Jobs & Internships

Jobs & Internships

Turn your passion for the environment into a career!

For more than 40 years, we have planted trees, strengthened communities, educated children and worked with local agencies to solve the environmental challenges that threaten LA.

Jobs

If you share our vision for a green city, consider applying for a job with us. The rewards are plentiful: competitive pay and benefits, a beautiful work setting, and the deep satisfaction of knowing you’re making a difference.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that mobilizes individuals, families, communities, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by providing education on the benefits of planting trees, and capturing the rainwater greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains.

We are seeking an Accounts Payable & Receivable Specialist who is a team player and familiar with the non-profit industry to join our Finance team. This position will be responsible for supporting the department by performing day-to-day and month-to-month accounting functions and performs full cycle accounts receivable duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Process accounts payable and accounts receivable information in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Review and post adjustments to AP.
  • Ensure remitting vendor payments in line with our contract terms.
  • Deposit and record check receipts and credit card payments.
  • Manage, process and code all donations received.
  • Assist team with day-to-day functions.
  • Ensure accurate coding of data into subsidiary systems. · Ensure timely and accurate recording and documentation of credit card purchases.
  • Assist in the processing of standard routine journal entries.
  • Assist in updating standard routine financial supporting schedules.
  • Manage department records (paper and electronic files).
  • Research and resolve vendor discrepancies.
  • Maintain W-9 files and process all 1099 documents.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Associates Degree in Accounting or higher.
  • 2+ years of accounting work experience in a nonprofit environment preferred.
  • Proficient in using QuickBooks, Bill.com, SAGE, and MS Office (Excel) utilizing complex spreadsheets.
  • General knowledge of US GAAP, accounting policies, procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a detail-oriented problem solver.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Adherence to deadlines while communicating and coordinating with Leadership and Vendors.
  • Flexible and fast learner.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. We inspire, engage, and support the community to increase the urban tree canopy and address climate threats and environmental justice in Los Angeles and across the region.

We are seeking a Community Forestry Associate to join our Community Forestry team.   This program engages, inspires, and supports residents to take environmental action in their communities. This position will support the Urban Forestry Team tree planting and maintenance efforts within communities within the Los Angeles area. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support organizing community planting and tree care events with local volunteers.
  • Plant 15-gallon street trees and driving a truck/water tank to water those trees on a regular basis.
  • Assist with community workshops and volunteer-led events, attend site visits, and help manage and maintain TreePeople’s tool inventory.
  • Maintain communication with community volunteers to carry out necessary tree care until the community is self-sustaining in the stewardship of their trees.
  • Gather, monitor and track data of tree plantings through GPS and site maps to comply with funding reporting and to ensure successful implementation of tree maintenance plans.
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership and volunteer events as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills. 
  • Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Literate and interested in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency is highly desired.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Requires frequent heavy lifting over 25 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.
  • Knowledge of or resides in one of the following communities: Huntington Park, Cudahy, South Gate, Lynwood, Watts or in surrounding cities is strongly desired.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is one of the largest environmental movement nonprofit organizations, headquartered in Southern California. We have inspired, engaged, and supported more than 3 million people to take action for our environment by planting and caring for trees in forests, mountains, parks, and our neighborhoods. TreePeople is a well-known and respected environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools and providing fun environmental educational activities.

TreePeople is seeking to hire a Forest Health Community Organizer to share education and information with community members across the Angeles National Forest’s surrounding communities (Green Valley, Wrightwood, Bouquet Canyon, Lakes Communities, Acton, Agua Dulce and Santa Clarita) to combat the Goldspotted Oak Borer (GSOB). This position is responsible for making lasting connections with and between community members, community-based organizations, public agencies, churches, schools, parent centers, businesses and other key stakeholders in support of forest health and TreePeople’s mission to inspire, engage and support the community to take environmental action.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Create and implement a comprehensive community outreach and education plan for lasting behavior change in people across the region in an effort to reduce the spread of GSOB and other pests to improve our forests health.
  • Assist in the development of educational materials for the communities in GSOB satellite infestation areas related to wildland forest health and pests that are based on the latest research being conducted related to forest health and current GSOB activity.
  • Work within satellite communities to provide training and workshops to disseminate information from the toolkit focused on GSOB.
  • Partner with trusted local organizations in the communities to ensure authentic community engagement and participation. This will include partnerships with local fire safe councils.
  • Help to disseminate a forest health awareness campaign with TreePeople’s marketing communications team. This campaign will be aimed towards the general public in an effort to communicate the role everyone plays in maintaining wildland forest health and stopping the spread of pests, like GSOB.
  • Lead community outreach efforts, recruiting a diverse group of stakeholders that includes but is not limited to residents, community-based organizations, faith-based groups, youth groups, parent centers, neighborhood associations, schools, advocacy groups, businesses, public agencies (particularly the US Forest Service) and public officials.
  • Serve as a community liaison by participating and representing TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership, volunteer events, etc.
  • Network and cultivate relationships with current and new community stakeholders.
  • Identify key community stakeholders in the project area(s) to leverage TreePeople’s work and establish and maintain relationships in the community.
  • Integrate into or build coalitions, coordinate activities with coalition partners and recruit coalition members; coordinate the content and logistics for public events and large-scale mobilizations; and connect organizing work with research, public policy, and communications designated campaigns.
  • Support TreePeople’s teams by participating in event preparation and volunteer events, including on weekends and some evenings.
  • Participate in TreePeople team activities.

PROFESSIONAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Community-oriented individual who is effective at mobilizing and understands the needs of the forestry health issues, particularly combating GSOB in California.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Experienced project management skills and organizing strategy.
  • Inspiring public speaking and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly-organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • Literate and passionate about local climate resilience and environmental issues.
  • Driver’s license and proof of insurance required.
  • Able to push, pull, lift, and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Able to work outside for hours at a time at tree planting and care events, which includes physically digging holes, lifting equipment and planting trees, among other activities.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that mobilizes individuals, families, communities, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by providing education on the benefits of planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. 

We are seeking a Grant Accountant to assist the Finance department.  The ideal candidate is a team player and is familiar with the non-profit grant/program funding process. This position will be responsible for tracking and reporting actual vs. budget, reviewing and monitoring grant transactions to ensure compliance and invoicing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs general accounting activities, including reconciliations, assisting the Accounting Manager during audit, journal entries, month end close, AR and AP.
  • Prepare grant reports, and backup documentation, monitor grant expenditures and work with program staff on maximizing grant use.
  • Maintain reports for the grant billing process and prepare grant and contract invoices on a timely basis.
  • Monitor budget modification timelines and assists in the preparation of budget modifications and submissions to funders as necessary
  • Communicate with fiscal contacts at funding sources for information needed and problem resolution.
  • Follow up on collection of grants receivable as needed.
  • Maintain grant information for funder and participate in audits and reviews by funding agencies as required. Prepare schedules as requested for annual audit.
  • Maintain balance sheet detail and reconciliations for grants receivable and grants revenue on an ongoing basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 3+ years of accounting work experience in a nonprofit or government environment preferred.
  • Proficient in using QuickBooks, Bill.com, SAGE and MS Office (Excel).
  • General knowledge of US GAAP, accounting policies, procedures.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a detail-oriented problem solver.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Adherence to deadlines while communicating and coordinating with Leadership and Vendors.
  • Receptive to department changes and a fast learner.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that mobilizes individuals, families, communities, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by providing education on the benefits of planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure region at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains.

We are seeking a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to join our team. This position will support the Marketing and Communications Department in identifying areas of improvement to increase brand awareness, growing our social media presence, and engaging with our active community online and in person. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with multiple social media channels and will have an appetite to learn and share knowledge about environmental science online and in person.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Curate and directly engage in managing TreePeople’s social media community across several platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Identify and engage in online trends and trending conversations.
  • Work with the Marketing and Social Media Manager to generate and schedule/post content.
  • Attend and document events for Treepeople’s blog and social media content.
  • Manage hyperlocal press/media database and outreach.
  • Attend TreePeople’s community and fundraising events as needed.
  • Manage TreePeople’s blog and create SEO optimized content on key topics related to the organization’s brand.
  • Create detailed reporting of key performance metrics and social media analytics across various platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Prior brand, marketing and social media experience in internships and/or volunteer roles required.
  • Highly-organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: listening, negotiating, public speaking, and writing.
  • Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of the current social media landscape and conversations around the environment on platforms such as Instagram, TikTok and Facebook required.

Proof of COVID-10 vaccination will be required upon hire.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit organization that mobilizes individuals, families, communities, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by providing education on the benefits of planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools, and providing fun environmental educational activities. TreePeople is also dedicated to preserving the natural and cultural resources of Southern California through habitat restoration, land acquisition and conservation easements through the TreePeople Land Trust.

