We will reach our 5 million tree goal with your help. Volunteer with us to plant and care for trees where you live, work, and play.

Community Planting Leader (CPL)

Give back, make new friends, build your resume, leave a lasting legacy, and have fun!

As part of our team of Community Planting Leaders (CPLs), you will engage and manage volunteers in tree planting and stewardship projects at parks, schools, residential homes, and/or open space areas across the Sacramento region in order to grow and protect the best urban forest in the nation. CPLs support at least one tree planting or care event per month during planting season (October through May).

CPLs support SacTree by ensuring that volunteers have the best experience possible and that volunteers’ work follows tree planting and care best practices. By providing volunteers with training, supervision, and encouragement along with staff and interns, they also increase SacTree’s capacity to plant and care for more trees across our region. They are an integral part of the overall success of SacTree’s events and serve as ambassadors for the organizations in the community, thereby also growing SacTree’s volunteer team.

You will be a great CPL if you…

  • Enjoy giving back to our community
  • Love nature and the great outdoors
  • Want to restore habitat for local wildlife
  • Like meeting new people and learning new skills
  • Have fun planting and caring for trees
  • Aspire to be a leader in our community

It’s easy to get started!

  • Participate in a SacTree planting or care event
  • Attend a 2-hour classroom orientation for CPLs at SacTree’s office, which includes information about our mission and vision, programs, volunteer management best practices, and the role of a CPL
  • Choose between becoming a CPL for our habitat restoration projects or urban tree plantings and attend a 3-hour field training on best practices for planting and tool use for those specific projects
  • Shadow a SacTree staff member at a second event to practice all the skills you’ve learned so far
  • Receive your certification as a CPL!

CPLs will receive…

  • A Certificate of Completion for their training
  • A special SacTree t-shirt just for CPLs
  • Continued training in tree planting and care
  • Satisfaction of growing and protecting our urban forest
  • SacTree’s gratitude and thanks
Questions or concerns? Please contact our Volunteer Specialist at 916-974-4310 or volunteer@sactree.com.

Download the CPL flyer (.PDF) here. 

Questions or concerns? Please contact our Volunteer Specialist at 916-974-4310.