Tree Aftercare Assistant

As a Tree Aftercare Assistant, you’ll help ensure the survival and health of our newly planted trees. This involves maintaining an optimal growing environment for them, as well as providing protection from harmful weeds and animal pests. Any necessary equipment (gloves, spades, scissors, and pruning tools) will be made available, but please bring your own if you have them.

If your group is larger than 10 people, please see visit our Getting Involved volunteering page.

Responsibilities & Time Commitment

  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Checking Tree Collars
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Applying Scoot
  • Pruning
  • Litter Clean Up

Time Commitment: Events are typically 1.5-2 hours long on weeknights or Saturday mornings during the summer months of July and August.


No training required. We will provide training at the start of every aftercare event, so please arrive on time.


No previous experience required.


No skills required.

Other Requirements

  • Capable of lifting mulch buckets (~20 pounds)
  • Able to work in dirty conditions

Complementary Roles

If you are interested in this volunteer role then you may also want to check out our Tree Planter and Tree Specialist roles.

To Apply

Drop-ins are welcome at any of our aftercare events. However, if you wish to be notified of events in advance, please fill out our volunteer application form and indicate “Tree Aftercare Assistant” as an area of interest.

A list of our events can be found here.