Become a Forterra Volunteer!

Volunteers are critical to the success of Forterra’s mission. They join us in removing invasive plants and planting native species in our urban forests, monitoring and restoring conserved properties around the region, advocating for critical issues in their communities and to their elected officials and lending their professional expertise in all areas of our work.

Volunteering with Forterra is a great way to make a difference for the lands and your community while having fun and connecting with your neighbors.

Learn about our many volunteer opportunities and find the one that’s right for you!

For more information or to become a volunteer today contact: volunteer@forterra.org or call (206) 905-6931.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Restoration Volunteer
Join a Forterra or Green City Partnerships work party. Across the region, volunteers remove invasive plant species, plant native plants, spread mulch, do stream and trail restoration and more. No experience or tools needed. Find an event near you.

Business and Community Groups
Forterra works closely with the local businesses and community groups to offer large group volunteer opportunities. Groups may arrange their own work party or join an existing event. Please contact us for information about our Corporate and Community Volunteer Program.

Youth Volunteers and School Groups
Young people are encouraged to get involved in restoration events and experiential learning opportunities. Forterra also connects classrooms with inquiry-based educational opportunities. Please contact us for more information.

Land Stewards
Land Stewards “adopt” a Forterra conserved property in their community. Take a leadership role in monitoring and reporting on the status of the property, restoration efforts and more.

Forest Stewards
Part of the Green City Partnerships program, Forest Stewards are volunteer leaders. Become a Forest Steward and “adopt” an urban park to monitor, report on, and help lead volunteers in restoration.


Forterra offers internships to students and professionals interested in learning more about the fields of conservation, land stewardship and environmental policy, among others. Find internship opportunities.

About Volunteering with Forterra

Youth under 18 years of age may participate in any Forterra event either with a guardian present, or with a signed youth waiver. Find the waiver here.

Volunteers receive Forterra’s e-newsletter. Sign up today to learn more about our work.

Thank you for your interest in Forterra’s volunteer program.

For more information or to become a volunteer today contact: volunteer@forterra.org or call (206) 905-6952.