who care about the environment and want to give back. By becoming a Supervisor you will build friendships  that last a lifetime!


Experience with TreePeople looks GREAT on a resume or college application!

Leadership shows that your passion goes above and beyond the typical call of duty, and that you have valuable skills to help an organization achieve its goals. (Tip: we’re always happy to write letters of recommendation for our star volunteers!)

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Give back to your community!

TreePeople empowers communities to care for trees that we all  rely on to shade us on a hot day, clean the air we breathe and also to protect us against flooding. It’s always a treat to walk down a street and enjoy the shade of a tree you planted and care for, right?


It’s time to act on climate change!

Turning the tide on climate change is going to take a team effort! Trees remove and store carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen for us to breathe! Last year TreePeople  planted over 5,800 trees and cared for 6,350 more. An ample team of Supervisors enables us to plant and care for more trees.


What are you waiting for? Sign up now! Visit TreePeople’s Events Calendar to sign up for the next training OR click here to learn more about our Supervisor programs.


Erika Abdelatif is TreePeople’s Social Media and Digital Content Manager. When she isn't creating a climate-resilient LA via the Facebook, she's probably writing in a coffee shop, infesting the internet with memes, or watching an open mic.