Canopy offers diverse, year-round volunteer opportunities. Identify an activity below that appeals to your interests and contact Canopy. We welcome both volunteers with and without tree planting experience!
Plant school, park, and street trees in your neighborhood or other parts of your community. No experience needed. Canopy will provide training and tools at each planting site. Plantings are held several Saturday mornings throughout the fall and winter and proceed rain or shine. Sign up for the plantings that best suit your schedule. Visit the Calendar for upcoming planting dates.
Planting trees is just the first step. Help Canopy care for recently planted trees. No experience needed. Canopy will provide training and tools at each planting site. Stewardship work days are held several Saturday mornings throughout the year and proceed rain or shine. Sign up for the day that best suit your schedule. Visit the Calendar for upcoming stewardship work dates.
Teach others to plant trees and lead small teams of volunteers during Canopy plantings. Training will be provided at a hands-on project leader workshop held in the fall. After completing the training, Planting Leaders will be asked to assist Canopy with at least three workdays in the upcoming planting season.
Tree Care Leader
Learn pruning techniques and help teach others to take care of trees, then lead small teams of volunteers during Canopy stewardship and pruning work days. Training will be provided at a hands-on project leader workshop held in the spring. After completing the training, Tree Care Leaders will be asked to assist Canopy with at least three workdays in the upcoming tree care season.
Make a difference in the life of a tree by joining Canopy’s Survey Team. Canopy needs volunteers to survey the health of young trees and help encourage residents to care for their trees. Working in teams, volunteers survey young trees throughout Palo Alto during the summer months and leave information for residents. Volunteers can survey their area and get to know their neighbors.
Enjoy writing? Have a good idea for an article you would like to see in print? Join our writing team and contribute articles for newsletters, email updates and other publications as your schedule allows.
Join us for a party! Canopy needs volunteers to help at various events and gatherings. Check the calendar for upcoming events or contact Canopy for more information.
Office Support tasks may include data entry, website updates, filing, photocopying, running errands, etc. Office Support Volunteers work closely with staff members in the office or from home if the task permits.
Tree Walks or Tabling Representative
Help us out by learning more about Canopy and representing us at local community tabling events or assisting an ISA-trained arborist on a monthly Tree Walk.
Help out at a Canopy workshop or seminar. Job opportunities can involve everything from preparing content, assembling materials, or lending some of your expertise in a particular area. Workshops are wonderful opportunities to deepen your knowledge, and our assistants always learn a lot in the process.