Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this interactive primer for volunteer stewardship activity planning, group dynamics, safety, and volunteer empowerment. Learn how to plan and run a productive volunteer workday for activities such as invasive brush removal and seed collection that inspire volunteers to keep coming back. Discover some methods of bringing volunteers together with social media, mailing lists, and in-person meetings. Gain skills to recruit, retain, and empower volunteers to lead others with community organizing fundamentals.
The self-guided material can be completed wherever you have access to a computer, at your own pace. There will be one live online discussion with the instructor via Zoom web conferencing (see schedule for date and time).
How this Online Class Works:
- To access the class, you will log into Treelearning, the Arboretum’s online learning portal. Instructions for accessing TreeLearning will be sent to registrants just after noon on the day the course begins. You have access to the course for 60 days and can complete the materials anytime.
- Complete the self-paced e-learning modules with reading material, short videos, interactive activities, and quizzes to check your understanding.
- Plan to spend approximately 90 minutes to complete the online materials and to participate in a 2.5 hour live session online using Zoom web conferencing. The online materials do not need to be completed in one sitting.
- All registrants will be able to access live sessions through links in their online course page. Registrants should click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
- New to Zoom? Watch this short video to learn how to join a webinar.