We are seeking a Native Garden Kit Program Manager to join our team. This position will develop and manage the newly-formed Native Garden Kit program, which will provide the public with an accessible, well-informed opportunity to convert from water-intensive non-native landscaping to native scaping within the Los Angeles area. This program will help residents reduce water usage, increase biodiversity, and support native plant nurseries across Southern California. This will include partnership development with local water districts, public agencies, and nurseries to leverage resources such as rebates, plant material, and communications.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and manage the Native Garden Kit program through its pilot and early implementation phases.
  • Manage the online point of sales (POS) system and program-specific webpage to guide interested community members toward the programs.
  • Support integration of the Native Garden Kit program with the Dashboard Earth team and app.
  • Develop and manage relationships with native nurseries.
  • Coordinate sales, marketing, reporting, and native plant pick-up events associated with program implementation.
  • Oversee program finances with regular reporting to project funders.
  • Maintain communication with TreePeople’s Marketing and Communications team to ensure the program is promoted across organizational channels.
  • Develop relationships with water districts, public agencies, and local governments to join the California Native Garden Kit program
  • Participate and represent TreePeople at meetings, fundraising, marketing, membership, and volunteer events as needed.
  • Pick up plants as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Business acumen and experience.
  • Experienced project management skills.
  • Strong leadership, team-building, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive, and a quick learner.
  • Knowledge/interest in CA native plants.
  • Spanish fluency is preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  • Requires heavy lifting over 25 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces, and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
  • Available to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.

JOIN THE TREEPEOPLE TEAM, APPLY AT:

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to inspire, engage and support people to take personal responsibility for the urban environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable, and to share the process as a model for the world. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California. Sustained by a staff of educators, foresters, organizers, expert practitioners, and administrators as well as thousands of trained Community Foresters, TreePeople has and will continue to play a leading role in mobilizing people, private businesses, and public agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change.

TreePeople is currently seeking a highly motivated Policy and Research Communications Coordinator. This individual will coordinate, manage, and support the Los Angeles Urban Soil Collaborative: Soil Connects Us All Project. This position will also assist with other research and policy initiatives, including, school greening, environmental education, and community organizing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and assist with the Los Angeles Urban Soil Collaborative: Soil Connects Us All project.
  • Manage projects in the areas of urban forestry, urban soils, extreme heat, school greening, community organizing, and climate resilience.
  • Develop work plans and coordinate internal and external teams.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate events, workshops, webinars, meetings, and calls.
  • Assist with partners on demonstration projects under the soil initiative.
  • Conduct outreach and build and maintain relationships and partnerships with key policy-makers, stakeholders, and partners in governmental, non-governmental, academic, and community groups.
  • Coordinate all implementation phases of projects, including conducting research (e.g. literature review), performing data analysis, and writing reports from initiation to completion.
  • Perform project management, including scoping, budgeting, planning, communications, directing subcontractors or volunteers, reporting, and invoicing.
  • Work on public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Assist with other strategic communications initiatives that involve school greening, environmental education, and community organizing.
  • Support TreePeople’s social media community across several platforms including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • Work with colleagues to generate, schedule, and post high quality engaging content highlighting community organizing and policy and research work.
  • Attend and document community events for TreePeople’s social media content.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • A master’s degree in an applied field such as urban planning, urban forestry, urban ecology, environmental science, public policy, public health or a related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in program development, project management, strategic communications, or community organizing.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute projects, from concept to completion.
  • Considerable experience in environmental public policy, advocacy, communications, and community organizing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of urban forestry, urban soils, urban planning, community organizing, and approaches to build climate resilience in an urban setting.
  • Knowledge of local and regional government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; exceptional critical thinking capabilities.
  • Ability to work in teams as well as independently, and to adapt in a dynamic, rapidly evolving field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate scientific and technical ideas or findings clearly with diverse stakeholders using simple, commonly accepted language.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, including efficient handling of deadlines and an ability to respond to quick-turnaround projects while producing high-quality results.
  • Comfortable making presentations and presenting information in a compelling, informative, and persuasive fashion.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to handle challenging situations with tact and sensitivity.
  • Intermediate to advanced experience with producing deliverables with Microsoft Office 365 programs including SharePoint, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as, Google Suite.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

TreePeople is one of the largest environmental movement headquartered in Southern California. We have inspired, engaged, and supported more than 3 million people to take action for our environment by planting and caring for trees in forests, mountains, parks, and our neighborhoods. TreePeople is a well-known and respected environmental nonprofit organization that is mobilizing people, business, philanthropists, and public agencies to work together to create green, resilient communities by planting trees, capturing the rainwater, greening schools and providing fun environmental educational activities.

