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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Save the Elms Community Scientist

Interested in helping the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento identify elm trees that may be infected by Dutch elm disease? Save The Elms Program (STEP) Community Scientists will help us identify unhealthy trees by visually monitoring public elms throughout the summer.

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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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Advocacy Alert: Leave Room for Trees in New Developments

A new state law requires all new homes to have rooftop solar, and while solar is a great option as a clean energy source, solar panels can conflict with urban trees. Here's how you can help.

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

A second life for elms

Greening the Bear River Habitat Trail

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Tree Hero Awards

Join us on May 27, 2020 for an evening of local food, wine, and music as we honor our Tree Heroes underneath the magnificent heritage oaks.

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Trees for Neighborhoods

The NeighborWoods Program is your opportunity to grow the forest in your very own neighborhood! This program focuses on building investment in your neighborhood by working toward a greater, greener vision through trees. Work directly with one of our expert Community Foresters to plant the right trees in the right places throughout your neighborhood and maximize the many benefits of trees for your community.

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Events See all

Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Saturday, April 25 10:00A - 12:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app.

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Save the Elms Program Community Scientist Training

Online

Wednesday, April 29 6:00P - 8:00P

Join us for a virtual training session to learn how you can help save our remaining public elm trees! Our Save the Elms Program's (STEP) Community Scientists will be trained to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of Dutch elm disease (DED) over the summer using a mobile app. 

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