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. Recruitment is now open for multiple volunteer roles — please take a look at the list below to see which role looks like a good fit for your interests.  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

Other Ways to Volunteer

Tree Team Ambassador

Join Friends of Trees at local events and chat with the public about our offerings and programs!

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

June-August (flexible): Help monitor the health of newly-planted street & yard trees in your city!

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!

Neighborhood Coordinator

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