Q: What kind of projects do Trees Atlanta do with volunteers, and when?
A: There are at least two projects going on each and every Saturday from 9 am – 12 noon, year round. From October to March, we plant trees. The remaining months focus on a variety of tree care practices, including mulching, watering, staking, pruning, forest restoration, invasive plant removal, project preparation, and unloading trees. There are also special projects, such as festivals and our annual tree sale, for which we appreciate volunteers
. Check our calendar for upcoming volunteer projects.
Q: I would like to volunteer with Trees Atlanta. How do I know what’s happening this week?
A: The first step is signing up to receive the Trees Atlanta weekly volunteer emails
. The emails go out on Wednesdays, and include project details, directions, and upcoming activities. Our greatest need for volunteers is on Saturdays, but we occasionally need help during the week.
If you are interested in participating in a project, simply send us a reply email saying you will come so we know how many volunteers to expect and how many tools to bring. If you forget to reply, it’s okay, you are still welcome. Bring a water bottle and gloves if you have some. You can also bring $6 for pizza afterwards, if you’d like to join us for a community lunch!
Q: I have a group that wants to volunteer. Can we all come together?
A: Trees Atlanta loves for groups to volunteer together. If you want to bring your youth group, fraternity/sorority, coworkers, friends, alumni group, etc., to a project, simply email or call Susan
to schedule a date that would work for both Trees Atlanta and you! Groups of 5-40 are perfect for Saturday projects. We can occasionally accommodate weekday groups of 12 or less, but availability is limited.
Q: I’m required to do community service. Can I fulfill that requirement with Trees Atlanta?
A: If you are required to log community service hours, we welcome your services! Our projects typically count for four hours, including travel time, and please note that it is very rare that we conduct all-day projects.