How to Volunteer

Learn about our volunteer roles & when we need your help!

Friends of Trees would simply not be what we are without our immeasurable volunteer community. We strive to provide safe, fun, and fulfilling volunteer roles that cater to different ages, personal interests, physical abilities, and schedules. Summer is our slower season with slightly fewer volunteer opportunities.  Please check out our current needs below!  Many of our volunteer roles run October – May, mirroring our planting and tree-care season.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch!

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Or give us a call at: 503-595-0213

Our Volunteer Roles

Neighborhood Coordinator

Flexible + One Saturday: Neighborhood Coordinators work with Friends of Trees staff to plan and coordinate their neighborhood's annual planting event.

Crew Leader

Friends of Trees Crew Leaders help lead our planting crews throughout the season. These trained volunteers ensure that our volunteers are safe, have fun, and plant trees correctly to ensure their long-term survival.

Tree Caller

Wednesdays: Help 'treecipients' select their tree for their upcoming neighborhood planting. Great role for individuals looking to use or improve their phone skills!

Truck Driver

Volunteers with pick-up trucks and trailers help transport trees to their new homes! Volunteer truck drivers carry trees, tools, and supplies on planting day to support a crew of planters at our Saturday morning events.

Summer Tree Inspector

All Inspection Routes are Supported--thank you!

Friday Event Prep

Fridays: Help our staff prepare for their Saturday events at our office in NE Portland!

Tree Care

April-May Only: Join Friends of Trees in the Spring to care for newly-planted trees, shrubs, and plants!