Thanks for your interest in volunteering with TreeFolks! Our volunteer events have meaningful work for all ages and abilities. A list of upcoming volunteer opportunities is below. After you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email and we’ll send you additional instructions a few days before your scheduled shift. Got questions? Please, check our Volunteer FAQ or email us at email@example.com.
TreeFolks’ volunteer events are listed on our website at http://www.treefolks.org/volunteer-opportunities/. If you’re interested in volunteering for an available date, click on “signup” and fill out the appropriate information. TreeFolks will notify you via email a few days prior to the event with further details.
Either way is fine. However, because our events fill up quickly, we recommend registering your entire group at one time to ensure the appropriate numbers of spots are reserved. Once registered, that contact person will need to pass along any important information to the whole group.
Yes. All ages are welcome at our volunteer events. We ask that children are accompanied by at least one adult. For very young children, please make sure there is a one adult per two child ratio in your group. Because of the dangers with tools, planting holes, and other hazards in nature, we kindly ask that adults monitor their children at all times during planting events.
TreeFolks is happy to coordinate a private event for your group for a donation of $5,000 or more. Not in your budget? We understand and are happy to recommend some other excellent environmental organizations that might have volunteer events on the date you need: Keep Austin Beautiful, Austin Parks Foundation, and Urban Roots.
In 2017 we reached our goal of planting 2 million pine saplings in Bastrop. We are no longer planting with volunteers in Bastrop.
Not at all! We will teach you! A complete demonstration will be provided at the beginning of each event to showcase the dos and don’ts of tree planting and care techniques. Supervisors will monitor each group to ensure the trees are properly planted and mulched and to answer any of your questions.
TreeFolks will provide water, coffee, and light refreshments at each planting event. Plan on wearing long pants and closed-toe shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather, especially if rain is in the forecast. Gloves, tools, and training are provided, but please bring a water bottle, hat, and sun screen.
Because the appropriate time to plant trees is during Central Texas’ rainy season, TreeFolks plants trees at volunteer events rain or shine. In fact, we hope for rain to water-in the newly planted trees! However, we will postpone or cancel an event in case of severe weather. If an event is cancelled, TreeFolks will notify all volunteers by email as soon as decisions are made.
Our planting locations in Hays County are located on private, residential property. To respect the privacy of the landowners, TreeFolks does not list homeowner addresses on our website. TreeFolks will notify you via email with further event details including their address and parking directions a few days prior to the event.
We strive to have meaningful activities for all ages and abilities at our events. Some of the terrain we work in is rugged, steep, muddy, and requires a real hike to get to while some of it is flat, sandy, and easy to access. If you want to volunteer, just give our Volunteer Coordinator a call and we’ll find good ways for you to participate!
All ages are welcome at all of our volunteer events. However, we ask that volunteers under the age of 18 be accompanied by at least one adult.