Volunteer in Salem

Help plant trees in Oregon's State Capital!

Let's plant trees together!

Help needed on Saturday mornings — plant trees and make a difference greening Salem! Everyone attending an event is required arrive wearing a face mask and keep 6′ of distance from others not in their own household. Friends of Trees will provide tools, physically-distanced guidance, and drinking water. Work gloves will be available to borrow, but if you prefer you’re welcome to bring your own.  Friends of Trees requires that all volunteers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine be fully vaccinated and willing to show proof at the event if asked. Volunteers not eligible for the vaccine (ie, youth under the age of 12 or highly immunocompromised folks over 12) are still welcome at the event and are highly encouraged to wear their mask for the entire event. For more information on safety protocol and other frequently asked questions, please read our COVID-19 & FAQ page.

Events are held Saturday mornings (9am – 1pm) from November – May — your help needed! Planting with Friends of Trees is a great way to get outside with your friends or family (or by yourself!), learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements, and help make the Salem area greener and healthier—all in a few short hours.

Register to save your place via the Online Planting Calendar

Volunteer as a group!

Friends of Trees welcomes groups to volunteer together at our planting events! Planting trees with your group is fun, promotes group bonding and team-building, and is a great way to give back to the community. One person from the group may register the full group, simply visit the online calendar and fill out the registration form for that event, indicating the number of people in the group. Depending on your group size, we may need to split the group up into smaller planting crews. If you have any questions about which event is right for your group, please don’t hesitate to be in touch with our Volunteer & Outreach team: volunteer@friendsoftrees.org

We look forward to planting with you this season!