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  • SRP Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution Events
    We distribute hundreds of free shade trees to residents across the Valley. These are large scale, fun events and we could not run them without volunteers!

    Volunteer roles vary from greeter/customer service and registration roles, to more physically active roles such as lifting and distributing trees up to 15 lbs. max each.
    These events run every month from March- November.
  • Help Trees Matter Behind the Scenes
    We're looking for volunteers who can assist with increasing administrative demands behind the scenes in our office!
    Expect to: organize, track, and analyze data, prepare our event paperwork, and help file away important documents.

  • Tree Planting Volunteer Cohort
    Interested in planting trees throughout the year with Trees Matter? We need folks to help plant trees at schools through our Trees for Schools Program, and other plantings! New to planting trees? No problem, we will train you! Our Cohort is a commitment, but with great rewards! Special requirements apply for those interested; view here. To apply, click HERE. Then, email your application to, or mail it to our office.

  • Internships
    Every semester Trees Matter recruits college-level students to join the team! Interns help coordinate and execute events, gain hands-on experience in a growing nonprofit, learn about community engagement & promotion, gain understanding of inner workings of a nonprofit & event planning, and more.

    To view full internship descriptions and learn how to apply, visit our career opportunities page. 

Fill out a volunteer application

Applications can be found here. Fill out the application and email a scanned copy to, or take it directly to/mail it to our office.

Anyone under age 18 must fill out a Youth Waiver Form and bring the completed form with them to the event.

Sign up for an opportunity

We have our volunteers sign up for all opportunities through a quick, simple online submission:  

  • To get more information and sign up for our October 17th 
    Behind the Scenes event (administrative), click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our October 19th 
    Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution Event,
    click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our November 7th 
    Behind the Scenes event (administrative), click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our November 9th 
    Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution Event,
    click here.

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    Words From a Volunteer


    Katie Arias, volunteer since 2011

    "My name is Katie and I volunteer at Trees Matter because I love it so much! Having successful and thriving trees is one of the most pressing concerns in our city (and the world). Volunteering for an organization that arms citizens with the ability to properly care for their trees and help them successfully mature is an amazing thing. I am a Certified Arborist and a Master Gardener. I do enjoy using my knowledge to help other people learn how to properly care for trees and other plants. Healthier stronger trees means that less power and water is wasted, which in turn cycles through and means less environmental damage. Trees Matter holds a special place in my heart. This organization does so much good in the world. I feel an indescribable amount of joy and satisfaction when I get to volunteer at the shade tree events. And truly, there’s not a better group of people out there."

    Contact Us

    Questions about volunteering with Trees Matter? Contact our Volunteer & Outreach Manager, Ariel Stone, at, or (602) 390-6792.

    Don't see an opportunity you're interested in? Email us to discuss other ways to get involved!

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