Become a Trees for Survival Volunteer

Volunteers can act at a number of levels in the Trees for Survival (TfS) programme.

A volunteer TfS Field Worker can assist by:

  • Visiting the allocated school to ensure the Plant Growing Unit (PGU) or Shade House is functioning effectively.
  • Providing support to the school TfS Teacher for pricking out or potting on sessions or as required.
  • Attending planting days.
  • Coordinating seedling or supplies delivery to the school.
  • Assist with the February survey, by recording the number of plants available from each school for planting in the upcoming season.
  • Act as liaison between the TfS Teacher and other partners in the TfS programme.

A School Sponsor (e.g. a Rotary Club, Care Group or local business) can provide volunteer personnel as agreed with the TfS Teacher by providing

  • Support to the school TfS Teacher for pricking out or potting on sessions or as required.
  • Volunteers to assist on planting days.

If you wish to become a TfS Volunteer please contact the National Manager in the first instance. There is a procedure to follow with the school so that a TfS Volunteer can work as a TfS Field Worker.

Schools frequently require parent or grand parent help either to implement the pricking out and potting on programme at the school or to help supervise students on planting days. Contact your school TfS Teacher if you want to help.