Opportunity Details

Families, Other, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult):8+, Minimum Age:18+

Saturday Crew at Hoyt Arboretum (age 8+) *Hands On*

Volunteer crews are incredibly important to maintaining the Hoyt Arboretum’s tree and plant collection and trail system. Volunteers have a unique opportunity to learn and care for rare and unusual trees and plants from around the world. Saturday Crew Volunteers help with planting, watering, pruning, weeding, mulching, invasive species removal and brush removal working in a team environment with Hoyt Arboretum's horticulturist.

Saturday Crew is an outdoor volunteer opportunity and will happen rain or shine. Please come dressed appropriately for the weather--long pants, sturdy shoes and a water bottle are always recommended. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Volunteers will learn about trees, plants and horticulture. No previous experience is required! Onsite training is provided by staff at the start of each crew.

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland's museum of living trees located on 189-ridge top acres in Washington Park. The arboretum is home to more than 6,000 trees and plants, including more than 2,000 species (63 of which are threatened or endangered in the wild). To the local community, Hoyt Arboretum represents a unique setting for education, fitness and reflection. To the world, Hoyt Arboretum is a critical partner in global conservation and scientific research. For more information about Hoyt Arboretum, please visit hoytarboretum.org.

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


Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 13 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 or guests 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.

    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, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

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

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