This program has reached capacity and we are no longer accepting volunteers for spring 2023. Email if you would like to volunteer in the fall 2023 planting season.

Opportunity Details

The Tree Planting Captain Program allows volunteers to get hands-on restoration experience at tree planting and stewardship events. As a Planting Captain you will:

  • Attend City of Toronto public planting and stewardship events
  • Assist City staff in welcoming planting and stewardship volunteers at events
  • Assist with event-related activities including planting demonstrations
  • Learn more about native trees, shrubs and invasive species
  • Learn different restoration techniques
  • Help create a positive environment
  • Communicate with volunteers and report concerns to staff
  • Acquire documented volunteer hours (if requested)

No expertise is required and all tools and training are provided.

Where and When

Planting and stewardship events take place spring through fall each year. Check our calendar of events for dates and locations.

How to Apply

Email if you would like to volunteer. You must be 18 years or older to participate.

If you would like to request accessibility support or accommodation, contact us as soon as possible.

Cancellation Policy

An event will be cancelled if there is a greater than 70 per cent chance of thunderstorm or if other hazardous conditions arise.