How do I get involved?


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  • SRP Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution Events
    These events are part of a program with SRP where we distribute hundreds of free shade trees to residents across the Valley. These are large scale, fun events and we could not run these events without our volunteers!

    Volunteer roles vary from greeter/customer service and registration roles, to more physically active roles such as lifting and distributing trees up to 15 lbs. max each.
    These events run every month from March- November.
  • Help Trees Matter Behind the Scenes
    We are growing quickly as an organization; We're looking for volunteers who can assist with the increasing administrative demands behind the scenes in our office!

    Expect to: organize, track, and analyze data, prepare our event paperwork, and help file away important documents.

  • Edible Tree Committee
    Trees provide many functions and benefits. The Edible Tree Series is devoted to engaging the community in learning how different trees can be harvested, processed, and prepared as a means of food. Volunteers (committee members) help build a program with opportunities to attend potlucks, happy hours, classes, harvesting events, and help support our annual Mesquite Pancake Breakfast!

    If you are interested in being on our Edible Tree Committee, email with your interest.

Fill out a volunteer application

Applications can be found here. Fill out the application and email a scanned copy to, or take it directly to/mail it to our office.

Anyone under age 18 must fill out a Youth Waiver Form and bring the completed form with them to the event.

Sign up for an opportunity

We have our volunteers sign up for all opportunities through a quick, simple online submission. 

  • To get more information and sign up for our September 15th Tree Unloading Party, click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our September 16th SRP Shade Tree Distribution Event, click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our October 12th Behind the Scenes administrative opportunity, click here.
  • To get more information and sign up for our October 14th
    SRP Shade Tree Workshop & Distribution Event, click here.

Upcoming events

volunteer opportunities for individuals

  • Edible Tree Committee– planning and execution of signature events including the annual Mesquite Pancake Breakfast, and participate in group mesquite, olive, and prickly-pear harvests!
  • Class Assistant at our SRP Shade Tree Workshops
  • Administrative Assistance

volunteer opportunities for groups & families

  • Shade Tree Event Volunteers – a great team-building experience, help us to distribute over 600 free desert-adapted shade trees per event!

Contact Us

602-689-3749; email us

Don't see an opportunity you're interested in? Email us to discuss other ways to get involved!

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