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 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 an environmental nonprofit that has played, and will continue to play, a leading role in mobilizing communities, private businesses, and government agencies to work together to create resilient urban communities capable of withstanding the mounting challenges of climate change. TreePeople engages, inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, champion green infrastructure nature-based solutions projects, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. TreePeople unites with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. The organization’s current programs and activities fall within a wide breadth of environmental initiatives that include community organizing, environmental education and literacy, urban greening, wildland forestry, parks and trails development and maintenance, policy, and research.

TreePeople is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant to support our Forestry departments.  This position will coordinate and assist with the organization, scheduling of various restoration programs, volunteer events, trainings and workshops, and provide other administrative duties as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate and schedule meetings with partners, funders and subcontractors.
  • Record and distribute meeting notes and follow up on action items to ensure completion. 
  • Gather department data and prepare interim and final reports as needed.  
  • Create and maintain department’s general calendar/schedule of events, workshops, trainings, special events, site visits and surveys.
  • Act as the main contact for partners, funders and subcontractors to ensure all needs and requirements of the department are met in a timely manner.
  • Track project expenses and provide regular updates to the Director of Mountain Forestry.
  • Maintain records of all department event activities, such as restoration care.
  • Assist department staff at in-person events, workshops and trainings as needed.
  • Represent the organization at meetings/gatherings. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 2 to 5 years of administrative experience managing projects, budgeting, organizing events, scheduling/calendar maintenance. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft and Google Suite, Asana or other project management software.
  • Interest in the environment, local ecosystems, urban forest, SoCal wilderness areas, and local mountain ranges. 
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • This position does require travel to various sites in the greater Los Angeles areas and occasional work on weekends. 
  • Ability to assist with loading and unloading of tools and to hike mountain side off-trails as needed. 
  • Valid Driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Ability to work 20-30 hours per week.

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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 an Education and Community Program Associate who will work on the education and community engagement initiatives to implement the mission, vision, goals, programmatic priorities, and strategy of TreePeople. The Program Associate will work closely with the Director of Education and Community to manage current contracts; steward and manage grants; coordinate and project manage new initiatives; and conduct assessments of current programming.

At Least 50% of their time will be spent on admin and coordination of TreePeople’s Generation Earth program. Each year, the LA Public Works funded Generation Earth program engages thousands of teachers and youth to conduct environmental service-learning projects, connecting youth through hands-on, science-based activities to their local urban forest and environment.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Works closely with the Director of Education and Community to oversee the coordination and implementation of current programs tied to TreePeople’s Education and Community initiatives.
  • Ensures that proper reporting, metrics tracking and data collection is occurring on a consistent and regular basis for the education and community initiatives. 
  • Prepares high-quality presentations for various audiences.
  • Facilitates cross-departmental collaboration.
  • Produces high caliber reports, memorandums and written correspondence on regular basis.
  • Helps to produce monthly invoices and responsible for maintaining all back-up material for contracts.
  • Edits all official written work produced by staff, including debriefing reports and other memoranda.
  • Maintains various databases for Education and Organizing initiatives. 
  • Categorize, log and track all internal meeting minutes, purchases, correspondences and task lists.
  • Aid in scheduling for the Director of Education and Community.
  • Leads special projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (i.e. Social Work, Public Health, Environmental Science, etc.) or commensurate experience.
    • Proven track record of writing, implementing, and managing grants for programming.
    • Highly analytical and forward thinking with an acute attention to detail.
    • Proven ability to lead a team towards success, reach required goals and obligations on a consistent basis.
    • Superior record with meeting deadlines and handling multiple tasks and projects.
    • Outstanding communicator with an aptitude for public speaking, training others, and partnership development.
    • Demonstrated ability to interface with high-level departmental and community leaders and represent the organization and programs.
    • Ability to maintain confidential, accurate and complete records including documentation of daily activities; monthly and quarterly reports, etc.
    • Attention to detail in writing and proofing materials, tracking and managing projects and grants.
    • Knowledge of and experience with environmental equity and education policy issues.
    • Proficient with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Docs.
    • Valid CA Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in Project Management, Executive Assistantship, etc.
    • Experience with Salesforce and other CRM databases.
  • Physical Requirements: 
    • While performing the duties of this job, this position requires standing, walking, driving and the ability to lift 15 pounds

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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.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

REPORTS TO:

Mountain Forestry Program Manager

JOB SUMMARY:

TreePeople’s Forestry Programs inspire, train, and support the residents of the greater Los Angeles area as they implement community-based tree planting and tree care projects where they live, learn, work or play, thereby achieving the Forestry Department goal of 25% canopy coverage.  

