This program has reached capacity for the 2024 spring season and registration is now closed. Email us at if you would like to be contacted when fall registration begins.

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 us at if you are interested in volunteering as a Tree Planting Captain.

You must be at least 18 years or older to participate. Contact with any questions or to request accessibility support.

Cancellation Policy

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

Mailing List

Sign up for the Tree Planting and Stewardship Events mailing list to receive updates on volunteer tree planting and stewardship opportunities.