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.

Fill out this form to sign up as a volunteer

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Volunteer

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

    Residential VolunTREErs
  • 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

  • Tree Care Associate


    The Tree Care Associate’s job is to water and care for trees planted by the organization and, in collaboration with the City of Boston, may be asked to water and care for additional trees managed by the city. They will have access to a company pickup truck outfitted with a watering tank, pump, and a trailer. In addition to caring for trees, they will maintain the condition, organization, and inventory of the organization’s tools and equipment, such as but not limited to shovels and watering bags.

    Salary: $25/hour + retirement and health benefits + paid time off. This position is a seasonal position 30-35 hours per week for 6 months.

    Click here to find a full job description with instructions on how to apply.

  • MassCEC Internships


    Internships for Summer 2024 are no longer available.

    Every spring, summer, and fall semester we seek 2-3 interns to help with communication and event planting. Interns work closely with staff to write newsletters, blog posts, and social media, assist with event coordination, and do research, outreach, and other activities as needed. You can read more about the opportunity on the MassCEC website.

    Details: Pay is $18/hour for 12-16 hours per week for the fall and spring semesters and approximately 30 hours / week during the summer semester. Interns are expected to come to the office, 1/week during the semester and 2-3 times / week during the summer. To apply, please fill out online form. (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. Learn more and apply to join.

  • Browse our calendar for upcoming events, webinars, and more.

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