Louisville Grows works to create a more just and sustainable Louisville, and we can’t do that without our volunteers. Check out the upcoming events and volunteer needs on the calendar, and then read below for our current volunteer roles at Louisville Grows.


November 3, 2018 Portland Neighborhood Tree Planting

Please join us on November 3rd for our 14th Neighborhood Tree Planting event as we plant trees in Louisville’s historic Portland neighborhood. We are in need of 200 volunteers! Come out for a great day of community building while playing in the dirt to make our community greener!

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all volunteers. Louisville Grows will provide gloves and water bottles. Tree planting experience is not required.

To see all of the volunteering opportunities for the Portland tree planting, visit SignUp Genius here:

General Volunteer Needs

Special Project/Event Volunteer:
Interested in becoming part of our event volunteer team? This includes registering and talking with volunteers and attendees at events, as well as signing in participants for programs. If you are interested in this opportunity please indicate this on the volunteer application.

Property Maintenance Volunteer:
Like getting your hands dirty? Our property maintenance team helps us keep our properties clean, mulched, and weed free! If you are interested in this opportunity please indicate this on the volunteer application.

 Citizen Forester Volunteers:
Citizen Forester training is for individuals of all abilities! After Citizen Forester certification and participation in tree plantings, you will be offered volunteer opportunities in tree canvassing, tree plantings, and tree maintenance.

Individual Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Application

Most upcoming volunteer opportunities are posted above on our Volunteer and Event Calendar, but if you’re looking for another opportunity feel free to email to get involved!

Urban Forestry Program

Become a Citizen Forester 
The Citizen Forestry Training is the foundation of the Urban Forestry Program. Through the Citizen Forestry 101 and 102 courses, participants learn how to build and maintain our neighborhood and community forests. Participants are taught basic tree anatomy and physiology, environmental stewardship, tree identification and selection, young tree pruning, and how to teach others how to properly plant and care for their trees. We encourage all Citizen Foresters to participate in two planting day events per year. We offer Citizen Forester classes several times a year, and you can learn more about upcoming classes by visiting our Volunteer Calendar or fill out our Citizen Forester application here.