TreeUtah is on the look out for a few enthusiastic individuals who can help us share the importance of trees with 2nd graders around Salt Lake County by BEING a tree!  When you step into our mascot, Carrie, you’re transformed into an inspirational beacon of green.  You will guide kids to have an appreciation and understanding of why we love and NEED trees.  Not to mention you’re the cause for endless smiles and laughs!

This could be you!

Carrie Cottonwood Volunteers are responsible for helping us present Discovering Trees with Carrie Cottonwood, an award winning assembly program for 2nd graders in Salt Lake County.  Since 2011 this program has visited over 9,500 students and 100 schools in Salt Lake County. Occasionally, Carrie makes appearances around town at special events. We need people like you to help us achieve our goal of educating children and adults about the benefits of trees by taking on the important role of our charismatic cottonwood tree. Volunteers should be available for 3 to 5 school visits during the school year, wearing the costume for 30 to 45 minutes at a time.

Carrie Cottonwood Volunteers will:

  • Commit to 3 to 5 school visits during the school year; visits last 2 to 3 hours and occur between 8am and 3pm
  • Represent TreeUtah at schools and tabling events
  • Make a positive impact on environmental education in Utah!

TreeUtah will provide:

  • Training on school programs, environmental education and practice wearing the costume
  • Transportation to and from the TreeUtah office to schools
  • A TreeUtah t-shirt, water bottle and a post school visit “recovery package”
  • Recognition for volunteer hours served at our Fall Volunteer Appreciation Party

For more details, please send inquiries to Arly Landry at