Volunteer in Salem!

There are some great ways to get involved with Friends of Trees in Salem! Below are a few helpful links to get you started - we hope to see you soon!

Plant It Salem!

Plant a tree at your home*!

Train to be a planting day Crew Leader!

See our planting schedule!

- Join us as a volunteer planter!

Check out past Salem planting photos & blog!


*The Salem neighborhoods we're currently planting within include NESCA, Lansing, Highland, and NEN. If you live outside of these neighborhoods and would like to get a tree with us in the future, please contact Susie Peterson at SusieP@FriendsofTrees.org.

2015-2016 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.  We plant from November through April, and have a few outreach activities in the summer. See the current planting date below - we'll be adding more soon - and hopefully we'll see you out there!

  • October 17th, 2015 :: Salem Crew Leader training
  • November 7th, 2015 :: NESCA, Lansing, Highland, Northeast Neighbors
  • January 9th, 2016 :: Woodmansee Park
  • January 23rd, 2016 :: Minto Brown Island Park
  • February 13th, 2016 :: Woodmansee Park
  • March 5th, 2016 :: Minto Brown Island Park
  • March 26th, 2016 :: Minto Brown Island Park
  • April 2nd, 2016 :: Salem Arbor Day planting, site TBD

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Volunteer planters (and groups!) always needed


Salem Volunteer Tree Planting

We organize public tree planting events every Saturday morning from November - May and we always need help planting the trees. Planting with Friends of Trees is a great way to get outside, learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements and help make the Salem region greener and healthier - all at once!

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 more than 5 people - please click HERE to do so.

If you're under 18 years old, please 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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Crew Leaders


Crew Leaders are some of our most important volunteers as they help teach other volunteers how to plant trees and work together as a team.  Crew Leaders attend a training in November to learn proper planting technique and how to guide volunteers during planting events.

During our planting season, each crew leader commits to guiding small groups of planters at four or more Saturday morning plantings. Each Crew Leader receives our popular "Tree Team" t-shirt and in invited to attend Friends of Trees leadership celebrations.

Our next Salem Crew Leader training is scheduled for Saturday, October 17th from 9:00am-3:00pm. If you'd like to sign up to train as a Crew Leader, please register HERE.


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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!