We have VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES available for every individual wanting to help. Check OUR CALENDAR for upcoming volunteer events. If you're under 18, you must have parental or guardian permission to sign up.


Join our planting team for tree PLANTINGS in local PARKS, SCHOOLS and NEIGHBORHOODS.

Help out at the Community  Nursery during open hours. Assist with TRANSPLANTING, PROPAGATION and other various nursery tasks.

Ride along with our tree care team as they PRUNE, STAKE and check-up on hundreds of trees around the San Jose area.

Help FIGHT THE DROUGHT with our Lawn Busters team. They work hard to CONVERT LAWNS into drought-tolerant dreamscapes every week.


SPREAD THE WORD about trees and the environment at our local schools, fairs and community events.

Other VOLUNTEER opportunities:

  • Office work - filing and other miscellaneous duties

  • Drive our tree mobile bus

  • Be our mascot Treena the Tree or O2

  • Translate our literature to a different language

  • Help beautify our office


TREE AMIGOS are dedicated volunteers who represent Our City Forest at events and projects in the community.

We host 5 week classes throughout the year where we train our Tree Amigos about our programs and how to help BUILD CAPACITY in the community. 

Learn more about the Tree Amigo program