Volunteer in Salem!

Get involved planting and caring for trees in Salem! Below are a few helpful links to get you started - we hope to see you soon!

Plant It Salem!


- Train to be a Salem Crew Leader!

- Planting event dates announced for 17-18

- Tree planters needed (groups too!)

- Salem planting photos & blog



Now Recruiting: Salem Crew Leaders for the 17-18 Season!

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Crew Leaders teach other volunteers how to plant trees and work together as a team.  Crew Leaders attend a training in October to learn proper planting technique and how to guide volunteers during planting events. Crew Leading is a great way to meet other Salemites, hone your leadership skills, and make a difference greening the community in just a few hours!

During our planting season, each Crew Leader commits to guiding small groups of planters at four or more Saturday morning plantings and tree care events. You receive our popular "Tree Team" t-shirt and are invited to attend Friends of Trees leadership appreciation celebrations too.

Salem Crew Leader training is scheduled for Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm. Space is limited, register to save your spot today!

Sign-up HERE for Salem Crew Leader Training!

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Planting Event Dates Announced for 17-18

Come plant trees and make a difference greening the Salem community!  Gloves, tools, guidance, and breakfast snacks/coffee provided at all events.  Simply dress for the weather, and come expecting to have fun!

Groups of 5+ people are requested to RSVP using our Group Registration Form.  Small groups of 4 or fewer and individuals are welcome to simply show up!

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 Volunteer planters (and groups!) always needed


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Calling all tree-planters!  Our community tree planting events are held Saturday mornings (9am - 1pm) from November - April and we always need more help! Planting with Friends of Trees is a great way to get outside with your friends or family (or by yourself!), learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements, and help make the Salem area greener and healthier - all in a few short hours!

Volunteer as a group! Friends of Trees planting events are excellent ways for groups to learn team-building skills, have fun together and give back to the community.  RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of 5 or more people - please click HERE to do so.

If you're under 18 years old, we require you bring a signed copy of our Youth Waiver with you to the event.

Want to be notified of an upcoming volunteer event in your neck of the woods? Fill out our Salem Volunteer Interest Form!

We look forward to planting with you this season!

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Friends of Trees Salem - Photos & Blog Archive


See our growing library of images from past planting events HERE.

Check out the Friends of Trees Salem archive on our blog Growth Rings HERE.

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Questions about volunteering? Check out our Volunteer FAQs page. You can also reach Jenny Bedell-Stiles and Pablo Brito in the Volunteer & Outreach Program at volunteer@friendsoftrees.org or 503-595-0213. We're here to help make your volunteer experience a good one!