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!
Upcoming event in Salem (postponed until 1.11.14)
Upcoming event in Salem!
Saturday, December 7th in Salem: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 11th!
For the first time ever, we have a series of planting events in Salem this season. The first event will be held on Saturday, January 11th at Clark Creek Park. We'll be planting native trees and shrubs to restore natural habitat in park closest to the creek. If you'd like to sign-up for this event and to receive more information, please fill out this form:
While our planting volunteers form the backbone of our Saturday morning tree planting events, there are two volunteer roles that put a twist on the traditional role -- bike-powered planters and pick-up truck drivers!
We need people with pick-up trucks (ideally without canopies) who are willing to work with us to load their truck with trees, tools and materials to help a planting crew work their way around to the different homes getting trees on planting day. We always struggle to fill this need, so if you'd be interested in helping at one (or more!) of our Neighborhood Trees planting events, please let us know by filling out this form:
If you're one of those people who wishes you could do everything by bike, you should consider planting trees by bike! Every season, we choose several plantings where some planting crews are powered entirely by bike. Transportation of tools, trees and materials all go by bike, making it a carbon-negative way of spending a Saturday morning. Below are the dates when we'll be organizing Plant By Bike! crews, so if you're interested in joining one, please fill out this form:
Plant By Bike events
12.7.13 :: Buckman, HAND, Richmond neighborhoods
1.18.14 :: Laurelhurst, Kerns, Sunnyside, N. Tabor neighborhoods
2.1.14 :: Piedmont, Woodlawn neighborhoods
2.8.14 :: Boise, Humboldt, Eliot, King neighborhoods
2.22.14 :: Westside Vancouver neighborhoods
Would you like to help get more trees planted around town? Do you like talking with people interested in the same thing? You can do both as a Call Star with for Friends of Trees this season.
You’ll help connect interested homeowners to the right tree for their space and tastes, as well as let them know how they can volunteer at the planting event in their neighborhood. It’s a bit of community organizing and a bit of customer service--all in the service of increasing our urban canopy.
The Call Star sessions are held at our office at 3117 NE MLK Blvd. on Wednesday evenings. Timing is flexible to accommodate work schedules, but typically runs from 6:00pm - 8:00pm. We'll train you on the first night you come in and staff will be around to help with any questions at all. You can schedule your evenings with us in advance so we can ensure space for you.
If you're interested in this role, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we'll be in touch with more information soon!
There are dozens of ways to volunteer with Friends of Trees throughout the season. Check out our most up-to-date needs and let us know if you're interested:
Also, we organize public tree planting events every Saturday morning from mid-October through May and we always need help planting the trees. We provide coffee and breakfast treats to get you fueled up, as well as gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance. It's a great way to get outside, learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements and help make the metro region greener and healthier - all at once!
- If you're coming with a group of 5 or more people, please use our Group Registration Form to save a space for your group at a planting event. We love groups and make it as easy as possible for you to organize your group volunteer day!
- If you're not in a group, there is no need to RSVP in advance. Also, if you're under 18 years old, please bring a signed copy of our Youth Waiver with you to the event.
We look forward to planting with you this season!
CONTACT US! For more information about any of our volunteer opportunities, please email Andy Meeks or Jenny Bedell-Stiles 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.