Here is a list of our current open board positions and committee chairs.
Develop and maintain a list of speakers. Recommend a schedule of programs to the Board. Contact and schedule speakers and obtain information about their presentations, including title and description, their biographical information, and photos for publicity. Provide this information, a schedule of the programs, and a brief draft description of each program to Newsletter Editor, Publicity Chair, and Web Editor for publication and advertising. Reserve meeting rooms and arrange with Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer for rental contracts, payment of rental fees, and insurance as necessary. Recommend programs sponsored by other organizations that may be of interest to Redbud members
Team up to coordinate recruitment, assignment, and recognition of volunteers for Plant Sales and other Redbud activities and projects. Develop, maintain, and update annotated list(s) of volunteer names and contact information, as well as prospective volunteers. Manage “Sign-Up Genius” (online application) database of job descriptions, time slots, & volunteers.
Develop and maintain a list of field trip locations and trip leaders/hosts. Recruit and develop field trip leaders. Provide written descriptions of field trips for publicity. Facilitate practical aspects of field trips, such as waivers. The Field-Trips Chair serves as a voting member of the Board and is part of the Redbud leadership team.
Have an idea for a native-plant hike or field trip you’d like to lead? Know the route, coordinate the trip, and handle queries. No need to be an expert in native plants; Redbud can find someone who knows a lot about plants to pair up with you.
Program Chair and Program Committee
Help plan and prepare for Redbud ‘s programs about native plants and their ecosystems. Identify, recruit and make arrangements with relevant presenters, obtain info about presenters and share with Publicity Committee, and help arrange in-person events. Familiarity with computer projectors and experience doing video of presentations is welcome though not required. The Program Chair serves as a voting member of the Board and is part of the Redbud leadership team.
Conservation Advocacy Committee
Stay up to date about issues in Nevada County and/or Placer County involving native plants and their habitats. Provide timely updates and calls to action via Redbud News articles and our website; social media also encouraged (but not required). Have or be willing to gain skill in reading and responding to environmental impact statements and related public documents. Help increase the understanding of public decision-makers about the importance and the needs of native plants.
Contribute experience in construction, engineering, or assembly of large greenhouses to help other Redbud volunteers complete a partially assembled greenhouse.
Help provide native plants to more people. Learn how to propagate, grow, and care for dozens of native plant species. As a nursery monitor, check young nursery plants; as needed, water plants, remove insect pests, and treat to keep them healthy.
Nursery Workday Volunteers
Join a team on periodic nursery workdays, usually one to three hours. Regular activities include: propagating native plants from seeds or cuttings, potting up plants, labeling plants, washing and sanitizing pots and flats, sanitizing growing benches, weeding, and seasonally putting up and taking down shade fabric.
Publicity Committee: Writer, Editor, Proofreader, Graphics, Photographer
Use your talents to share news about our Redbud Chapter and about native plants. Share one or more skills in visual and communication arts, such as recruiting contributors, writing, editing, proofreading, photography, or graphic design. We have been using Microsoft Word or equivalent for most actions. Do simple photo editing on whatever application you prefer. Our layout needs are quite simple.
In the Redbud News (published approximately every two months), we share timely news about our Redbud Chapter and about native plants.
Our website focuses not only on upcoming Redbud events but on providing a wide array of enduring information about native plants, their habitats, local conservation advocacy, and gardening with natives, as well as Redbud events (including plant sales). Website is on user-friendly WordPress, so no coding required.
Publicity Committee: Marketing
Get the word out about upcoming Redbud programs, plant sales, and field trips. Help plan where and how to increase awareness of Redbud events among our members and the public. As appropriate, use both traditional media (such as our newsletter, news releases, radio, and flyers) and social media (such as Facebook, Instagram, and NextDoor).
Meet people and get the word out about Redbud and about native plants, even sell plants. Redbud does public outreach about native plants by setting up a table at appropriate public events.
Establish and maintain a well-organized, usable, diverse, and secure online library of high-quality photo images available to use for by Redbud in newsletters, websites, and publicity. Assure that photographer copyrights are respected and that photographers are properly credited. Make library accessible to appropriate Redbud volunteers but secure from use by others. May recruit photographers to contribute images.