In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tree Planting Captain Program has been cancelled until further notice. Add your email to the Green Toronto mailing list to receive an update when programming resumes.

Opportunity Details

This program allows volunteers to get hands-on experience with restoration. No expertise is required and all tools and training are provided. As a Planting Captain you will:

  • learn about the trees and shrubs being planted
  • find out why the City is planting trees and shrubs
  • assist City staff in welcoming the public and/or answering event-related questions
  • assist with event-related activities including planting demonstrations
  • help create a positive environment
  • communicate with volunteers and report concerns to staff


See our calendar of events for dates and locations.

How to Apply

To apply to the Planting Captain Program, email