Join the Tree Team

The Ultimate Friend of the Trees

Love working with plants and people? Want to commit to be a leader in the community? Sign up for Our City Forest's Tree Amigo class. 

The next class begins May 19, 2018 


The Tree Amigo class will be a mixture of online and hands-on learning. Participants are asked to commit for the full 5-week course. If enrolled, you are expected to come to each Saturday morning in-person class in order to earn the Tree Amigo title. If an in-person class is missed, we will arrange a make-up date. 

The online material will be released at the beginning of each week and participants will have until that Friday to complete the reading and short assignments before the Saturday in-person training. 

Saturday sessions will be about 3-4 hours, beginning either at 8AM or 9AM (depending on that week's hands-on project).


Please click on the link to our application form below. If you're under 18, you will need to have your parent/guardian fill out this Consent Form and submit before we can follow up with your application.

Email if you have any questions.

Our City Forest considers applicants for internships/volunteering without regard to gender, race, age, religion, national origin, veteran or marital status, or any other legally protected status.  We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities when it would not be an undue hardship.  If you need a reasonable accommodation in the pre-placement process, please contact the Volunteer Manager (; (408) 998-7337).


(**Schedule subject to change depending on projects**)

Week 1 - Our City Forest Overview & Introduction

  • Saturday: Welcome and a Tree Tour

Week 2 - Community Planting & Urban Forestry Overview

  • Saturday: Meet the planting team, Tree Planting Demo & Planting Event

Week 3 - Community Nursery Day

  • Saturday: Meet the Nursery team & workday

Week 4 - Water Conservation & Lawn Busters Program

  • Saturday: Meet the Lawn Busters Team & Lawn conversion project

Week 5 - Tree Care & Stewardship - Graduation!

  • Saturday: Meet & help the Tree Care team during a maintenance event; then celebrate!