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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How-To See all

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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Tree Hero Awards

Our annual Tree Heroes celebration is going virtual! Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, May 26 to celebrate one of Sacramento’s greatest visionaries, Ray Tretheway, and welcome our new executive director, Jessica Sanders.

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Events See all

Planting at Rio Tierra Junior High

Northgate

Saturday, September 25 8:45A - 1:00P

Join us to plant trees at Rio Tierra Junior High School. These trees will provide much needed shade, clean air, clean water and improved academics for the school and neighborhood - your contribution to the community through planting these trees will last for generations to come.

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Native Tree Planting

Folsom

Saturday, October 9 9:00A - 1:00P

Trees grow healthy communities - help grow your urban forest! Join us to plant 290 native oak seedlings along a bike trail and adjacent to an open wetland space. Not only will these trees provide critical wildlife habitat, they will also shade the bike trail, clean the air, and make the space more beautiful for all to enjoy.

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