Volunteer in the Portland Metro Area

Volunteer opportunities in Clackamas, Marion, Multnomah and Washington Counties, Oregon; and in Clark County, Washington.

Planting season is in full swing and YOU can be a part of it!

Volunteer to plant trees or to help us in other ways in the Portland-Vancouver Metro Area. Take a look at the list below to see which role looks like a good fit for your interests. If you want to volunteer as a Saturday tree-planter and you’re not with a large group, visit our planting event calendar, find the location that works for you, and just show up, no registration necessary!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch: volunteer@friendsoftrees.org • 503-595-0213

Friends of Trees volunteer roles
Saturday Tree Planters

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. We provide gloves, tools and guidance … just dress appropriately for the weather, prepare to get a little dirty, and wear sturdy shoes or boots (knee-high rubber boots are ideal if you have them). We have multiple planting events almost every Saturday morning, usually 9:00am-1:00pm. Please check our Online Planting Calendar for all the details.

RSVPs kindly requested for groups of 5 people or more via our Group Registration Form. RSVPs are not required for individuals or groups of 4 or fewer—you may simply show up!

Bike Planters and Truck Drivers

Plant trees by bike! If you have a bike and/or a bike trailer, and are interested in planting neighborhood trees in this uniquely Northwest style, this role may be for you!  Please click on our Plant by Bike Form for more details on these Saturday morning events, and sign-up for any that look like a good fit for you!

Calling all trucks! Trees in our Neighborhood Trees Program need help to get to their new homes. Volunteers with pick-up trucks make this possible! Open-beds (no canopy) and trailers are preferred (our trees can be tall!). Volunteer truck drivers carry trees, tools and supplies on planting day to support a crew of planters at our Saturday morning events.  Sign-up for a shift on our Truck Driver Sign-up Form.

Winter Crew Leader Training

Do you want to teach others how to plant trees? Friends of Trees Crew Leaders are some of our most important volunteers because they teach volunteers from the public how to plant trees and work together as a team.  No experience planting trees?  No worries!  Crew Leaders attend either a Fall or Winter training to learn proper planting technique and hone their leadership skills working with the public at our planting events.

During planting season, each Crew Leader commits to guiding small groups of planters at 3-4 or more Saturday morning plantings. Each Crew Leader receives our popular “Tree Team” t-shirt and is invited to attend Friends of Trees leadership celebrations (with fun raffle prizes and giveaways).

Registration for our winter training is now open!  REGISTER HERE for this event on Saturday, January 27th, 9am-3pm in Tualatin, OR

Questions? Get in touch with our team at volunteeer@friendsoftreesorg // 503-595-0213

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Upcoming Events

22
Feb

Celebration of Trees!
RSVP for location

24
Feb

Dharma Rain Zen Center (NE Portland)
Dharma Rain Zen Center, 8500 NE Siskiyou St, Portland, OR 97220

24
Feb

Dharma Rain Zen Center (NE Portland)
Dharma Rain Zen Center, 8500 NE Siskiyou St, Portland, OR 97220, USA

24
Feb

Woodhaven Park (Sherwood)
23520 SW Pinehurst Dr, Sherwood, OR 97140, USA

24
Feb

Minto Island Park (Salem)
200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

24
Feb

Argay, Parkrose, Parkrose Heights, Russell, Wilkes Neighborhood Planting (E Portland)
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, 12505 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97230, USA

1
Mar

Trees & Health: Growing the Solution
World Trade Center Portland, 121 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204, USA

3
Mar

Powell Butte Lower Floodplain (SE Portland)
5465 SE Circle Ave, Portland, OR 97236, USA

3
Mar

Gales Creek (Forest Grove)
1918 16th Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116, USA

3
Mar

Alameda, Hollywood, Irvington, Sullivan’s Gulch, Sabin, Grant Park Neighborhood Planting (NE Portland)
Holladay Park Church of God, 2120 Northeast Tillamook Street, Portland, OR 97212

10
Mar

Judson Middle School (Salem)
4512 Jones Rd SE, Salem, OR 97302, USA

10
Mar

Columbia Slough Natural Area (NE Portland)
11058 NE Simpson St, Portland, OR 97220, USA

10
Mar

Tualatin River Greenway (Tualatin)
7041 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062, USA

10
Mar

Concordia, Vernon Neighborhood Planting (NE Portland)
St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6700 NE 29th Ave, Portland, OR 97211, USA

17
Mar

Happy Valley Park (Happy Valley)
13770 SE Ridgecrest Rd, Happy Valley, OR 97086, USA

17
Mar

North Johnson Creek Trail (SW Portland)
875 SW 90th Ave, Portland, OR 97225, USA

17
Mar

Arbor Lodge, Kenton, Overlook, Portsmouth Neighborhood Planting (N Portland)
Peace Lutheran Church, 2201 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland, OR 97217, USA

24
Mar

Minto Island Park (Salem)
200 Water St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

24
Mar

Jackson Bottom Wetlands (Hillsboro)
2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123, USA

24
Mar

NE Vancouver Neighborhood Planting (Vancouver, WA)
East Woods Presbyterian, 16210 NE 20th St, Vancouver, WA 98684, USA

31
Mar

All Eugene-Springfield Neighborhoods Planting
Friends of Trees office, 12th and Lincoln

31
Mar

Durham City Park (Durham)
17085 SW Arkenstone Dr, Portland, OR 97224, USA

31
Mar

Beaumont-Wilshire, Cully, Roseway Neighborhood Planting (NE Portland)
Native American Youth and Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR 97218, USA

7
Apr

Weathers Park (Salem)
4168 Weathers St NE, Salem, OR 97301, USA

7
Apr

Beaverton Neighborhood Planting
Beaverton Neighborhood Planting

7
Apr

Felida, North Salmon Creek, West Hazel Dell Neighborhood Planting (Clark County)
Felida, North Salmon Creek, West Hazel Dell Neighborhood Planting (Clark County)

7
Apr

Tranquil Park Tree Care (Wilsonville)
Tranquil Park, 10580 SW Parkwood Ln, Wilsonville, OR 97070, USA

14
Apr

Tualatin River Greenway (Tualatin)
7041 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062, USA

14
Apr

Rockwood Neighborhood Planting (Gresham)
Rockwood Neighborhood Planting (Gresham)

14
Apr

Northwest Industrial District Neighborhood Planting (NW Portland)
Northwest Industrial District Neighborhood Planting (NW Portland)

14
Apr

Columbia Children’s Arboretum Tree Care (NE Portland)
10040 NE 6th Dr, Portland, OR 97211, USA

20
Apr

Brown’s Ferry Park Tree Care (Tualatin)
6159 SW Nyberg Ln, Tualatin, OR 97062

21
Apr

Memorial Park Pollinator Hedgerow Plant Care (Wilsonville)
7590 SW Schroeder Way, Wilsonville, OR 97070, USA

28
Apr

Columbia Slough Natural Area Tree Care (NE Portland)
11058 NE Simpson St, Portland, OR 97220

12
May

Powell Butte Lower Floodplain Tree Care (SE Portland)
5465 SE Circle Ave, Portland, OR 97236, USA