Apply to be a Growing Futures Adult Supervisor

What do you want to do this summer?

  • Help the environment
  • Build resume and grow career
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Make new friends
  • Have fun (wilderness survival training, professional tree climbing, and more!)

Grow your future by getting hands-on job experience, planting, watering and caring for trees, while exploring career options and learning important life skills, such as managing money, CPR training and more!

Join Trees Forever this summer to become a Growing Futures Adult Supervisor! Growing Futures is a group of young people who plant, water and maintain thousands of trees around Des Moines. As a Growing Futures Adult Supervisor, you will work alongside the Growing Futures Teammates (GFTs), hone your leadership skills and lead by example. Apply for the summer session at 20 hours per week from June through August and/or 8 hours on Saturdays during the spring and fall sessions. Pay is $15 per hour and lunch will be provided each day.

Skills we are looking for: 

Willingness to jump in, problem solving, safety consciousness, perseverance, delegation and empowerment, accountability, commitment, and passion.

To qualify, you must:

  • Be 19 or older
  • Have a valid U.S. drivers license
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Have the ability to carry at least 80 pounds
  • Demonstrate a good attitude and leadership skills

The 2019 program dates are as follows. 

Spring Session - Saturdays, April 20 - June 1, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Summer Session - Monday through Thursday, June 10 - August 8, 2019 during a morning shift (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) or afternoon shift (noon - 5:00 p.m.)

Adult crew leaders must also attend a separate orientation and training session prior to Growing Futures youth teammates starting (date to be determined). 

Thank you for your interest in the 2019 Growing Futures Team! We are collecting applications for spring and summer 2019 employment. In your application, please select if you are interested in applying for spring, summer, or both sessions. A staff member will follow up with you once you submit your application below. If you have specific questions, please email Leslie Berckes or call 515-681-2295.