Volunteer with Trees Atlanta as an Individual
First time volunteering with Trees Atlanta? Please complete our registration form here.Register
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!
If you had a previous Volgistics account or you have completed the registration form (above), you can request a unique link to view your personal volunteer information in our new system by completing the form below. An email will be sent to you with your personal site URL. Use this URL to sign up for projects and view your volunteer history (including hours served). You can also update your profile information via this site. We recommend bookmarking your personal site URL for future use.
Perhaps the most popular volunteer activity is our weekly Saturday projects. Trees Atlanta has volunteer opportunities just about every Saturday year-round. This hands-on, “dig in the dirt” activity is 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 a.m. – 12 noon, we meet our volunteers in a different neighborhood in Atlanta 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 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.
All ages are welcome to attend our tree and meadow plantings (typically October-March) and we recommend ages 12 and up for tree maintenance projects (typically April-September). Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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 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 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.