New Steward Orientation

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Share your love of natural spaces and your park with the world by becoming a volunteer Green Kirkland Steward!

Green Kirkland Stewards are dedicated, ongoing volunteers who lead volunteers in restoration projects in their local parks. Stewards bring a diversity of interests, skill, and time to Kirkland's natural areas - we encourage all that are interested to attend part one of orientation as an informational session.

At New Steward orientation you’ll learn about becoming a Green Kirkland Steward and how to:

• Lead forest restoration activities in a city park or on your own property!

• Educate neighbors about forests and opportunities to keep your parks healthy!

• Join a fun team of trained volunteer leaders!

Training is a blend of online and in-person, hands-on activities and includes an overview of urban forestry, plant identification, volunteer management, invasive plant control skills, and restoration techniques. This free training is open to the public and no experience required. Following orientation, you can apply to become a Green Kirkland Steward.

Part 1: Program Overview and Restoration (Online) - Tuesday, March 22nd from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Online via Zoom

Part 2: Volunteer Management (Online) - Thursday, March 24th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Online via Zoom

Part 3: Field Training in Best Practices (In-person) - Saturday, March 26th from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. City of Kirkland Park (Location TBD)

How to Register for Orientation:

Follow this link to our Eventbrite page to register for all three parts of New Steward Orientation. 

After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive confirmation emails with Zoom login info and the location of the in-person field session.

About the Green Kirkland Steward volunteer position

The Green Kirkland Steward role is an ongoing volunteer position that receives training, materials, and support to either lead their own volunteer events and/or to conduct ongoing restoration in a City of Kirkland natural area park space. 

Learn more: Visit the Green Kirkland website “What to Expect” page under the Steward tab, checkout the Steward volunteer position description(PDF, 153KB), and the handout on the "Steps to become a Green Kirkland Steward(PDF, 161KB)".

Questions or interested but can’t make these dates?

Email Green Kirkland at: greenkirkland@kirklandwa.gov

Youth Volunteering:

The Green Kirkland Steward volunteer position is open to, and setup for, volunteers age 18 and older. Youth under 18 can become a Steward if they are joined by an adult who completes all requirements to become a Steward and will provide onsite supervision at all activities and events hosted by the youth Steward.

This orientation cannot fulfill any Court-ordered or other mandated service requirement as it is a training.

When

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Saturday, March 26, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

2 Online Sessions and 1 In-person session at a Kirkland Park.