Volunteer

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

Tree Planting and Stewardship

Tree planting and stewardship events take place all year long, but we are especially busy with these events during the rainy months. Volunteers of all ages can help plant and care for trees throughout the Sacramento region by registering for an event online

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Internship Opportunities

Intern with the Sacramento Tree Foundation to put your skills to work in our community. Browse our internship opportunities to see how you can make a difference in Sacramento while gaining experience in urban forestry, community development, habitat restoration, and more!

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Group Volunteers

Groups of 5 or less people are welcome to join us at any of our planned events. We also have limited opportunities available for larger groups through sponsored events for businesses, churches, or service clubs. 

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Planting Leaders

As core members of the SacTree planting team, Planting Leaders join staff to guide and engage volunteers at tree plantings in community spaces or reforestation sites. Planting Leaders support at least six events during the planting season (October through May).

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Save The Elms

For more than 30 years we have trained volunteers to advocate and care for our urban forest. The Save The Elms Program builds on that foundation by training community scientists to help identify Dutch elm disease symptoms in order to slow the spread of the disease.

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Let’s get together (separately) this fall

At this point in a typical year, we would be ramping up for lots of volunteer events. We love bringing people together from across the region to steward the urban forest and to celebrate each other’s efforts. But because of COVID-19 we had to postpone our fall volunteer opportunities. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t bring people together to plant trees, gather acorns, learn about stewardship, and value the urban forest - we just need to think outside the box a bit more.

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Save the Elms Community Scientist training now available on YouTube

Urban neighborhoods need trees for health and safety. Help us plant more in Sacramento

A second life for elms

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Tree Hero Awards

Given the current environment and the extraordinary measures taken to protect us from COVID-19, the Sacramento Tree Foundation has cancelled its signature fundraising event, Tree Hero Awards, this May 27 to ensure the safety of our community. 

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How the CARES Act is helping donors support their favorite nonprofits

The CARES Act is making it easier for people and companies to support the nonprofit organizations that uplift their communities, especially in times like these.

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Events See all

Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 1

Online

Wednesday, September 23 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us on Zoom for an educational training about our native oaks, their role in our local ecosystem, and how you can help harvest acorns this fall that allow us to reforest our oak woodlands. Every year, we harvest 7,000-10,000 acorns from native oaks throughout the Sacramento region. Even if you live in Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, Placer or El Dorado counties, this project is for you!

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Acorn Harvester Training -- Part 2

Online

Saturday, September 26 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a webinar live from the forest! This is the second required training session to become an Acorn Harvester. You will learn how to identify native oak trees, scout for acorn harvesting locations, assess acorn ripeness, and sort and prepare acorns for submission to the Tree Foundation.

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