COVID-19 Volunteer Update
Tree Trust is closely monitoring local and national developments surrounding COVID-19 as the situation continues to evolve. We have decided to postpone all community volunteer events this spring in efforts to keep you, our staff and our community safe. Event information found on our Volunteer Calendar below will be updated accordingly. Tree Trust will continue to evaluate the ever-changing situation in hopes to provide future volunteer opportunities this fall. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this new challenge.
Visit Tree Trust’s Response to COVID-19 for a full update on our operations, programs and plan to move forward.
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Volunteering with Tree Trust is a great way to improve your environment and invest in your community. Whether it’s planting trees or stuffing envelopes, we’re sure you’ll find a fun and satisfying way to connect with us as a volunteer. If you have questions about our volunteer opportunities, please contact our volunteer coordinator.
Visit our volunteer calendar button below to search and sign-up for upcoming volunteer opportunities!
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Before volunteering, all participants must sign a volunteer waiver. Find it HERE.
Types of Volunteer Activities
Throughout the year, Tree Trust offers various volunteer opportunities as described below.
Planting TreesHundreds of people volunteer every spring and fall to plant trees with us. We provide hands-on training at every event, so no experience is required to volunteer at our plantings. Individuals, friends, families and groups are invited to join us in putting trees to work for our environment. Children and dogs are welcome, as long as they’re supervised.
Distributing TreesHand out hundreds of trees to residents who participate in municipal tree distributions, and use your creative thinking skills to figure out how to fit six-foot trees into tiny sports cars. These events are great for families, friends and other small groups and do require some lifting.
Administrative AssistanceYou can help us keep our participants informed and give the community a chance to contribute to our organization by assisting with mailing, filing, organizing, research, and data entry. It’s a great way for individuals to connect to our programs and further our mission.
Teaching and TrainingIf you are a Tree Care Advisor, Master Gardener, or just someone with a strong interest in trees, you can help us teach and train the volunteers at our planting events – including students at the Learning with Trees school plantings – to do the job right. We’ll ask you to attend our Branch Manager Training in the spring or fall before you take on this advanced role.
Sharing Your ExpertiseDo you have training and skills in a specific area like creative or technical writing, graphic design, video production, photography, marketing, law, or finance and would like to offer pro-bono services? Would you like to lead training on financial management, career options, or other employment-related topics for our youth job trainees?