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COVID-19 Update: We will engage with our volunteer community virtually until we are able to resume in-person activities. Apply now to join our amazing team!

Join LEAF's volunteer team and help our urban forest thrive!

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping us improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your  skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18. Opportunities include:

  • Community outreach and education: Represent LEAF at community events and talk with people about the Urban Forest and LEAF’s work. Share your tree knowledge and inspire others to take action. Participate in one-off events, or join LEAF's Outreach Team.
  • Hands-on planting and stewardship: Participate in tree planting and stewardship events. Join a stewardship team that cares for the LEAF Learning Garden or one of our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens.
  • Tours and events: Assist on tree tours and other engaging educational events.
  • Writing: Contribute to our blog and newsletter.
  • Photography and video: Help capture our great LEAF moments.
  • Office administration: Join LEAF staff in the office and help with administrative tasks.


We ask that you attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientations to get started.

It's a great way to learn more about LEAF's work, meet other awesome people who are passionate about trees and to find out exactly how you can get involved.

Join an upcoming Volunteer Orientation:

Hands-on Planting and Stewardship Events

COVID-19 Update: All spring events have been postponed. We will resume as soon as we are able to do so. Stay tuned! 


For group volunteer opportunities, please contact Erin, erin[at]yourleaf.org, 416-413-9244 x12.