Center to our mission is education for learners of all ages. TreePeople takes complex environmental topics and leads with fun, creativity and inclusivity as we connect millions to trees, plants, water, air and soil. The Natural Connections programs will connect thousands of community members and young people from underserved communities to the beauty, wonder and awe of our natural world. The program centers on green spaces within communities and also farther away natural open space lands. The program centers awe inspiring activities and hands on learning while also centering cultural relevance and connecting to issues that our communities care most about.

We seek an energetic, passionate, highly-organized Senior Manager of Outdoor Access to grow our outdoor access programming through our flagship Natural Connections program. This role will be a key part of TreePeople’s environmental education team by partnering with the Director of Education and Community and the Senior Manager of Generation Earth to develop new strategies, seek out new funding opportunities, and support and grow current programs. This position will oversee five programs under outdoor access: Eco-tour program and four Natural Connections programs in Huntington Park, San Fernando, South Bay and Compton.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Manage and support the environmental education (EE) team to execute the vision, goals and deliverables of our current outdoor access programs.
  • Develop innovative, creative and inspiring educational programming that ties directly to the communities we serve.
  • Develop community relationships to foster activities and experiences that relate to the different programs.
  • Build and implement a strong outreach plan to reach as many schools and community members centered in our targeted programming regions.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Community to develop strategic objectives that are centered around growing TreePeople’s outdoor access program work.
  • Build partnerships that strengthen TreePeople’s goals and map to targeted regions identified.
  • Work with the Director of Education and Organizing to identify funding sources for the department and actively fundraise via cultivation of donors, grant writing, etc.
  • Assist with updating our programs and toolkits to inspire and engage people while also aligning to relevant education standards.
  • Assist with assessing our programs to ensure they intentionally integrate equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Create reports and communicate with our funders on various deliverables that are being met via our grants.
  • Attend high-level meetings with the Director of Education and Organizing that help to advance the goals of the outdoor access program work and TreePeople as a whole.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

DESIRED SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience developing educational programs that are innovative and creative.
  • Recent, proven experience working with schools and community members, ideally on environmental projects.
  • Community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community.
  • Possess an understanding of equity, inclusion and cultural relevancy.
  • Commitment to improving the environment through education. Some background in educational theory and methodology. Some background in the Next Generation Science Standards is a plus.
  • An understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including the impacts of urban development and green solutions.
  • The ability and willingness to visit school sites across L.A. County and communicate with school district personnel, administrators, educators, and youth via telephone, email and fax.
  • Proven project management skills such as accountability, time management, prioritizing tasks, and meeting high-pressure deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a team.
  • Experience with fundraising and writing grants.
  • Must be able to work well both independently and on a team.
  • Strong communication skills that include professional writing, public speaking, and intra-personal communication.
  • High computer literacy, including familiarity with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and other internet-based programs.
  • Spanish fluency is a plus.
  • Valid California Driver License and reliable transportation is mandatory.
  • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing (mostly as a presenter), walking, driving, as well as the ability to lift 15 pounds.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Are you passionate about the environment?

Do you like working outdoors?

Do you want to learn about the environment and make a positive change?

Are you pursuing an education or a career in the environment field?

Then we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are seeking individuals to join the AmeriCorps program and work with TreePeople staff to restore forests and grow greener, shadier communities throughout Los Angeles County.

Full-time and part-time positions available starting September 27, 2022 for up to 11 months of service.

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit whose mission is to engage, inspire and support people to take personal responsibility for the environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable, and to share the process as a model for the world. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California.  Sustained by a staff of educators, organizers and foresters as well as thousands of trained volunteers, TreePeople plays a leading role in mobilizing communities to work together to achieve climate resilience. Over the past four decades, TreePeople has engaged more than 3 million people in planting and caring for more than 3 million trees.

