September 23, 2021
SOS-UK, in partnership with the Woodland Trust, are relaunching the Students For Trees programme this year and we need a new Students For Trees Council. Students for Trees is a student led network supporting students across the UK to learn about, and take action for, woods and trees, with a focus on helping to fight the climate and nature crises.
Our Students For Trees Council delivers the programme with expertise and support from SOS-UK and the Woodland Trust. This Council brings together students from across the UK to deliver a programme of events, resources and campaigns to engage young people with trees and woodlands, such as learning how to identify trees, organising tree planting days and campaigning for the protection of woodlands.
We are currently recruiting students across all four nations (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) and we would love to hear from you. Being on the Students For Trees Council is an amazing opportunity to develop team building skills, join a network of like-minded students and organise and deliver events, all whilst helping to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis and inspiring others to engage too! Here’s a message from our current Chair, Hazel:
‘Being on the Students For Trees Council has been the most rewarding activity. For 2 years now I have been a part of a great team of young people who are passionate about protecting and planting trees. It’s been amazing to learn more about trees, and through our activities, to have contributed to the planting of hundreds of trees.’
Being a council member will involve the following:
· Online meetings and potential in person meet-upas a Council to plan and deliver our programme of events for the year 2021/2022.
· Typically1 hour per week of your voluntary time(this can be more during busy times like National Tree Week, and less in other weeks).
· Being part of a team at least 10 students, working with our amazing project leaders from SOS-UK, and experts from the Woodland Trust.
· Taking on specific roles on the Council, such as managing social media, community engagement, website maintenance, events organisation, communications and campaigns.
· Helping to organise and promote a fantastic calendar of Woodland Trust events for this year, e.g. workshops for skill building (such as tree ID and tree maintenance),political campaigns, tree planting days and seeding gathering, and networking events with our branches(that’s what we call our supporter groups!).
· You’ll also have the opportunity to organise and develop your own series of events, workshops and webinars together as a Council!
· Taking part in the Big Climate Fight Back
If you’d like to apply to be a member of the Students For Trees Council this year please apply here
If you have any questions, you can email the SOS-UK staff support team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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