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: We are requiring that all volunteers are fully vaccinated (with exceptions for those who are not eligible such as youth under age 12), everyone arrives at their event wearing a well-fitted face mask, and keep 6’+ of physical distance from those not in your own household. Learn more about the precautions and adjustments we are making to minimize the spread of COVID-19 on the 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

Please see available volunteer roles below, and sign-up for the one(s) that are right for you -- we can't wait to work with you!

Planting Crew Leader

You believe that the benefits of trees belong to all people and communities, and are willing to volunteer several times in the next year toward this cause. You are comfortable moving & lifting trees and tools. You have a desire to teach others and lead small groups from the public. Currently recruiting for Fall trainings!

Tree Planter

You believe in the big impact of one-time efforts. You may want to plant with a group, your family, or by yourself and meet new people! You want to green your local park or neighborhood.

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.