Volunteer with Us

Learn about our volunteer roles & when your help is most needed!

Friends of Trees strives to provide safe, fun, and fulfilling volunteer roles that cater to different ages, personal interests, abilities, and schedules. You can view our available volunteer shifts in the Portland-metro and Salem regions on our Event Calendar. For Eugene-Springfield volunteer opportunities, check out our Eugene-Springfield Calendar.

Staying safe during COVID-19: The health of our volunteers and staff is our highest priority. Friends of Trees has been revising our programming in order to continue our mission while following the regulations put forth by the CDC and Oregon Health Authority. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this together, and ask for your understanding. If you would like to learn more about the precautions and adjustments we are making to minimize the spread of COVID-19, you can view our Volunteer FAQ & COVID page here.

If there is any accommodation you need to make your event experience successful, please don’t hesitate to let us know.  That’s what we’re here for! Many of our events have varying levels of accessibility, learn more about accessible events here.

Volunteer Roles

Below are the current available roles. Please read through these and be in touch with any questions. This planting season will look different, but we believe that we can still achieve common goals together!

Tree Planter

You believe in the big impact of multiple small efforts. You want to plant small native trees and shrubs that you can carry yourself. You may want to bring your child to plant. You love discovering new natural areas and want to green your local park or nature area too.

Planting Crew Leader

You believe that the benefits of trees belong to all people and communities. You are comfortable moving & lifting large trees that are 6+ ft tall. You have a desire to plant trees & build tree advocacy at the neighborhood-level.