Opportunity Details

Environment, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 6+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Plant Neighborhood Trees in SE Portland (age 6+) *MLK Weekend 2020*

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Friends of Trees inspires people to improve the world around them through a simple solution: Planting trees. Together.

We believe that trees have many benefits for our communities, including cleaning our air and water, and providing healthier places to work and play. Our community tree planting model relies on the support of thousands of community members annually to come out and plant trees together. We hope to work with you MLK Weekend 2020!

Project Description:
Let's plant trees together in SE and E Portland! Dozens of large (6-10' tall) trees will be ready for planting in their new homes, and your help is what makes this community planting possible!

Friends of Trees provides gloves, tools, and guidance, as well as breakfast snacks and coffee/tea/hot chocolate. There will also be a warm potluck lunch for everyone when the planting is complete provided by the hosting neighborhood groups -- we hope you can stay for it! Gloves, tools, and guidance are provided, as well as breakfast snacks and coffee/tea/hot chocolate.

Important Info:
Please arrive by 8:45am to enjoy some breakfast treats and hot coffee or chocolate. The planting starts promptly at 9:00am. Friends of Trees provides gloves, tools, and planting guidance, so all you need to do is show up dressed for the weather and wearing sturdy shoes or boots you don't mind getting a little dirty.

If you're coming with a group, please know that we'll ask groups larger than 5 people to split up onto different planting crews. We can keep groups of ~5 people together. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Project Requirements:

  • You must be 6 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

    All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

  • Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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