Volunteer in Eugene! 


There are so many great ways to volunteer with Friends of Trees in Eugene & Springfield! From November to April we have tree planting events through our Neighborhood Trees and Green-Space Programs. Check out below for a few of the exciting volunteer roles we are looking to fill!

Check out dozens of tree planting and stewardship events on the Eugene/Springfield Events Calendar.



Volunteer Opportunities:

Community Tree Care Program

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Current Volunteer Needs in Eugene


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! Click HERE for our Current Volunteer Needs form and let us know how you'd like to get involved!


Volunteer Groups: RSVPs are kindly requested for groups of more than 5 people - please click HERE to do so. RSVPs are not required for groups of 4 or less.


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



Community Tree Care Program



Neighborhood Outreach Coordinators

Neighborhood Outreach Teams are critical to the mission and success of Friends of Trees! Teams work closely with staff members to work with potential tree purchasers in the neighborhood, create outreach strategies for the planting event. The most important piece of the equation is the willingness to communicate with your neighbors, get excited about having more trees in your neighborhoods - and, of course, having fun doing it!

A short training is required - please use this form to sign-up! We are currently scheduling training based on a time/date that works best for everyone. If you're interested in learning more, please fill out this form and we'll be in touch with you shortly to schedule.



NT & GS Tree Planting Programs


From November to April we host tree planting events in Eugene and Springfield neighborhoods through our Neighborhood Trees program and in large open green-spaces in our Green-Space program. Read on below for volunteer opportunities during our planting season.


Crew Leaders

Friends of Trees is seeking new crew leaders for the upcoming November- April planting season! Please sign up below to register for this exciting training! Space is limited, register early to hold your spot!
As a leader in one of our most important volunteer roles, you will help teach our volunteers how to plant trees and work together as a team. Not only is being a crew leader a great way to meet people and develop valuable leadership skills, but you get to learn how to plant trees the right way. You’ll also get to wear a Friends of Trees Vest at weekend plantings and receive the respect and admiration of the volunteers on your crew.

At our training event you will learn about proper planting techniques, safety protocols, and how to lead a team of volunteers on planting day. You will also receive a coveted Tree Team t-shirt and great food (a hallmark of all of our planting events) as well! During our planting season, we ask that each crew leader commit to guiding small groups of planters at a minimum of 4 Saturday morning plantings.

This year's training will be held on Thursday, November 2nd from 6-8:30pm.

Sign up here for this exciting volunteer training!



Saturday Tree Planters

We organize public tree planting events on Saturday morning from November - April and we always need help planting 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 Eugene/Springfield metro region greener and healthier - all in a few hours!

For all events, please check out the Eugene/Springfield Planting Calendar, updated often. Contact Taylor or Erik at EugeneTrees@friendsoftrees.org for more information. 


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Truck Drivers and Bike Planters

 Our neighborhood tree planting events have a lot of moving parts: trees, tools, homeowners, volunteers... and the list goes on! We've got a few special volunteers roles that we have an urgent need for:

Truck Drivers: Nearly very planting crew needs truck driver support. Tree are big and heavy and tools add up quickly. Volunteer truck drivers lend their vehicles to a planting event and help us get our trees and tools from house to house on planting day. Whether you want to volunteer at your neighborhood planting event, or you are free to join us over multiple weekends, we'd love to have your help! Sign up here to volunteer as a truck driver. 

Bike Planters: If you are pumped on biking and want to bring your bike out to a planting event - we can work with that! Bicycling crews transport all of the trees, tools and people to each planting site during neighborhood planting events. Folks with bike trailers and racks are encouraged, though anyone with a bike is welcome to plant with us! Sign up here to join us as a bike planter!

About Friends of Trees Eugene 

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In September 2011, the Eugene Tree Foundation joined forces with Friends of Trees to become our Friends of Trees Eugene office! The service area of the Eugene office is the Eugene-Springfield metro area.

Stay up to date! Check out the growing archive of Eugene posts on our blog, Growth Rings. Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook for photos, events, and more!


For more information about any of our volunteer opportunities, please email Taylor or Erik or call the Eugene office at 541-632-3683 to learn more.