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.

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  • Adopt-A-Tree

    Adopt-A-Tree

    Take care of your newly planted tree and help sustain our urban forest.

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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 to work with us to gather together and celebrate trees.

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  • 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

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    Volun-TREErs

    Our VolunTREErs play a critical role in connecting to residents and keeping our trees healthy and happy.

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    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.

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  • Current Opportunities

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    Tree planting

    Sign up for our newsletter to receive emails about our upcoming upcoming giveaways and plantings. Have a site in need of some trees? Fill out our tree planting proposal form.

  • Current Job Openings

  • Teen Urban Tree Corps: Team Leader

    The Team Leader will supervise teens in our summer Teen Urban Tree Corps Program and lead activities related to urban forestry and environmental justice. Read more and apply.

  • Teens

    Teen Urban Tree Corps: Participant

    We’re looking to hire 12-20 teens to be part of this year’s Teen Urban Tree Corps program. The program will run for 6 weeks starting in early July. Details: 25 hours per week at $13.50 / hour. Find out more and apply here.

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    Youth Education Coordinator (Terracorps)

    Help develop curriculum for students at local schools and after-school clubs (such as Boys and Girls Clubs), with special attention to opportunities for creating meaningful in person learning experiences. Find out more at TerraCorps.

  • Community Engagement Coordinator (Terracorps)

    Work with staff to develop partnerships with 3 to 5 local community organizations through an analysis of mission alignment and creation of targeted material to engage staff and stakeholders. Find out more at Terracorps.

  • Board members

    Board Member Openings

    Passionate about environmental justice and equity? We are actively growing our board. Read more.

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