There are two different forms for reporting hours. Volunteer hours need to be reported so that the program can continue to be funded. Reporting education hours needs to happen to continue as a TCA. Click here to view hours that you’ve already reported!
Sometimes what to report and how can be confusing, especially for those who are involved in multiple programs. Here are some general guidelines:
What to report for volunteer hours:
Anytime volunteered for a city, non-profit or state organization that helps improve the life of a tree. This can include a range of activities from invasive removal to answering questions about tree pests. If you’re really in question of whether it counts as TCA volunteer hours, ask other TCAs to see what they apply as hours, and if you’re really in doubt ask the TCA volunteer coordinator. Click here to report your volunteer hours!
What to report for education hours:
Reputable organizations that provide classes on tree care. Currently update trainings that are provided by the Tree Care Advisor program, classes provided through non-profits, classes through any college. All of these may be reported as long as their subject matter is on trees or urban forestry. Click here to report your education hours!
How to report volunteer and education hours:
Hours can be reported by filling out an online form, through e-mail, or by mailing in the report hours form you receive through the quarterly newsletter. Pick one best way that works for you and stick with it. It’s more important that you report the hours than how you do it.
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