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!

- 2016-2017 planting schedule

-Train to be a planting Crew Leader!

- Join us as a volunteer planter!

- Salem planting photos & blog




2016-2017 Salem Planting Schedule 

Volunteer in Salem

If you want to save the planet, meet new friends, protect the environment, or improve your neighborhood, Friends of Trees has great volunteer options in Salem, Oregon. Saturday community tree plantings are held November through April. Most of our events run 9am - 1pm, unless otherwise noted.

Interested in planting trees?  Sign-up using our Salem Volunteer Interest Form.  We'll respond with more details about these planting events.

An awesome lineup of events is scheduled for the 2016-2017 planting season. Check out dates and locations below.

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More details, including event addresses, will be posted to our Online Planting Calender soon. Click on the link provided to view our interactive calendar.

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Train as a Crew Leader - Saturday October 22nd!

We are seeking volunteer Crew Leaders who love to be outside, have experience with or interest in learning how to plant trees, and want to be a part of making immediate and lasting change in Salem neighborhoods and parks.  Our coming planting season will be the biggest in Salem yet -- and we need more Crew Leaders to make it possible!

To become a Crew Leader, an individual must attend a one time training and be able to commit to guiding small groups of planting volunteers at 4 or more Saturday morning planting events (see our list of events above!). Once trained as a Crew Leader, volunteers receive our popular green "Tree Team" t-shirt, are given other swag, and invited to attend optional special events and trainings.

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Our annual Crew Leader Training will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 9am - 3pm. Space is limited and this is a popular training.  Reserve your space soon!

**Salem Crew Leader training registration**

While we welcome anyone ages 6+ at our planting events, the Crew Leader volunteer role is best suited for those ages 16 and older.

Questions about this role? Email or call us in the Volunter & Outreach Team at Volunteer@FriendsofTrees.org, 503-595-0213.


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 - May 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 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!