The Mountain Forestry Coordinator works directly with the Mountain Forestry Program Manager and the Mountain Forestry Senior Coordinators to help manage and support volunteer-based restoration programs in the Santa Monica Mountains, Angeles National Forest and other local ranges of mountains including tree plantings and tree care events through TreePeople's Mountain Forestry Program.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Organize, manage and facilitate restoration, planting and care events, and monitor the progress at restoration sites.
    1. This includes meeting at TreePeople in Studio City, up to 4x weekly, to pick up work vehicles for each event then traveling to and from work sites (1-2.5 hours from TreePeople).
  2. Support program operations as needed, including project prep, event support and follow-up.
    1. Including weekly data entry which requires proficiency in G-suite and an ability to quickly learn new data entry software.
  3. Support the participation of volunteers in restoration projects including supervisor training, project prep and follow-up work
    1. Be a leader in the field, with the knowledge or the ability to quickly learn plant identification, location ecology specifics, wilderness first aid.
  4. Assist in communication with TreePeople’s partners, USFS / Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to identify, implement, survey and track restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest, and ensure partner’s needs and expectations are met.

SECONDARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Participate in TreePeople’s outreach efforts as needed. 
  2. Support TreePeople's nursery by participating in seed collection and treatment, as well as any propagation related activity.
  3. Represent TreePeople at meetings and other gatherings.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Ability to do physical labor for a full day, including loading and unloading heavy tools onto trucks, and hiking off-trail on mountainsides. 
  2. Residency near and/or strong familiarity with the local ranges of mountains, their ecosystems and the communities in the surrounding area.
  3. Sincere interest in the environment and the future of Southern California’s wilderness areas.
  4. Must exemplify safe work practices.
  5. Valid California driver’s license and clean driving record.
  6. Available to work Wednesdays through Sundays. 
  7. Experience in volunteer organizing and project logistics.
  8. Proficiency in G-suite and willingness to learn data entry platforms.
  9. Proficiency in or a willingness to learn plant identification.

WAGES AND BENEFITS

This is a full-time position, with benefits and an exciting work environment.

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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 Park Assistant to join our dedicated team.   This position will be responsible for the appearance, health and safety of our Coldwater Canyon Park location.  Under the supervision of the Director of Park Operations, the Park Assistant will perform a variety of maintenance tasks that include the general clean up and daily maintenance of the park grounds and related on-site buildings.   

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform routine grounds maintenance on a daily basis.
  • Ensure restrooms are stocked with supplies.
  • Assist in general grounds maintenance – watering, sweeping, raking, mulching, light repairs, walkway and parking lot clearance.
  • Assist with the maintenance of hiking trails, picnic tables and other park related equipment.
  • Help with tree and brush removal, as appropriate to skills.
  • Prepare and clean venues and facilities for special events, before and after.
  • Respond to on-site requests/inquiries.
  • Assist Director of Park Operations on park improvement & construction projects.
  • Assist Facilities Maintenance Manager with repairs and maintenance, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 2+ years of grounds maintenance, trail care or facility care in an outdoor environment.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Multi-tasker and fast learner.
  • Ability to interact with public and volunteers.
  • Basic tool knowledge and recent tool operation experience.
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions on a daily basis.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk, stand, stoop for long periods of time.
  • Possess a valid drivers license and have a clean driving record.
  • Light construction, facilities, landscaping and plant knowledge and experience is a plus.
  • Flexible to work occasionally on the weekends or in the evening as needed.

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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 Stewardship Manager to join Land Trust dedicated team.   This position will be responsible for managing land improvements and real estate projects for 3,000 acres at our Land Trust location in Calabasas.  Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Stewardship Manager will analyze and design projects for the land owned, managed and monitored by TreePeople Land Trust.    

