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Root for Trees is planning to return this season with safe and fun volunteer opportunities. Stay tuned for program relaunch updates by signing up for our newsletter, The Canopy!

Facilitated by a Program Leader, guided plantings are fun, inclusive and hands-on educational opportunities in nature. This group volunteer opportunity is perfect for team building. All public health directions must be followed while volunteering.

Root for Trees provides:

  • A Program Leader who guides a planting demonstration, safety talk, and shares interesting facts about Edmonton's urban forest
  • Native trees and shrubs
  • Shovels and gloves

Volunteer Information


Guided shifts are scheduled Tuesday to Saturday in the summer and fall months. 
*Note: shifts are subject to availability.


Guided shifts are scheduled in 2.5 hours increments: morning (9:30am-12pm), afternoon (1-3:30pm), and evening (6pm - 8:30pm).

*Note: shifts are subject to availability.


Each scheduled shift will have a preassigned location. We encourage volunteers to familiarize themselves with the locations prior to booking a shift.

Guided Planting Site Map

Expected Attendance

Help us plan for your volunteer shift. An expected attendance number is required within 48 hours of requesting a volunteer shift.

The minimum group size required to participate is 10. Maximum group sizes are subject to change and will be informed by Alberta Health Services.

Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Gloves, supplied by Root for Trees
  • Sturdy, closed-toe footwear such as runners, supplied by the volunteer

The Day of Your Volunteer Guided Shift

Arrive on, or slightly before, the start time of your scheduled shift to get the most out of your volunteer experience.

All the planting supplies will be ready on site. Please wear comfortable clothing.

All volunteers entering the planting area must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. If proper footwear is not worn, volunteers will be unable to participate.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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