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ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public. All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
Track addresses/area canvassed
Time Commitment

1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
On an as needed basis during other seasons
Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
Comfortable interacting with home owners
Other Requirements

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to walk for 1-2 hours
Able to keep track of houses visited
Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public. All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
Track addresses/area canvassed
Time Commitment

1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
On an as needed basis during other seasons
Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
Comfortable interacting with home owners
Other Requirements

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to walk for 1-2 hours
Able to keep track of houses visited
Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

ReForest London Advance Notice Delivery

Advance Notice Delivery is an important part of the Neighbourhood ReLeaf Program. It focuses on distributing promotional material for our programs across the city. Advance notice distributors are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to distribute advance notices to homeowner mailboxes before the event.

Responsibilities

  • Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
  • Track addresses/area canvassed

Time Commitment

  • 2 hours per shift

Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners
  • Good sense of direction

Other Requirements

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to walk for 1-2 hours
  • Able to keep track of houses visited

LEN Members Only – Volunteer Recruitment Workshop

Have you ever wanted to know how to attract lots of amazing volunteers to help you with your work? Come find out how at this 2 hour workshop on volunteer recruitment.

Lead by Skylar Franke, Network Coordinator at the London Environmental Network. Skylar started recruiting volunteers through her volunteer work at Food Not Lawns. Skylar then recruited and managed volunteers for ReForest London for 2.5 years in two different capacities. By then end of her work, she had recruited over 250 volunteers in one year to help plant or give away over 4,000 trees to Londoners.

This two hour workshop will feature a 20 minute presentation, then 1.5 hours on how to setup SignUp.com accounts, create slick and easy social media posts and posters and how to book and present volunteer recruitment presentations. This workshop will not cover how to track or manage volunteers.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Topics include:

  • event and volunteer role promotions
  • how to get volunteers to sign up
  • how to offer orientation/training seminars
  • how create a volunteer recruitment presentation
  • a little bit about types of volunteers and how to recruit differently (ex. 1 day pop volunteers vs. long term office volunteers)

What to bring:

  • if possible: a laptop and power cord – we will actually be working on aspects of volunteer recruitment in the session
  • notepad and pen

Food: There will be snacks and beverages available for workshop participants.

Time:

  • 6:30-7:00pm – network and snacks
  • 7:00-9:00pm – workshop

Contact Skylar to sign up – Only for LEN Member Organization members.

ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public. All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
Track addresses/area canvassed
Time Commitment

1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
On an as needed basis during other seasons
Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
Comfortable interacting with home owners
Other Requirements

Enjoys being outdoors and walking
Able to walk for 1-2 hours
Able to keep track of houses visited
Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

ReForest London Advance Notice Delivery

Advance Notice Delivery is an important part of the Neighbourhood ReLeaf Program. It focuses on distributing promotional material for our programs across the city. Advance notice distributors are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to distribute advance notices to homeowner mailboxes before the event.

Responsibilities

  • Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
  • Track addresses/area canvassed

Time Commitment

  • 2 hours per shift

Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners
  • Good sense of direction

Other Requirements

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to walk for 1-2 hours
  • Able to keep track of houses visited

Forest Festival

ReForest London is excited to invite you to our first ever Forest Festival in Harris Park on Saturday, August 19th! From 11 am to 3 pm, this family-oriented event is all about celebrating trees, forests, and our identity as the Forest City! A BBQ picnic from Growing Chefs will be offered by donation to the first 500 attendees, where every dish includes an ingredient grown from a tree!

We are partnering with local organizations to provide a fun-filled day of interactive activities for all ages.

Activities include:

·         A massive free tree giveaway

·         A bird show by the Canadian Raptor Conservancy

·         The Hood Archery

·         A giant interactive art piece from the London Arts Council that will be filmed by a drone!

·         A fire truck

·         Educational tree hikes

·         Local businesses, artisans and musicians

·         Environmental organizations

This is sure to be a huge and exciting event, so mark your calendars! It will be a tree-rrific time for all!

  • Date: Saturday August 19th
  • Time: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Location: Harris Park

 

Want to have a booth? We still have space for a few more tree-related businesses and organizations. If you are interested, email Kelsey Nicholls, Festival Coordinator at Kelsey@reforestlondon.ca.

Want to volunteer at the event? Click here to help with set-up or take-down, or contactvolunteer@reforestlondon.ca for more information.

ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public.  All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

  • Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
  • Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
  • Track addresses/area canvassed

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
  • On an as needed basis during other seasons

Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners

Other Requirements

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to walk for 1-2 hours
  • Able to keep track of houses visited
  • Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

ReForest London Neighbourhood Canvassing

Canvassers are volunteers that distribute promotional material for our programs across the city. Canvassers are primarily needed for our Tree Blitz program, to pre-canvas the targeted neighbourhood 1-2 weeks before the event.

This position provides valuable experience for Environmental Studies, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations and Communications students or anyone with a passion for trees or speaking to the public.  All canvassers will receive a nifty ReForest London t-shirt, hat and button once they commit to two 2-hour canvassing events, usually held on weeknights from 6-8pm.

