We plant trees with community volunteers throughout Western Oregon and Southwest Washington from October to April. Find the location that works for you; learn more about leadership roles; discover opportunities for employee team-building events; find out about other ways you can volunteer with us; and check out our season planting calendar. There’s a role for everyone to make our communities greener and healthier for all!
Please email us with any questions or for more information. You can also check out Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering with Friends of Trees, it’s full of useful information about volunteering with a group, what to wear, youth volunteers, and more.
All of our volunteer activities are open to all—all are welcome. Learn about our commitment to equity and inclusion.
We look forward to planting trees with you!
Need an employee team-building event?
Friends of Trees has private volunteer events for work groups where your team can work together to plant or care for trees in natural areas in the Portland Metro region.
- Summer Inspector TrainingFriends of Trees Eugene Metro, 338 W 11th Ave #103, Eugene, OR 97401, USAMay 30, 2019
Summer inspectors are always one of our most popular volunteers roles.
Why? These trained volunteers learn how to assess the health of newly planted street and yard trees and give homeowners watering and mulching tips. Being a summer inspector gives you a chance to meet your neighbors and to help them take care of their trees during the critical first summer after planting.Each inspector checks on his or her assigned trees twice during the summer, wrapping up by mid August. Plus, you get to stroll around Eugene or Springfield's beautiful neighborhoods in the summer sun at your own leisure. Not a bad way to do good work.
Our training is Thursday, May 30th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided! RSVP is required. RSVP here.
- Pruning Leader TrainingFriends of Trees Eugene Metro, 338 W 11th Ave #103, Eugene, OR 97401, USAAugust 1, 2019
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in learning how to prune young trees as Pruning Leaders. Similar to Crew Leaders, Pruning Leaders will pair up and guide volunteers in the fine art and science of pruning young street trees. We will have a brief demonstration of proper pruning technique, then break into small teams and practice our new skills on some trees near the office. RSVP is required~
When: Thursday, August 1st
Time: We will open the doors at 5:30 for food, drink, and mingling fun. Training starts promptly at 6:00.
Where: FOTE Office
Did I mention food and beverages will be provided??
Feel free to call Taylor at 541-632-3683 or email Taylorg@friendsoftrees.org with any questions or concerns.