Friends of Pando is a volunteer-led organization. We believe all who have a passion for the tree and the land it calls home should have opportunities to apply their passion and talents to the work of helping others learn about Pando and support ongoing work to understand the tree.
If you have time, talents or ideas you would like to share with the group, please review the following opportunities and take a moment to fill out our volunteer sign-up form. Once you do, someone will reach out to you about your availability and opportunities that match your interest.
Between July 28 and August 10, 2021, Friends of Pando will create the first complete photographic survey of the Pando. Students studying botany, natural sciences, natural resources management, art, photography or design, aged 16 or older are invited to be a part of this historic project to take the largest picture of the tree ever attempted. We will also offer daily workshops on art, photography, botany, and citizen science from leading professionals in their fields. All students who complete their contract will earn college and professional recommendations from professional artists, land managers and scientists working on the project and become eligible for additional paid opportunities through Fall and Winter of 2021.
Applications for the photographic survey project need to be submitted by June 1, 2021. Those accepted to the program will receive training on operating the VR cameras, free room and board, and a $250 stipend for 37 hours of work photographing the tree. For those who meet attendance goals and take part in the workshops we will offer additional participation bonuses.
Friends of Pando is seeking a volunteer to help with community outreach, planning and coordination to support our efforts working with the Richfield community and the greater Tri-Counties area. This volunteer will be responsible for contacting schools and community leaders to coordinate workshops about Pando and raise awareness about opportunities to help. Travel costs and essential expenses for this role are paid.
In addition to our work providing students with critical field experiences, Friends of Pando is seeking additional community volunteers to create the first photographic survey of the Pando. Through our partners and donors, Friends of Pando is able to provide housing as well as two meals a day to each volunteer. All community volunteers are welcomed and encouraged to take part in daily workshops on art, photography, botany, and citizen science from leading professionals in their fields, as well special programs like guided hikes and excursions (weather permitting). Come help us make history!
Friends of Pando is seeking a marketing and PR professional to assist with global outreach as we work to educate the world about Pando and inspire stewardship through our various programs. This role offers an exciting opportunity for people with backgrounds in marketing and public relations to work with leading organizations in the arts, technology, media, science communication, conservation and community resource development. Although this is not a paid role, Friends of Pando will pay for technology, tools, travel and essential expenses involved in the work.
Today, Pando and the surrounding area is the subject of intensive study by independent and academic researchers, conservation groups and the US Forest Service. For those seeking hands-on work studying or helping take care of the tree, Friends of Pando has created the Pando Citizen Science Corp where folks can sign up to learn about opportunities to donate their time, talents or services to help those working to expand our understanding of the tree and protect it so it can be enjoyed for generations to come.
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