Volunteer with Us

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

Ready to get your hands dirty planting trees? Or, perhaps, take the next step and become a Crew Leader? Looking for weekday/night opportunities? Awesome. Friends of Trees strives to provide safe, fun, and fulfilling volunteer roles that cater to different ages, personal interests, physical abilities, and schedules. Please check out our current needs below!

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!

Service hours? Youth Waiver? What to wear? Please consider reading our volunteer FAQ webpage as a helpful resource. Many of our events have varying levels of accessibility, learn more about accessible events here.

Volunteer Roles

Below are some of the ways you can volunteer at Friends of Trees. We are mostly active between October and April.

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.

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.

Summer Tree Inspector

Help check on newly-planted trees in your neighborhood!

Bike Planter

Bike planters transport & plant trees with their pedal power. Bikers with or without trailers are welcome to join and plant at select Saturday events. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Neighborhood Coordinator

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

Friday Event Prep

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

Event Photographer

Got a talent for capturing the special moments during a busy event? We could use your talent to help at our Saturday events!

Tree Caller

Help Tree Recipients select their own tree for their upcoming neighborhood planting. Great role for individuals looking to use or improve their phone skills!