Ways to Get Involved

Like to get your hands dirty? Love trees? Believe in social, racial, and economic justice? Join our network and support Boston's urban forest. There are so many ways to get involved.

Volunteers planting a tree. Photo: SFTTB

Looking to help grow and sustain Boston’s urban forest? Get involved in one of our programs below

Looking to see if we’re hiring? Scroll to the bottom of the page.

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How you can support Boston's urban forest

  • Donate

    Your generous donation supports and grows Boston's urban forest as a tool to build stronger, healthier, and greener neighborhoods

    Donate here
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    Tree Giveaways

    We provide free trees to residents of Boston to plant in their yards. We're always seeking community partners in under-canopied neighborhoods to partner for our giveaways.

    Tree Giveaways
  • Teens identifying a street tree Teens identifying a street tree. Photo: SFTTB

    Teen Urban Tree Corps

    Are you a Boston teen looking to learn more about urban forestry? Our 6-week summer program provides paid opportunities to learn, grow, and give back to the community

    Teen Urban Tree Corps
  • Volunteers learning to identify trees Volunteers learning to identify trees. Photo: SFTTB


    Our volunteers (or volunTREErs) play a critical role in keeping Boston's trees healthy and happy.

    Residential VolunTREErs
  • Board members

    Boston Urban Forest Friends

    Boston Urban Forest Friends (BUFF) is a coalition of organizations, community groups, and individuals focused on increasing partnerships and collaboration around growing Boston’s urban canopy.

    Boston Urban Forest Friends
  • Current Opportunities

  • Tree planting

    Have a site in need of some trees? Fill out our tree planting proposal form.

  • Current Job Openings

  • Speak for the Trees staff and board members standing and smiling with yellow T-shirts.

    Associate Director


    We’re seeking an Associate Director to direct and oversee programs. This person will work closely with staff to oversee the daily operations of projects, including developing new projects and refining current projects, establishing metrics for project assessment, facilitating collaboration across the organization, and ensuring that projects are on schedule and on budget. Read a full job description and apply.

    Salary: $60,000 – $70,000/year + retirement and health benefits + 15 days paid time off per year.

  • Tree Care Associate


    Help Boston’s trees thrive! We’re seeking a Tree Care Associate to water and care for trees throughout Boston.  The Associate will also assist at tree planting and giveaway events, will participate in the planning process for volunteer tree care activities, and may take the lead on some of these activities as their schedule allows. Read the full description and apply today.

    Salary: $25/hour + retirement and health benefits + paid time off. This position is 30-35 hours per week for 7 to 8 months.

  • Teen Participant, Teen Urban Tree Corps Summer Program


    Are you a Boston teen interested in learning how to improve Boston’s environment? Join our Teen Urban Tree Corps this summer to care for Boston’s trees, learn about careers in forestry, go on field trips to some of Boston’s best green spaces, and more!

    Program runs from late June through early August. Pay is $15 / hour for 25 hours / week. Please note, this position is only open to Boston residents between the ages of 14-18Read more and apply here.

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    Team Leader, Teen Urban Tree Corps Summer Program


    Have a passion for the environment? Want to make a difference in your community? Apply to be a team leader! We’re hiring young adults to work closely with Boston teens to learn about, care for, and advocate for trees in Boston. Find out more.

    Date: 06/19/2023 – ~08/11/2023
    Hours per week: Up to 30 hours/ week
    Salary: $17 – $20 per hour

  • MassCEC Internships


    Every spring, summer, and fall semester we seek an to help with communication and event planting. This intern will work closely with staff to write newsletters, blog posts, and social media and will assist with spring event coordination. Read more at the MassCEC website.

    Details: Pay is $16/hour for 12-15 hours per week for the fall and spring semesters and approximately 30 hours / week during the summer semester. Send resume and cover letter to David Meshoulam at [email protected]. (Please note: you must be a Massachusetts college or graduate student or recent graduate for this internship.)

  • Board members

    Board Member Openings


    Passionate about environmental justice and equity? We are actively growing our board. Link to the board description.

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