Opportunity Details

Keep the Portland Memory Garden Beautiful (age 6+) *MLK 2016*


Hands On Managed projects offer you an opportunity to join a group of volunteers on a done-in-a-day project led by a Hands On Volunteer Leader

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Gardening makes beautiful memories - help prepare the Portland Memory Garden for another season of meaningful outdoor experience for individuals and caregivers coping with memory loss disorders, and make your own memories too! This is a great family friendly project.

Garden tasks include weeding, grooming, sweeping, and general cleanup. Tools provided, but please bring garden gloves if you have them. Optional: bring your own pruners or other sharps. Rain or shine, please dress for the weather. Light refreshments served. 

Portland Memory Garden, a nonprofit organization started in 2001, is dedicated to sharing the beauty of nature with those coping with memory disorders as well as with their care-givers. It is a free, secure, community resource for respite, recreation, and inspiration, maintained predominately with assistance from about 30 volunteers. The garden is wheelchair accessible.

The Portland Memory Garden is one of only 2 public gardens in the U.S. designed specifically for people with memory-affecting diseases and for their loved ones. Located in Ed Benedict Park, this little jewel provides four seasons of safe, accessible, and botanically rich experience.

Project Requirements:

  • You must be 6 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

    All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children/additional volunteers you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

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Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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Age Minimum (with Adult): 6+, Minimum Age:16+

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