The Greening, along with an army of volunteers, planted nearly 9,000 trees in Detroit and Hamtramck during 2015. Many were planted on city streets, in parks, and along boulevards.
We cannot do it alone. Each year, we recruit between 4,000 and 6,000 volunteerS to help us plant trees, clean up parks, and work in farm gardens. There are plenty of opportunities to dig in the dirt and make a positive difference in Detroit.
but that's not all! if diggin in the dirt is not your thing but you still want to help you can sign up to be a green champion! green champions can help us by helping out with classes at the farm, attend fairs or work at our office. we have a lot of work you can help us with.
You can register for tree plantings as an individual, or coordinate a group effort with your friends, colleagues or organization. The benefits are tangible, immediate, and ultimately improve the quality of life for thousands of citizens. You can volunteer for a community tree planting or provide ongoing maintenance for green projects of every kind.
We can’t wait to see you!
Become a Citizen Forester!
These unique volunteers are trained in tree planting, volunteer management, community engagement, tree identification and tree maintenance. They help ensure quality and safety at the work site and make each volunteer event fun and meaningful for the crowds of people who show up to help plant trees.The next training session in 2016 is April 2nd! Learn more about the program HERE! Sign up for the training by emailing citizenforesters@greeningofdetroit. You can follow Citizen Foresters' activities on Facebook, too.
SELECT YOUR VOLUNTEER EVENT
Tree Planting Event
HOW ARE YOU VOLUNTEERING?
Sign up to volunteer for an upcoming tree planting or park clean up, or to help The Greening with gardening work or administrative assistance.
Looking for a fun way to give back with your coworkers, friends, or community organization? Sign up as a group for an upcoming volunteer event.
THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR OUR EVENT ON
Within 24 hours, you will receive more information about how to prepare for the day. We look forward to working with you to build a greener Detroit. If you have any questions, please contact us.