Responsibilities

  • Distribute promotional materials to targeted neighbourhoods or addresses
  • Canvass home owners in a specified area to offer them trees
  • Track addresses/area canvassed

Time Commitment

  • 1-2 hours per shift during the Spring and Fall for Tree Blitzes
  • On an as needed basis during other seasons

Training
No training required. Instructions will be given at the beginning of each shift.

Experience
No previous experience required.

Skills

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to distribute materials while keeping track of areas visited
  • Comfortable interacting with home owners

Other Requirements

  • Enjoys being outdoors and walking
  • Able to walk for 1-2 hours
  • Able to keep track of houses visited
  • Knowledge of tree species an asset but not required

Seeking Steering Committee Members

 

What does the Steering Committee do?

The Steering Committee establishes and oversees policy and direction of the London Environmental Network, and it assists with the leadership, organizational development and sustainability of the Network.

Who makes up the LEN Steering Committee?

The London Environmental Network is made up of a combination of representatives of LEN organizations and the community at large. We aim to have a highly-skilled and knowledgeable leadership team that will both represent the membership of LEN and the diversity of our community to provide a strong foundation for the stability and growth of the network which exists to serve the environmental nonprofit sector in London.

What’s in it for you?

  • the opportunity to have an impact on building a healthy and sustainable city
  • the opportunity to use your strengths and skills to help cultivate a strong, cohesive and empowered non-profit environmental sector
  • the opportunity to gain project management, leadership, collaboration and program development skills
  • the opportunity to mentor and be mentored by community minded professionals and environmental leaders
  • the opportunity to enhance your knowledge of the environmental issues that impact all of us locally, provincially, nationally and globally
  • the opportunity to develop relationships with a wide variety of dynamic concerned citizens
  • the opportunity to experience a sense of accomplishment, contribution and connection to the community
  • oh, and we like to have fun while we do all of these amazing things

Are you experienced and do you have the time?

We are seeking strong leaders with a broad range of strengths, skills and experience who are committed to the role of a strong, cohesive and environmental non-profit community in building a healthy and sustainable community.

The long-term goal is for LEN to become incorporated, and that the Steering Committee would transition into a Board of Directors. It’s an exciting time to get involved!

Specifically, we are seeking individuals who have experience and skills in:

  • Communications & Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • Governance
  • Program growth and development
  • Program Evaluation
  • Employee/volunteer engagement
  • Networking and Collaboration

We believe diversity is valuable and strive to involve representatives that reflects our community.

LEN’s Role

Mission and Goals

Our Mission (What we do)

The London Environmental Network (LEN) connects over 35 local non-profits and community groups working with an environmental focus.

We work to build strong, resilient organizations so they can be more effective at creating positive environmental change over the long term. The London Environmental Network also acts as a doorway into the environmental non-profit sector so Londoners can more easily learn about environmental efforts in our city and how to get involved.

Our Vision (Why we do it)

We believe that by cultivating a strong, cohesive and empowered environmental non-profit community, we will engage more Londoners in growing a healthy, sustainable city.

Our Goals (How we do it)

  • Facilitate collaboration between environmental organizations
  • Provide training and shared resources to make groups stronger and more effective
  • Empower member organizations to communicate their stories better and become more effective at making change
  • Be a central source for Londoners to learn about environmental groups, events and activities
  • Recruit volunteers and supporters for member organizations

Major responsibilities:

  • Provide high level oversight to the implementation of the LEN strategic plan including monitoring of goals and approving adjustments when necessary
  • Ensure that Network is accountable to funding sources in terms of deliverables
    and reporting
  • Act as an ambassador of LEN communicating its purpose and successes to the community and identifying opportunities for partnerships and collaboration
  • Drive resources (funding, people, opportunities) toward the Network
  • Create and participate in ad hoc and sub-committees to address specific or ongoing Network
  • Engage in succession planning for the London Environmental N

Meetings:

  • Steering Committee meetings occur monthly (convenient dates determined as a group)
  • Ad hoc and sub-committees meet as needed for their work

Composition of Steering Committee:

  • Thames Talbot Land Trust Executive Director
  • ReForest London Executive Director
  • Director, Environmental Programs & Solid Waste, City of London
  • 4 representatives from LEN Member groups
  • 4 additional community members with appropriate experience and fit

Expectations:

Steering Committee members are expected to be active participants in the London Environmental Network’s governance, activities, and support, committing to a minimum of 4 hours a month. This can be demonstrated through the following:

  • Participating in at least 75% of the Steering Committee meetings each
  • Serving on at least one ad hoc or sub-committee of the Steering Committee.
  • Participating as a London Environmental Network representative in at least one public event per
  • Working collaboratively and respectfully with other Steering Committee
  • Communicating and promoting the London Environmental Network’s mission and Member organizations in the London community and public
  • Communicating and promoting to LEN Member organizations the value of membership both for individual groups and for the whole sector
  • Being alert to opportunities, funding and people that can benefit the London Environmental Network over the long term
  • Becoming familiar with the London Environmental Network’s finances, budget, and financial/resource needs.

Length of term: Steering Committee (SC) members serve 2-year terms, and may serve up to two consecutive 2-year terms. After a one-year break in service, former SC members become eligible to serve up to two additional 2-year terms.

Apply Online Now!

Application cut-off is June 5th 2017. New members will be presented to the public on June 14th 2017.