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Friday, May 13, 2016

Call for Volunteers for the 2016 Summer Street Tree Project

The Street Tree Project is looking for summer volunteers to help with door-to-door canvassing to promote green space in Hamilton!

The Project
The OPIRG Street Tree Project aims to plant trees in areas of the city with poor air quality and minimal urban canopy. The city offers free trees to be planted on any property, but many people are unaware of this initiative. Now in its fourth year, the Street Tree Project uses door-to-door canvassing, events, and social media presence to encourage people to make requests for trees to be planted on their property.

This year, we will be focusing on the Landsdale, Gibson, and Stipley neighbourhoods of Hamilton. The project will last from mid May to early July.

Volunteer Responsibilities
  • Training: all volunteers must attend a training session prior to beginning any work.
  • Canvassing: volunteers will go door to door encouraging residents to place requests for trees on their property. Volunteers will be thoroughly trained and can expect to canvas in pairs.
  • Community events: volunteers are encouraged to join as at community events to raise awareness about the project.
  • Social media: there may be opportunities for volunteers to contribute to the project blog. 

There is no minimum time commitment for volunteers, but you are encouraged to come out as often as possible.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or if you have any questions, please contact Hannah Walters-Vida at streettrees@opirgmcmaster.org.

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