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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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.

Tree Care Volunteer

If you're looking to volunteer during the warmer months, we need Tree Care volunteers in April & May to mulch newly-planted trees, plants, and shrubs!

Summer Tree Inspector

All Inspection Routes are Supported--thank you!

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.

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.

Friday Event Prep

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

Tree Planter

Tree planters are our flagship volunteer role and help plant trees at weekend events October through April! We welcome people of all ages and abilities. No previous experience necessary.