AmeriCorps members who join TreePeople will have opportunities to support urban tree planting and care projects throughout Los Angeles County as well as wildfire prevention and forest restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains focused on invasive species removal and reintroduction of native trees and plants.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plant and care for 15-gallon street trees.
  • Plant and care for native plants and tree seedlings in wildland areas.
  • Remove invasive species and flash fuels from wildland areas.
  • Maintain positive communication with community members to encourage ongoing tree care by residents.
  • Organize, manage and facilitate restoration, planting and care events, and monitor the progress at restoration sites.
  • Support the participation of volunteers in urban tree planting and care events as well as forest restoration events.
  • Support TreePeople’s nursery by participating in seed collection and treatment as well as propagation related activity as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

TreePeople seeks AmeriCorps members that are interested in the environment, urban greening, forestry, climate resilience, and environmental justice. TreePeople would love for AmeriCorps members to be from and of the communities we aim to serve. Additionally, the following characteristics provide insight into qualifications for this position:

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Must have a GED or a high school diploma.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Those with an Authorization to work in the U.S. or DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time.
  4. Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  5. Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  6. Interest in climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  7. Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  8. Must follow safe work practices.
  9. Requires heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces.
  10. Ability to perform physical labor, including moving trees and loading and unloading heavy tools onto trucks, and the ability to hike off-trail on mountainsides.
  11. Have served less than 3 terms in an AmeriCorps State or National program.
  12. Available to work 7.5 hour per day full-time or part-time schedule (Tuesday-Saturday) beginning September 27, 2022.

LIVING ALLOWANCE:

AmeriCorps members will be provided a living allowance for their service of up to $872 per two weeks of service, totaling up to $20,930 for the 11-month full-service term. The living allowance is subject to income tax withholding. Please note the living allowance payment is a flat amount based on the member’s total hour commitment, not the number of hours served in each two-week period, and will be prorated based upon the member’s start date. Payment will cease when the member’s service ends, which will be no later than August 25, 2023. Receiving the full living allowance is contingent on participation in the full program.

BENEFITS:

AmeriCorps members will be eligible for health insurance provided by TreePeople.

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps service term and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive an education award totaling up to $10,000 for the full 11-month term of service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans, student loan forbearance, interest payments, and/or to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs. AmeriCorp members may be eligible for student loan forbearance for qualified student loans during their term of service.

Additionally, full-time members may be eligible for childcare assistance. If eligible, a Childcare Allowance will be provided by the official AmeriCorps Child Care provider (GAP Solutions Inc.) directly to the provider.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internships

Are you interested in learning about one of LA’s premier environmental nonprofits?

TreePeople staff works with interns to give them a leg-up in the environmental field and specialized training across our departments’ specialities. Come join us and help green our city!

THE ORGANIZATION:

TreePeople's mission is to inspire the people of Los Angeles County to take personal responsibility for the urban forest - educating, training and supporting them as they plant and care for trees and improve the neighborhoods in which they live, learn, work, and play. We work to help nature heal our cities in the neighborhoods, schools, communities and mountains of the greater Los Angeles area. Our office is located in Coldwater Canyon Park between the Los Angeles basin and the San Fernando Valley.

DESCRIPTION:

The Angeles Forest Restoration Program is a wildland restoration effort led by TreePeople, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the US Forest Service in the Angeles National Forest. This program aims at restoring areas devastated by fire to reclaim their pristine beauty, habitat, and benefits. Through the participation of many volunteers, TreePeople seeks to engage, train and educate all Angelinos who aspire to help maintain the vital qualities of the Angeles National Forest watershed. The program encompasses a wide scope of work, including native species seed collection, nursery work, invasive non-native species removal, seedling planting and maintenance, along with surveying and data collection designed to enhance practices and provide stakeholders with valuable information.

REPORTS TO:

Forest Aid Angeles Manager

DUTIES:

  • Help prepare campaigns of events through site preparation
  • Map areas with GIS information ahead of planting events
  • Collect field data on soil, moisture, and seedling health and growth
  • Organize data in comprehensive reports
  • Support the Angeles Forest Restoration program at weekend events
  • Work independently and with volunteers and TreePeople employees in restoration zones
  • Learn nursery procedures, inventory, etc.

REQUIRED:

  • Some week AND weekend availability (schedule may be tailored to the individual)
  • Own personal transportation
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Related field experience and or education
  • Complete our Wildland Restoration Supervisor training

ADDITIONAL PREFERRED SKILLS:

  • Some knowledge and understanding of GIS systems and mapping
  • Understanding of our mediterranean ecosystem and local native plant species, familiarity with the Angeles National Forest, or a strong commitment to quickly learn both

TYPE OF POSITION:

Part-time, unpaid internship, minimum 4 month commitment and 20 hours (flex) per week. 

HOW TO APPLY:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Libby Thomas at: lthomas@treepeople.org. No phone calls, please.