Become a TreeFolk

Would you like a job where you work to bring people and trees together? TreeFolks is a fun, professional workplace full of folks who love trees. We post our seasonal positions in late Summer and post our regular positions as they come available.

We offer internships for year-round specific projects. If you are a student but don’t see an internship for your skillset below, please email admin@treefolks.org to inquire about alternative projects with your cover letter and resume. These internships are unpaid but are applicable for course credit.

If you have a particular skill set, or would just like to plant some trees, visit our volunteer page for more opportunities.

See below for open positions.

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The WPD Planting Crew Leader is a temporary position working 40 hours per week from October 18, 2021 through January 21st, 2022 with the possibility of extension. This position will contribute to the organization’s mission by supporting the Reforestation and CommuniTrees programs. The position will lead a 4 person crew in a large scale reforestation project on public parkland. The project will primarily consist of planting tree saplings and seeding native grasses. This position will serve as the onsite crew supervisor and will be responsible for coordinating daily operations. This position reports directly to the Reforestation Manager.

During planting season, hours will fluctuate and employees must be flexible to work longer days and/or more than 40 hours per week. Any additional hours will be flexed off in subsequent weeks. WPD Planting crew will be required to assist in at least three volunteer planting events throughout the contract, which may include Saturdays. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly when weekend events occur.

Compensation: $19 per hour

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of nearly three million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, and restore riparian zones.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as on site supervisor
  • Train planting crew using proper tree planting techniques
  • Track progress and record metrics to meet project deadline
  • Receive and unload tree deliveries
  • Water, prune, label, move, count, and organize trees in TreeFolks nursery
  • Transport trees, crew, and equipment using TreeFolks truck and trailer
  • Document work completed through verification photos and videos
  • Aid in creating project reports and evaluations
  • Assist in creating educational and outreach materials
  • Assist in leading volunteer events
  • Water and maintain trees in parks as required
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of trees preferred
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer is preferred
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs for several hours in all weather conditions required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in English required
  • Ability to work a variable schedule is required
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision is required
  • Must possess a courteous and positive attitude
  • Must maintain a Texas driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

TreeFolks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to reforestation@treefolks.org.
No phone calls, please.

The WPD Planting Crew Member is a temporary position, working 40 hours per week, from November 1st, 2021 through January 14th, 2022 with the possibility of extension. This position will contribute to the organization’s mission by supporting the Reforestation and CommuniTrees programs. The position will work on a 4 person crew in a large scale reforestation project on public parkland. The project will primarily consist of planting tree saplings and seeding native grasses. This position reports directly to the WPD Planting Crew Leader.

During planting season, hours will fluctuate and employees must be flexible to work longer days and/or more than 40 hours per week. Any additional hours will be flexed off in subsequent weeks. WPD Planting crew will be required to assist in at least three volunteer planting events throughout the contract, which may include Saturdays. Work schedule will be adjusted accordingly when weekend events occur.

Compensation: $16 per hour

About TreeFolks

TreeFolks empowers Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. TreeFolks has facilitated the planting of nearly three million trees to shade urban streets, beautify neighborhoods, and restore riparian zones.

Responsibilities:

  • Plant a high volume of tree saplings using proper planting techniques
  • Maintain high standard of tree planting techniques
  • Maintain Treefolks tools and equipment
  • Receive and unload tree deliveries
  • Water, prune, label, move, count, and organize trees in TreeFolks nursery
  • Transport trees, crew, and equipment using TreeFolks truck and trailer
  • Document work completed through verification photos and videos
  • Assist in leading volunteer events
  • Water and maintain trees in parks as required
  • Other duties as requested

Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of trees preferred
  • Ability to drive a truck and trailer is preferred
  • Ability to repeatedly lift and carry 50 lbs for several hours in all weather conditions required
  • Ability to read, write, and speak in English preferred
  • Ability to take direction and work effectively with other team members
  • Ability to work a variable schedule is required
  • Must possess a courteous and positive attitude
  • Must maintain a Texas driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Ability to speak Spanish is a plus

TreeFolks is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to reforestation@treefolks.org.
No phone calls, please.