Our City Forest is a small non-profit dedicated to inspiring and supporting citizens in the planting, caring and appreciation of the urban forest throughout Santa Clara County. We'd love to have you join us in fulfilling this mission by volunteering your time for a wonderful cause.
A great way to start out is to check the Events Calendar. This is the easiest way to see a list of all the current events and volunteer needs. Any age or size of group are welcome! No experience necessary.
Volunteer to plant trees with us! We plant at schools, parks and neighborhoods around San José.
Community Nursery and Training Center
Help out at our tree nursery! Various projects include irrigation work, repotting, early tree care, and tree stake and tool maintenance.
Volunteer opportunities in our office include general office support like assembling outreach/education materials and basic computer tasks. We also need assistance translating outreach literature.
Flyering, outreach, watering and door-hanging or door knocking are some of the other opportunities available to assist OCF in reaching community members about our services.
Take our 18-hour Tree Amigo course and become certified to be a tree planting or tree care coach at neighborhood, park and school plantings. Tree Amigos can also opt to perform other volunteer activities in addition to or in place of tree planting.
The Our City Forest AmeriCorps program mobilizes people from all walks of life for a year of full-time environmental service, giving them the skills and opportunities needed to create change. Click here to find out more and see our current opportunities.
Volunteers at Past Events
See photos from our past events below. Just click play to watch the slideshow!