Volunteer Application Form
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with TreeSisters. Giving our time and skill is the biggest gift we have to give, and we are very grateful that you are choosing to give to TreeSisters in this way.
We want to make sure that our volunteering roles are fulfilling and interesting, as well as being beneficial to the work of TreeSisters. The questions below are to help us to work out who is best suited to which roles. If you have any difficulty filling this form in (or if you want more information) then please contact Emma, our volunteer coordinator, at
Country of residence
Time Zone (we need to know this for arranging meetings etc)
UTC +14 Samoa and Christmas Island/Kiribati LINT
UTC +13:45 Chatham Islands/New Zealand CHADT
UTC +13 New Zealand with exceptions and 5 more NZDT
UTC +12 small region of Russia and 6 more ANAT
UTC +11 much of Australia and 8 more AEDT
UTC +10:30 small region of Australia ACDT
UTC +10 Queensland/Australia and 6 more AEST
UTC +9:30 Northern Territory/Australia ACST
UTC +9 Japan, South Korea and 5 more JST
UTC +8:45 Western Australia/Australia ACWST
UTC +8 China, Philippines and 10 more CST
UTC +7 much of Indonesia, Thailand and 7 more WIB
UTC +6:30 Myanmar and Cocos Islands MMT
UTC +6 Bangladesh and 6 more BST
UTC +5:45 Nepal NPT
UTC +5:30 India and Sri Lanka IST
UTC +5 Pakistan and 8 more UZT
UTC +4:30 Afghanistan AFT
UTC +4 Azerbaijan and 8 more GST
UTC +3:30 Iran IRST
UTC +3 Moscow/Russia and 22 more MSK
UTC +2 Greece and 31 more EET
UTC +1 Germany and 46 more CET
UTC +0 United Kingdom and 23 more GMT
UTC -1 Cabo Verde and 2 more CVT
UTC -2 regions of Brazil and South Georgia/Sandwich Is. BRST
UTC -3 Argentina, regions of Brazil and 9 more ART
UTC -3:30 Newfoundland and Labrador/Canada NST
UTC -4 some regions of Canada and 28 more VET
UTC -5 regions of USA and 14 more EST
UTC -6 regions of USA and 9 more CST
UTC -7 some regions of USA and 2 more MST
UTC -8 regions of USA and 4 more PST
UTC -9 Alaska/USA and regions of French Polynesia AKST
UTC -9:30 Marquesas Islands/French Polynesia MART
UTC -10 small region of USA and 2 more HST
UTC -11 American Samoa and 2 more NUT
UTC -12 much of US Minor Outlying Islands AoE
Date of Birth (this is entirely optional - we only ask because we like to celebrate birthdays!)
Skype Name (if you have one). Again this is to help with contacting you.
Level of English
Other languages spoken fluently
Roughly how many hours a week are you able and wanting to offer? (If more appropriate you can answer per month)
Please tell us a little bit about what calls you to volunteer for TreeSisters.
What do you hope to get out of volunteering with TreeSisters? Please tick any that are true for you. There are no right or wrong answers to this. We want to make sure that your volunteering is fulfilling to you and so it is helpful for us to know what you want to get out of it.
meeting new people
feeling that I am making a difference
getting experience for my CV
being part of a team
learning new skills and challenging myself
having something meaningful to do with my time
having more contact with Clare
doing work that I enjoy
It is also helpful to know what sort of things you are good at. There is a section later where you can tell us more about your skills and experience but please also tick any of these that you feel apply to you;
I am good at giving attention to detail
I am creative
I feel confident in managing conflict
I think that I would be good at proof reading
I am confident using technology
I like doing research about things that interest me
I feel that I am good at dealing with people tactfully
I am a problem solver
I am confident to be assertive
I am good at doing admin (and I like it!)
I am a caring person and I like to nurture others
I am good at writing/expressing ideas in written English
I prefer to work behind the scenes
I like being more visible in my role
I don't feel that confident about my skills but I really want to help
The forest is made up of many different trees, no one is more important than the others. We need people with many different skills and gifts. Everyone is valued in the forest that is TreeSisters.
What volunteering role are you interested in getting involved in? You can choose up to 2 roles to apply for.
Events and Support volunteer
River Tenders for the Welcoming Circle
Development Volunteer for community engagement (supporting Pollyanna)
Admin Volunteer for community engagement (supporting Pollyanna)
Moderators for the Nest
Nest Culture Builders
Forest Floor River Tenders
Tree Pod Project Reviewers
Open System GIS volunteer
Roles supporting TreeSisters' Groves
Business Outreach Volunteers
Community Grants and Sustainable Funding Volunteers
Tree Planting Research Volunteers
Tree Planting Data Collation and Website Editing
I want to offer skills, expertise and gifts to TreeSisters outside of the advertised roles.
If you are interested in more than one role is this because you ideally want to take on both roles (please look at the time requirements for both roles and think about whether this can fit spaciously into your life)?
If no then which role would you most like to do?
For the role(s) that you are interested in please have a look at the role descriptions and the "what sort of person are we looking for" bit and tell us why you think that this would be a good fit for you.
If you want to offer your skills and expertise to TreeSisters in a way that isn't covered by the advertised roles then please tell us more here:
If you become a volunteer with us then we will keep the information from this form on our volunteer database. We will ensure that your information is kept confidentially and we will not pass on any of your personal information without obtaining your permission. If there is not an appropriate volunteering role for you at the moment, or you decide that you do not want to volunteer, then you will be able to choose if you want us to delete your information or if you want us to keep it so that we can contact you about other volunteering opportunities that arise.
Thank you so much for offering TreeSisters your time and skills. It is the biggest gift that you can give and it is deeply appreciated. We want to ensure that we place volunteers in roles that are right for them, and right for the organisation. Where it isn't possible to offer you the role that you want we will try to explore alternative opportunities. We aim to respond to applications within two weeks.
If you have any questions or you need help with filling in the application then please contact Emma, our Volunteer Coordinator -
Thank you to Claudia Tremblay for the beautiful images used for this form;
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