Volunteer in Salem

Help plant trees in Oregon's State Capital!

 Calling all tree-lovers!

Plant trees and make a difference greening Salem!  Gloves, tools, guidance, and breakfast snacks/coffee provided at all events.  Dress to be comfortable working outdoors, getting dirty, and get ready to have fun. Families, groups, and individuals welcome!

Community tree planting 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.

Looking for a leadership role?

We are currently recruiting for an important leadership position on planting called a Crew LeaderCrew Leaders 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.  Space limited.

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!