Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Health & Wellness

Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Community Farm at OFB Learning Garden (age 0+) *Hands On*

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

Oregon Food Bank's Community Farm is a 3/4 acre site next to OFB's warehouse on NE 33rd Dr. where community members can learn to grow food under the instruction of a farmer-educator.  The farm is operated in partnership with MudBone Grown. Volunteers grow food collaboratively, learn new skills, and take home a share of the harvest for free.  Additional produce is distributed to hunger-relief agencies throughout Portland.

Community farming is a great way to learn how to grow food using organic methods, get regular exercise and meet others in your community.  Typical field work tasks include planting, weeding, digging and harvesting.  No prior experience is necessary; training will be provided. The garden is open rain or shine, so please be sure to dress for the weather. No open toed shoes please!

If you are a court-ordered volunteer, you will need to contact Oregon Food Bank directly to determine whether you are eligible to volunteer. Please contact Laura Yeary at volunteer@oregonfoodbank.org or 971-230-1672.

To see OFB Eastside Learning Garden's full calendar and volunteer page, click here.

Project Requirements:

  • Community Farm shifts are designed for the 18+ audience.  Minors are welcome if accompanied by adults.  Shifts are not appropriate for school groups. Email Shantae Johnson with questions at ms.shantaejohnson{at}gmail.com

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring TWO waivers signed by their parent or legal guardian -- one for Hands On and one for Oregon Food Bank. Please download, complete, and bring these waivers with you on the day of the project:

Hands On Youth Volunteer Release Form 

Oregon Food Bank Youth Release Form

  • If you plan to bring your children or other guests to the event, you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team. You can then sign up your team for this project.

    Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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