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Friends of Pando

Volunteer

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 as well as support ongoing work to study and 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 to say hello, talk about your passion, talents and availability. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Pando Field Corp

A unique natural wonder, Pando and its home in the high wilds of Utah offers a unique perspective on the nature’s imagination. Sign up to for this is you want to assist with field research, do fence monitoring, take part in innovative research and education projects like the Pando Photographic Survey and the Virtual Pando, or, opportunities to work alongside leading Pando researchers and locals taking care of the tree to ensure it can be enjoyed for generations to come.

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Who You Are

Hiker, outdoor lover, wanderer, student scientists, person who wants to get your hand dirty in the tree making a direct impact.

Time Commitment

Varies from a few days to a few weeks each year based on fitness, experience, and availability

Location

On-site

We Will Provide

Field training, safety training and equipment, insurance, hospitality.

friends of pando teaching opportunities

Teaching

As a recent discovery, many people don’t know about Pando. We need teachers, librarians and tree lovers from around the world to help educate others about this natural wonder.

Who You Are

Teacher, a tree nerd, a librarian or education adminstrators who has a talent for teaching any age group

Time Commitment

Varies but is typically 1 to 3 hours a month

Location

virtual office , local work or online

We Will Provide

Age appropriate guides, hand outs, activity books and virtual office tools.

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Science Committee

As a recent discovery, we know very little about Pando. In ordset o understand it and see it be celebrated by generations to come, we need to develop a complete picture. If you have background in natural sciences  we need your expertise to help design studies, evaluate data, assist other scientists in their work. All research collaborations are conducted under NDA and all work is published and made public as collaborative papers.

Who You Are

TA student of natural sciences, an academic researcher or someone with background in  field research, research design, data analysis or literature reviews in your field of expertise.

Time Commitment

Varies but is typically 1 to 3 hours a month

Location

virtual office or, on site.

We Will Provide

Virtual office space and tools, a safe collaborative space and organizational services to protect your research interest

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Organizational, Legal and Business Services

Business services, grant writing, legal services, marketing and PR are the areas most nonprofit struggle to secure funding for as they are considered “operational expenses.” If you have background in nonprofit boards, grant writing, legal services, marketing, PR, accounting and other business administration services, we need your help

Who You Are

A respected authority in business operations, law or organization communications from the C-Suite to business law, marketing or PR.

Time Commitment

Varies. Typically on-call and virtual office

Location

Varies but plan for 1 to 3 hours per month

We Will Provide

Organization training, virtual office space and tools and liability insurance.

friends of pando artist and storytellers

Artists and Storytellers

It may be hard to imagine, but as Pando is a recent discovery, we have no record of the human experience of the tree. This in a time when we have come to learn Pando’s future now hangs in the balance of human decision making. Although Pando has been alive for thousands of years, we have no record of the memories and ideas it stirs in the human consciousness. If you are a storyteller, a visual artist, land artist, photographer or experimental artist, you can help.

Who You Are

Painter, photographer, poet, storyteller or other creative type

Time Commitment

Varies. Virtual office and on-site

Location

Varies but plan for 1 to 3 hours per month

We Will Provide

Virtual office space and tools, creative tools, hospitality for on-site work, marketing and outreach support

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Thinkers and Idealists

Just as Pando coordinates energy production and regeneration across a broad scale, each month Friend of Pando hosts a monthly call to share ideas on what we can do preserve, protect, understand and celebrate the tree. Meet with others who share your love of trees, trade ideas and inspiration and take on a “Seed Projects” to help Friends of Pando advance its work to educate the public, support research and 

Who You Are

Speaker, thinker, idealist

Time Commitment

Varies but plan for 1 to 3 hours per month

Location

Virtual office, online and some on-site opportunities

We Will Provide

Virtual office space and tools, way to help you realize your ideas working with the group and our partners

friends of pando influencers needed

Influencers

Just as Pandos’ over 40,000 branches are interconnected, you are a connector on Twitter, Reddit, Instagram, Medium, Facebook, Twitch and others. Social media influencers are a great way to help bring awareness abouyt Pando, dispell common myths and help educate the public.

Who You Are

Social media guru, influencer, digital marketing professional

Time Commitment

Varies

Location

Virtual office, online and some on-site opportunities to live-tweet activities

We Will Provide

Virtual office space and tools, media guides, fact sheets you can share, and ready-to-go posts and feedback on how your efforts perform

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