Volunteer in Salem

Help plant trees in Oregon's State Capital!

 Calling all tree-lovers!

Come plant trees and make a difference greening the Salem community!  Gloves, tools, guidance, and breakfast snacks/coffee provided at all events.  Simply dress for the weather, and come expecting to have fun.

Our community tree planting events are held Saturday mornings (9am – 1pm) from November – April and we always need more help! 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.

Looking for a leadership role? Become a Salem Crew Leader today: Crew Leaders are trained volunteers who are crucial to successful Friends of Trees’ events. They are trained to lead groups of volunteers in proper planting technique and maintain a fun and educational vibe at our events. Friends of Trees is aiming to plant thousands of native trees and shrubs across Salem parks and green spaces this year. Help us make those goals a reality and register to become a Crew Leader! Crew Leaders commit to guiding small groups of planters at 4 (or more) Saturday morning plantings, Nov – April. The training is free (and includes lunch and a t-shirt!) but registration is required.  Register HERE to train for this popular role.

Volunteer as a group! Friends of Trees planting events are excellent ways for groups to learn team-building skills, have fun together and give back to the community.  RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of 5 or more people.

If you’re under 18 years old, we require you bring a signed copy of our Youth Waiver with you to the event.

We look forward to planting with you this season!