Volunteer as an Individual
Let’s dig in!
If you’re passionate about trees and conservation, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity waiting for you. We offer a wide range of events that are fun and rewarding. Join us now, and help build and protect our urban canopy.
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Perhaps the most popular volunteer activity is our weekly Saturday projects. Trees Atlanta has volunteer opportunities just about every Saturday year-round. These hands-on, “dig in the dirt” activities are a great way to meet new friends and get to know more about the community while also helping make it a better place to live.
On Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, we meet our volunteers in different Atlanta neighborhoods for tree planting, tree care, or forest restoration projects (depending on the time of year). It’s fun! It’s free! It’s a great way to meet new friends and get to know Atlanta. Check out our upcoming projects!
You can also learn more about how our NeighborWoods program can bring 30-70 trees to your neighborhood.
Trees Atlanta needs help during the week, too. We announce weekday opportunities in our weekly volunteer email (that you receive when you sign up to volunteer) and on our calendar. You can sign up through your volunteer account. Weekday opportunities include: helping lead a group project, assisting our Education team, weeding at the Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, event preparation, and watering or mulching with the Urban Forestry Crew. Some volunteer opportunities require a background check.
Under the age of 18?
All ages are welcome to attend our tree and meadow plantings (typically October – March) and we recommend ages 12 and up for tree care and forest restoration projects. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (Update during COVID-19 pandemic: all volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian until further notice).
16 and 17-year-old volunteers who attend on their own must have a parent or guardian sign our liability waiver on their behalf and bring it with them to the project.
Court-Ordered Community Service
Court-ordered community service credit is available for these offenses: DUI, Speeding Tickets, Loitering, Reckless Driving, and other misdemeanors (at Trees Atlanta’s discretion). Violent offenses including battery, assault, or animal cruelty are not eligible for community service credit with Trees Atlanta. All individuals who have been court-ordered to perform community service MUST get pre-approved by filling out a Court-Ordered Community Service Request Form (below). If you do not get pre-approved before volunteering, you will not be able to count your service hours towards your court-mandated hours.