Volunteer with us to plant and care for trees where you live, work, and play.

Planting Leader

Give back, make new friends, build your resume, leave a lasting legacy, and have fun!

As part of our team of Planting Leaders, you will engage and manage volunteers in tree planting and stewardship projects at parks, schools, residential homes, and/or open space areas across the Sacramento region in order to grow and protect the best urban forest in the nation. Planting Leaders support at least one tree planting or care event per month during planting season (October through May).

Planting Leaders support us by ensuring that volunteers have the best experience possible and that volunteers’ work follows tree planting and care best practices. By providing volunteers with training, supervision, and encouragement along with staff and interns, they also increase our capacity to plant and care for more trees across our region. They are an integral part of the overall success of our events and serve as ambassadors for the organizations in the community, thereby also growing our volunteer team.

You will be a great Planting Leader if you…

  • Enjoy giving back to our community
  • Love nature and the great outdoors
  • Want to restore habitat for local wildlife
  • Like meeting new people and learning new skills
  • Have fun planting and caring for trees
  • Aspire to be a leader in our community

It’s easy to get started!

  • Participate in a Tree Foundation planting or care event
  • Attend a classroom orientation at the Tree Foundation office, which includes information about our mission and vision, programs, volunteer management best practices, and the role of a Planting Leader
  • Choose between becoming a Planting Leader for our habitat restoration projects or urban tree plantings and attend a field training on best practices for planting and tool use for those specific projects
  • Shadow a staff member at a second event to practice all the skills you’ve learned so far
  • Receive your certification as a Planting Leader!

Planting Leaders will receive…

  • A Certificate of Completion for their training
  • A special Tree Foundation t-shirt 
  • Continued training in tree planting and care
  • Satisfaction of growing and protecting our urban forest
  • Our gratitude and thanks
Questions or concerns? Please contact our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 916-974-4310 or volunteer@sactree.com.

Questions or concerns? Please contact our Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at 916-974-4310.