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the Land Trust’s primary contact with agencies such as the US Army Corps of Engineers, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Regional Water Quality Control Board to administer the compensatory habitat mitigation program.
  • Oversee the development of new real estate acquisitions, mitigation projects, and capital improvements on our lands.
  • Manage staff and coordinate with the forestry department to implement a variety of restoration and trail projects across our real estate portfolio.
  • Ensure that all projects follow federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Oversee the monitoring and enforcement of conservation easements, generate annual reports for easements, fee title, and managed properties.
  • Assist the Deputy Director and finance department with annual reports and billings for grant and mitigation projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • 2+ years of related experience.
  • Bachelors’ degree in natural resources, forestry or other related field is a plus.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to interact with public and volunteers with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Must be organized with a strong attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to hike and safely work on difficult terrain in all weather conditions. 
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk, stand, stoop for long periods of time.
  • Possess a valid drivers license and have a clean driving record.
  • Flexible to work occasionally on the weekends or in the evening as needed.
  • Wilderness First Aid and CPR certification is a plus.
  • Trail and green infrastructure maintenance skills (erosion control, trail engineering, etc.)  and familiarity a plus.

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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 full time Urban Greening Associate, to join our team for the period of 6-7 months (January 2022-June 2022). This position will support our efforts to install sustainable landscapes and plant and care for trees in local communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the implementation of sustainable landscapes on residential properties. This includes removing turf, grading soil, planting vegetation, removing hardscape, installing permeable surfaces, installing rainwater capture components and irrigation systems.
  • Plant and maintain 15- gallon trees on streets and in parks.
  • Drive water truck as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience or interest in sustainable landscaping best practices.
  • Experience or interest in urban forestry, tree planting and tree care.
  • Highly-organized, strong work-ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick-learner.
  • Strong team-building and problem-solving skills.
  • Interest in environmental issues impacting diverse communities throughout Southern California.
  • Spanish fluency preferred.
  • Valid CA Driver’s license and clean driving record 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 schedule that includes early mornings.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

With more than 6.2 million students in California K-12 public schools and over 20% of Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents under the age of 18, young people hold a critical role in changing the world’s response to climate change, inequities and justice.  TreePeople is determined to inspire, engage, train and support millions of young people to take action to build healthy and equitable communities. 

TreePeople is seeking and energetic, environment passionate Youth Leadership Coordinator to join our youth leadership program team.  This program focuses on inspiring, engaging, training and supporting K-12 students to become leaders in their communities, green their school campuses and surrounding communities and become agents for climate resilience. The ideal candidate must be a community-oriented individual who is adept at mobilizing and prioritizing the needs of a community and have a strong commitment to improving the environment through education. This position will work closely with teachers and student groups in classes, on-campus environmental (eco) clubs, after school groups, community groups and with young people who are leaders in their communities or schools. In addition, this position is responsible for implementing current and future requirements for multiple funding sources.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Recruit, engage, and support groups of students around Los Angeles County.
  • Support and facilitate the creation of TreePeople EcoClubs in schools, including guiding the election and project selection processes.
  • Assist individual youth leaders to connect with TreePeople opportunities and take on leadership roles in their community.
  • Support student project management, including guiding them through completing administrative and logistical tasks necessary for project completion.
  • Maintain Youth Leadership programs operations through various administrative and creative tasks.
  • Create and maintain relationships (network) with local youth programs, agencies, and the like.
  • Assist in administering evaluation instruments and collecting assessment data.
  • Track and report on projects and program data on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Write and produce high-caliber and professional memorandums, correspondence and reports. 
  • Support TreePeople in the development and delivery of special projects, other programs and events.
  • Represent TreePeople in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in working with schools and children (13-18 years of age) on environmental projects in the Greater Los Angeles areas (South LA, Southeast LA, Northeast San Fernando Valley).  
  • Background in educational theory and methodology, waste and water issue are a plus.
  • Understanding of ecological systems and awareness of current environmental issues, including impacts of urban development and green solutions is strongly desired. 
  • Experience in project management.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Solid presentation skills, including experience presenting at workshops, community and agency meetings.
  • Able to perform physical work on a regular basis that includes but is not limited to loading planting tools on trucks, using planting tools lift up to 15 pounds trees as needed. 
  • Highly organized, detailed oriented, strong work ethic, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  • Knowledge of environmental, equity and education issues especially urban water and/or green-infrastructure issues in the Los Angeles region and engaging local communities.
  • Works independently and in a team environment. 
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to multiple processes prone to change.
  • Ability to visit school sites across the Greater Los Angeles Area on a regular basis. Valid CA Driver’s License, proof of insurance and reliable transportation a must.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) verbal and written strongly preferred.
  • Experience, with intermediate to expert knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suites tools and applications.

