Volunteer with us!

Portland-Vancouver and Salem metro areas


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!



Be a Call Star!

Neighborhood Coordinator Trainings

Planting Crew Leader Trainings







Be a Call Star!

Help grow greener neighborhoods by calling our ‘treecipients’ to help them pick out new trees for their neighborhood tree planting. You’ll learn about the different types of trees available through FOT planting programs, and how to help neighbors navigate the FOT website and tree ordering process.

This is a very social volunteer role, great for someone interested in refining their phone calling and customer service skills. Read more about the role here.

» Sign up to join the Call Star Team!

A short training is required -- and you’ll be asked to commit to at least three Wednesday evenings at our office at 3117 NE MLK Blvd in NE Portland. Total time commitment is about 7-10 hours, but this is an ongoing role through March.


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Neighborhood Coordinator Trainings!

Looking for a good way to get connected with your community? Bolster that resume?
Make a difference in your neighborhood? Or maybe you just want to snag one of our coveted Tree Team t-shirts?

The Neighborhood Coordinator role is a great way to learn about trees and meet more of your neighbors -- all while making a big impact in your immediate neighborhood.

NC's are the local neighborhood hub of information for their neighbors who want to plant trees – and the volunteers who want to help plant them! They encourage their neighbors to plant trees, help them select the right tree for their space, and then help FOT staff manage the neighborhood planting day.

To register for a training – please fill out this form – and we'll match you up with a FOT staff member for a quick orientation to the role!

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Crew Leader Trainings -- Coming Soon!

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Sign up for one of the most important roles here at Friend of Trees!

Crew Leaders teach our volunteers how to plant trees and work together as a team – all while having fun and enjoying good food and coffee! Crew Leaders attend a training in November to learn how to plant trees and how to guide volunteers at planting events at green space restoration sites or at our neighborhood planting events.

Being a Crew Leader is a way to give back to your community and make new connections - all while having fun! You'll be hard-pressed to find a better way to spend your winter. A few of our most dedicated crew leaders have even been with us for decades!

Are you interested in attending a Crew Leader training this fall? Email Ian B or Jenny B at volunteer@friendsoftrees.org and let's get started doing great work together!

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CONTACT US!  For more information about any of our volunteer opportunities, please email Jenny Bedell-Stiles or Ian Bonham in the Volunteer & Outreach Program.  You can also reach us at 503-595-0213.  We're here to help make your volunteer experience a good one.