Volunteer with us!


Friends of Trees welcomes volunteers all year, in all parts of our work, from planning to planting. Find a role that suits you best! We look forward to working with you!



Current Volunteer Roles:

Saturday Tree Planters

Wednesday Planters

-Truck Drivers & Bike Planters






Our most popular volunteer role is as a Saturday tree planter. Our events occur almost every Saturday from 9am-1pm and run October - April where you'd be able to simply show up and plant or care for trees. We provide coffee and breakfast treats, as well as gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance.

No experience is necessary and all we ask is that volunteers show up in a timely fashion dress appropriately for the weather. Check out our online calendar for more details and come on out to plant trees and have fun with us!

Bring your family, scout group, or coworker group! We just ask that you fill out this Group Registration Form.

Questions about volunteering with Friends of Trees? Check out our Volunteer FAQs page.



Plant on a weekday!

Unavailable on Saturdays and still want to plant and care for trees?  Or perhaps you're a die-hard tree planter and also want to plant on a weekday morning?  Then Wednesday Planters is for you!

We schedule a small handful of volunteers every Wednesday to plant trees at our natural area or neighborhood sites.  We ask you to meet us at 9:30am at our NE Portland office (3117 NE MLK Blvd).  You'll hop into one of our Friends of Trees trucks with a staff member and another volunteer or two, plant trees, and we'll have you back to the office by 1:00pm.

Sounds like fun?  Then let's get you signed up for the next available shift!  Please fill out our Current Needs form to let us know your interest and we'll get back in touch as soon as we're able!

Email Jenny & Randi atvolunteer@friendsoftrees.orgfor more information about the role.


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Our neighborhood tree planting events have a lot of moving parts: trees, tools, homeowners, volunteers... the list goes on! We've got a few special volunteer roles at the top of our neighborhood planting wish-list this season:

  • Truck Drivers: Every planting crew needs one of these heros! Truck drivers help us get our trees and our tools from home to home on neighborhood planting day! Whether you just want to volunteer in your own neighborhood or at a planting each weekend, we'd love to have your help! Check out the Truck Driver Volunteer Form to see a list of planting dates where we could use your help!
  • bikeplanterBike Planters: If two-wheeled planting is more your style, perhaps a little tree planting by bike is more up
    your alley! Bicycling crews transport all of the trees, tools and people to various homes in the neighborhood to plant trees that will ultimately absorb CO2 and mitigate stormwater runoff—as well as a host of intangible community benefits.

    Fill out our Bike Planter Volunteer Form to save your spot on a bike crew this season!

Let us know which role works best for you. Meet your neighbors, make an impact and beautify our neighborhoods all at the same time. And you'll love the free coffee, breakfast treats and the potluck lunch at the end of the planting!

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Questions about volunteering? Check out our Volunteer FAQs page. You can reach Jenny Bedell-Stiles and Randi Orth 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!