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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in volunteering with Canopy?

Every year we rely on volunteers to help us carry out our mission to help people and nature thrive together in our city. Whether you are interested tabling at events, planting trees, reaching out to community members, or assisting with special projects, there’s a way you can help. 

Canopy welcomes volunteers of all ages. Volunteers under 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult, and in the event a project location is near heavy traffic areas a note in the project description suggesting volunteers age 16 and up will be included.

Roll up your sleeves, sign up for a project or event below, and head out to join us!

Why you should volunteer with Canopy:

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Join a like-minded community.
Meet new people of all ages and backgrounds who share a common vision for a more resilient and green Bloomington.

Gain expertise.
All volunteers receive instructions from our trained staff at plantings. As a result, our volunteers come away with useful information and hands-on experience that they can take back to their own homes and neighborhood projects.

Make a visible impact.
Volunteers work all over Bloomington, planting and maintaining trees. Canopy brings the tools, so all you need to bring is your desire for community improvement!

Types of Projects:

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Neighborhood Tree Captain

Do you live in a neighborhood or are you part of an organization that has land with trees? Become a tree captain! By being a tree captain, you can help inform resident's in your area about their trees, best maintenance practices, and potentially plant with Canopy if you are in a high priority area.

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Planting Trees

Do you want to be involved in planting trees in Bloomington? Join us at one of our spring or fall tree plantings, learn how to plant a tree, and meet other Bloomington community members who are passionate about trees!

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Institutional Tree Captain

Are you involved with a nonprofit or local organization? Do you care about trees and supporting community health? By being a tree captain, you can help inform resident's in your area about their trees, best maintenance practices, and potentially plant with Canopy if you are in a high priority area.

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Tree Maintenance

Are you interested in helping care for the trees that CanopyBloomington has planted? Become part of our tree tender team!

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Event Tabling

Would you like to table at an event for Canopy? You can meet new volunteers, talk about Canopy's programming, and help spread Canopy's mission to Bloomington residents.

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Mulch Monitor

Do you see volcanoes in your neighborhood or along streets in Bloomington? Do you know that volcanoes mulch can hurt trees if it isn't corrected? Become a mulch monitor and help inform neighbors and friends that having donut mulch is much healthier for the tree.

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Community Outreach

Are you interested in talking to community members about ways they can get involved with Canopy? Would you like to go door-to-door to promote tree planting events around Bloomington? Join our community outreach volunteers to talk to local Bloomington residents like yourself!

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Donate

Are you interested in supporting Canopy's mission? Consider donating by clicking the donation button at the top right of this webpage or fill out the form below to learn more about what a donation involves.

Let's work together.

Volunteer with us

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