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* TreePeople is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 support urban tree planting and care projects in the communities of Lynwood, Watts, Commerce and San Fernando.  Members will also assist with wildfire prevention and forest restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains by focusing on the removal of invasive plant species and the 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.
  • Work with TreePeople’s partners, USFS / Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to ensure partners’ needs and expectations are met.
  • 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 like AmeriCorps members to be from and of the communities we aim to serve in order to use lived experience to better engage communities. Additionally, the following characteristics provide insight into qualifications for this position:

  1. AmeriCorp member applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Applicants 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 have DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time for the program.
  4. Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  5. Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  6. Interest in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  7. Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  8. Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  9. Requires frequent heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces.
  10. Must follow safe work practices.
  11. 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.
  12. Available to work Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
  13. Experience in volunteer organizing and project logistics.
  14. Members you have served less than 3 terms in an Americorps State or National program.
  15. Must commit to the full-service term of November 2021- November 2022 and available for 7.5 hours per day, Tuesdays through Saturdays.

BENEFITS:

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

After successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service and enrolling in the National Service Trust, you are eligible to receive an education award totaling $10,000. 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.

LIVING ALLOWANCE:

AmeriCorps members will be provided a living allowance for their service. This program will provide a living allowance of $1,425 per month and is subject to income tax withholding. Please note the living allowance payment is a flat amount, is not based upon the number of hours served and will be prorated based upon the member’s start date. Payment will cease when the member’s service ends. Receiving the full living allowance is contingent on participation in the full program.

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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 (climate control, healthy environments) and how you can help make a 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 learn how to grow a greener, shadier community through our urban tree planting and care projects in local communities (Lynwood, Watts, San Fernando Valley, etc.) and gain skills to assist with wildfire prevention and forest restoration projects in the Angeles National Forest and the Santa Monica Mountains.

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 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.
  • Work with TreePeople’s partners, USFS / Angeles National Forest, National Park Service, and others to ensure partners’ needs and expectations are met.
  • 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.

BENEFITS:

  • Health insurance provided by Treepeople.
  • Education award to pay off student loans, student loan forbearance, interest payments, and/or to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education.
  • Student loan forbearance for qualified student loans during term of service.
  • Child Care assistance, if eligible, provided by GAP Solutions Inc.
  • Food assistance via CalFresh (SNAP) if eligible.

REQUIREMENTS:

TreePeople seeks AmeriCorps members that are interested in the environment, urban greening, forestry, climate resilience, and environmental justice. The following characteristics provide insight into qualifications for this position:

  1. AmeriCorps member applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Applicants 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 have DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time for the program.
  4. Members accepted into the program must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
  5. Strong leadership, team-building and problem-solving skills.
  6. Highly organized, friendly, smart, proactive and a quick learner.
  7. Interest in local climate resilience and environmental issues impacting communities and wilderness throughout Southern California.
  8. Comfortable in wilderness areas.
  9. Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record desired to perform job-related essential functions.
  10. Requires frequent heavy lifting over 40 lbs., often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces.
  11. Must follow safe work practices.
  12. 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.
  13. Available to work Tuesday through Saturday schedule.
  14. Experience in volunteer organizing and project logistics.

ABOUT TREEPEOPLE

TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit who inspires and supports people of Southern California to come together to enhance the environment, making it safe, healthy, fun and sustainable. TreePeople is among the largest independent environmental organizations in California to educate communities on how to plant and care for trees and harvest rain. We play 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.

ABOUT AMERICORPS

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, environment, public safety, health and homeland security.

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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 Luis Rodriguez at: LRodriguez@treepeople.org. No phone calls, please.