Repair the World Service Corps with Tree Pittsburgh

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Look­ing for a way to serve in your com­mu­ni­ty and com­bat social injus­tices? Join Repair the World as a part-time, stipend­ed ser­vice corps mem­ber placed at Tree Pittsburgh!

Please note: you must apply to this posi­tion through Repair the World at this link. Appli­ca­tions are accept­ed through Feb­ru­ary 16, 2023.

Repair the World’s ser­vice corps mobi­lizes adults ages 18–29 to invest both in their com­mu­ni­ties and them­selves through the lens of Jew­ish val­ues. Ser­vice corps mem­bers will spend 5–10 hours per week 1) vol­un­teer­ing with local ser­vice part­ners and 2) con­nect­ing Jew­ish approach­es to jus­tice with issue-area edu­ca­tion sur­round­ing the last­ing eco­nom­ic and social effects with a local cohort. In 10 com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try, ser­vice corps cohorts will be super­vised by Repair the World staff to inte­grate the themes of the pro­gram in a small group set­ting. Corps mem­bers are eli­gi­ble for a stipend of up to $1,500 at the com­ple­tion of the pro­gram, with addi­tion­al fund­ing avail­able through the Eco­nom­ic Access Fund for corps mem­bers impact­ed by injustice.

As a Repair the World Corps Mem­ber placed with Tree Pitts­burgh this spring 2023, you would spend upwards of 10 hours a week help­ing to make a tan­gi­ble impact at an orga­ni­za­tion, its tree nurs­ery, and out in communities.

You would spend about 70% of your time sup­port­ing the Tree Adop­tion Pro­gram Man­ag­er to facil­i­tate Tree Adop­tion Events. Anoth­er 20% of your time would be spent sup­port­ing the Nurs­ery Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er in the Her­itage Nurs­ery on tasks that may expand beyond the role of the Tree Adop­tion Pro­gram. Some exam­ples of these tasks include:

  • Work as a team with Nurs­ery and Tree Adop­tion staff mem­bers to pull, prune, label/tag, sta­tion, and water trees to pre­pare them for the Tree Adop­tion Events.
  • Assist the Tree Adop­tion Pro­gram Man­ag­er in set­ting up for, staffing, and clean­ing up after Tree Adop­tion Events.
  • Assist the Nurs­ery Oper­a­tions Man­ag­er in remov­ing win­ter­i­za­tion mate­ri­als in the nurs­ery, trans­plant­i­ng trees, seedling prun­ing, seed prop­a­ga­tion, and infra­struc­ture projects (drainage trench­es, irri­ga­tion, air prun­ing beds, or pest secu­ri­ty fencing).

The final 10% of your time will be spent con­tribut­ing to an end-of-place­ment spe­cial project that you will pro­pose, which will blend your exist­ing knowl­edge and exper­tise with the needs of the organization.

Tree Adop­tion Events can either be dur­ing the week­day, week­day evening, and/or almost every Sat­ur­day morn­ing or ear­ly after­noon between late March through mid-May. Nurs­ery tasks would be con­duct­ed any­time between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon­day through Fri­day. It is encour­aged that the appli­cant has access to a reli­able per­son­al vehi­cle, as Tree Adop­tion Events occur across Alleghe­ny County.



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