Volunteer with us!

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We're at the end of our planting season and have fewer volunteer opportunities the months of June - September (thank you anyway for thinking of us!).  Our planting season starts again in October when we'll host volunteer events every Saturday through April.  Please take a look at the list below to see what roles we have and when they are available.  If you have any questions, please don't heistate to be in touch!

volunteer@friendsoftrees.org

503-595-0213

 

 

- Neighborhood Coordinators

- Saturday Planting Volunteers

- Fall Crew Leader Trainings

 


Neighborhood Coordinators

Are you looking for a way to engage in meaningful work in our own neighborhood? Do you have an interest in trees and want to see more of them benefit you and your neighbors? If so, our Neighborhood Coordinator might be the perfect fit for you!

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Neighborhood Coordinators are absolutely critical to the mission and success of Friends of Trees and work closely with staff members to help answer questions from tree purchasers, create outreach strategies, and organize the annual neighborhood planting day.  The most important piece of the equation is the willingness to communicate with your neighbors, get excited about having more trees in your neighborhoods -- and, of course, have fun doing it!

No experience is necessary.  We'll train you in all aspects of this role and support you throughout the planting season. For more information on this role, please check out a recent blog post HERE.

Register your interest to be a Neighborhood Coordinator!

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SATURDAYS:  Planting event roles

  • Tree planters help plant trees at weekend events between October and April. We welcome people of all ages and abilities. No previous experience is necessary. We provide gloves, tools and guidance…just dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. Saturday mornings, 9:00am-1:00pm.
  • Truck drivers are invaluable members of the planting day crew. We always need people with pick-up trucks (without canopies) who are willing to drive their trucks to deliver trees and tools with each planting crew. Saturday mornings, 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Staging site volunteers help unload planting day materials and prep the parking lot for tools/trees for each crew. Saturday mornings, 7:00am-9:00am.
  • Registration volunteers help register other volunteers at the staging site prior to the planting event. Saturday mornings, 8:00am-9:30am
  • Food volunteers provide lunch items for our potluck meals following each neighborhood planting event. People typically provide a crock pot of soup or chili, cookies/dessert items, breads/cheese or other nutritious comfort food. Drop off food between 9:30 – 11:00am at staging site on Saturdays.

 



Fall Crew Leader Trainings

Do you want to teach others how to plant trees?  Crew Leaders are some of our most important volunteers because they teach volunteers from the public how to plant trees and work together as a team.  No experience planting trees?  No worries!  Crew Leaders attend a training in October or November to learn proper planting technique and hone their leadership skills on working with the community.

During our planting season, each Crew Leader commits to guiding small groups of planters at four or more Saturday morning plantings. Each Crew Leader receives our popular "Tree Team" t-shirt and is invited to attend Friends of Trees leadership celebrations.

Interested in learning when registration opens for these trainings?  Let us know!  volunteeer@friendsoftreesorg // 503-595-0213

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Questions about volunteering? Check out our Volunteer FAQs page. You can also reach Jenny Bedell-Stiles and Pablo Brito in the Volunteer & Outreach Program at Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org or 503-595-0213. We're here to help make your volunteer experience a good one!