We are only as strong as our volunteer base at PlantAmnesty! We are a vibrant, diverse, hard working group of individuals who are all passionate about the trees, shrubs and the overall health of our urban environment. Volunteer opportunities range from office organization to work parties, and we can find a place for any skill level. Be aware that some of our usual opportunities are temporarily on hold, due to coronavirus guidelines and concerns.  Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities:

Master Pruner Classes, (in person, when possible)

  • Set up and take down tables, chairs, etc.
  • Welcome students and provide materials
  • Sign in students
  • Represent PlantAmnesty at sales and information tables

Master Pruner Workshops

  • Set up and clean up at site
  • Transport materials to/from site and as needed during workshop
  • Pack lunches for volunteers and instructors
  • Keep participants on schedule
  • Enjoy working with a wide variety of enthusiastic pruners!
  • Instruct workshop sections, depending on your background

Special Events

Special events include Tree Hugger Bingo, Northwest Flower and Garden Festival, Prune-a-Thon, and Fall Festival

  • Set up and take down at different event spaces
  • Serve food and beverages, when appropriate (this may require a WA Food Worker Card)
  • Represent PlantAmnesty at booths
  • Assist with kids' activities when present
  • Track, procure, and pick up donations

Yard Makeovers

  • Set up and clean up at site
  • Prune, weed, renovate at a professional level
  • Deliver lunches for participants
  • Continue to learn!

Cass Turnbull Garden on Capitol Hill

  • Water the garden during summer months
  • Join the monthly work parties
  • Weed, mulch, plant, prune

Office Support

  • Answer calls and e-mails regarding Referral Services
  • Document organization and clean up
  • Organize store room and inventory

Committee support

Join a committee and have a big impact on PlantAmnesty!

Yearly, our large crew of PlantAmnesty volunteers typically contribute close to 4,000 hours to the success of our organization. We will continue to grow and stay strong with support from our volunteers. If you would like to join our fun family of volunteers, please complete the following and e-mail your answers to programs@plantamnesty.org

Phone Number

  1. Why do you want to volunteer with PlantAmnesty?
  2. What are you most passionate about?
  3. When are you free to volunteer? Weekends, evenings, weekdays?
  4. What is your horticulture training background?  Formal training is not required.
  5. Are you skilled with videography and/or video editing software?
  6. Would you be interested in computer-based volunteer opportunities?