Interested in planting trees? Learning about trees? Making a difference giving back to your community! Then our Saturday morning community planting events are for you! Tree Planters are needed each Saturday morning from October through April -- you're welcome to attend a single 4-hr event, or as many as you like!
Planting events run from 9am – 1pm and we ask that volunteers arrive by 8:45am to be assigned a crew and enjoy some free breakfast treats and hot coffee/chocolate! In addition to free treats to fuel you up, Friends of Trees also provides gloves (youth sizes, too!), tools and tree planting guidance from a trained Crew Leader. Please come dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy, closed-toe shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a little muddy.
"How do I RSVP?" View our Online Calendar that lists all our event times and locations. Click on the event of your choice and fill out the quick registration form to save your place! Please know registration is required to attend a Friends of trees event. Groups are welcome to attend as well! Please let us know the approximate number of people in your group when you submit the registration form.
We welcome people of all ages and abilities. If you desire any accommodation to make your volunteer experience more successful, please let us know in advance of the event you're interested in. No previous experience is necessary. We provide gloves, tools and guidance…just dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
"What about Covid-19?" The safety of volunteers and staff is our number one priority at Friends of Trees. We are requiring that all people at our events are fully-vaccinated (with the exception of those who are ineligible, such as children younger than 5, anyone severely immunocompromised, etc), bring and wear a face mask through the event introductions, respect 6' or more of distance from others not in their own household, bring your own water bottle and any other snacks or beverages you will need, and cancel if anyone in your household feels unwell within two weeks of this event. Please see our Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more details.
If you have any questions about this role or an event, please feel free to contact Jenny, Carey, and Gabriel with our Volunteer & Outreach team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-595-0213. We hope to work with you soon!