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Apply for our Youth Tree Tender Program!
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Are you a high school student who is seeking summer employment? Do you enjoy the outdoors, sustainability, and the environment? Apply for our new youth summer employment program to become a steward of Bloomington’s urban forest!


CanopyBloomington is a new 501(c)(3) social impact organization based in Bloomington. We engage our community in planting and caring for our urban forest together, in order to build a resilient and equitably green city for all. Our overall project is the planting of more trees in Bloomington to address tree equity issues, enhance climate resiliency, and to engage community members as stewards of our urban forest.  In order to help plant and maintain these trees and help fulfill our mission of community engagement and tree equity, we are starting a Youth Tree Tenders program to train and educate teenagers about the benefits of trees, why it’s necessary to care for them, and allow them to apply that knowledge in the field through tree maintenance. In addition to planting, watering, pruning, and mulching trees, Youth Tree Tenders will participate in environmental education modules, team building activities, and have opportunities to gain life-enrichment and career development skills. Have any additional questions? Please contact our Forestry Director, Hannah, at


Applicants must be at least 16 years of age, currently enrolled in high school,  and have an interest in and ability to perform physical labor such as digging, carrying tools and buckets of mulch, and pulling ~15 gallon water tanks on wheels. Applicants have a responsibility of being punctual and consistent in attendance. Additionally, applicants must be unbiased towards gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.


10 hrs per week, 3 days a week

Monday, 9 - 11 am

Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 am - 1 pm

Start Date: Monday, May 23rd

End Date: Wednesday, July 27th


$13.29 per hour

Applications for this position will open on Friday, March 18th and will close on Friday, April 15th!

We are proud to say this program is supported by:

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