Positions for the program will be filled using a lottery system. Applying does not guarantee a position. Incomplete or ineligible applications will not be considered.
Once received, your application will be reviewed for completeness and eligibility. You will then be mailed a School Verification Form to be brought to your school counselor. This form is required and must be completed by your school counselor.
You will not be eligible until you attend a paperwork session to fill out forms that require a physical signature. Paperwork session will take place at various metro locations from March 30-April 29 and details will be mailed to you.
After all paperwork sessions are concluded in mid-April, eligible applicants will be grouped by location and placed in a pool for potential selection. Positions will be filled using a lottery system. We anticipate sending decision emails to indicate your application status by the end of April. Your status will be a job offer or notification of being placed on the wait list. If you are placed on the wait list, there is a good chance that you may still receive a position offer. We fill position vacancies from the wait list throughout much of the summer.
Expected Timeline for 2021
February 19th: Applications made availabe
March 26th: Deadline for applications (if sending paper application, must be postmarked by this date)
March 30th - April 29th: All applicants must attend a paperwork session to be considered for employment
April 30th: School verification due
June 14: Program begins (dates will vary based on county and crew assignment)
August 13th: Program ends (dates will vary based on county and crew assignment)
Tree Trust partners with the Northeast Metro Area Learning Center to offer academic credits to participants. Youth can earn up to two elective credits by completing the program.
If you have questions or need assistance completing this application, please call Tree Trust at 952-767-3880.