Teen Urban Tree Corps Summer 2024 Program

Interested in environmental justice, trees, and community?

Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps program

Are you a Boston teen interested in learning how to improve Boston’s environment? Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps this summer to care for Boston’s trees, learn about careers in forestry, go on field trips to some of Boston’s best green spaces, and more!


For Team Leaders:

Speak for the Trees is actively recruiting for Team Leaders. Working under the direction of the SFTT’s education staff, the TUTC Team Leader will supervise TUTC youth participants. For approximately 25 hours per week, the Team Leader will work with and oversee a group of 4-5 teens. Approximately 3 days each week will be spent conducting field work that includes watering, mulching, and weeding of street trees. They will co-lead lessons indoors to the entire group, as well as chaperone the group on field trips and outings. An additional 5-10 hours per week will be spent assisting the Program Coordinator with planning curriculum and preparing material. The Team Leader will be required to complete 2 weeks of training in late June in advance of the beginning of the program.

Date: mid-June to mid-August, 2024 (exact dates TBD)

Hours per week: ~ 30 hours/week

Salary: ~ $20 per hour

For Teens:

  • Late June, 2024 to Mid August, 2024 (exact dates TBD), 7 weeks total
  • 25 hours/week
  • $15/hour
  • Outdoor work includes tree care (watering and mulching)
  • Field trips to the Harvard Forest, Arnold Arboretum, Spectacle Island, and more
  • Activities include tree identification, tree climbing, and invasive species removal

Please note, this position is only open to Boston residents between the ages of 14-18. Apply below.