Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education, Environment
Families, Low-income Communities, Visitors & Travelers
Gardening/Planting,Other,Caring for People,Mentoring/Youth Development

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+

Fall 2018 Volunteer Farm Educator with Sauvie Island Center (age 16+) Referral

Are you passionate about gardening, nature, or working outdoors with children? If so, consider volunteering with Sauvie Island Center! Volunteers lead small groups of elementary school students through interactive, hands-on, farm-based lessons on plant life cycles, soil science, pollination, and more.

A trip to Sauvie Island Center is a rich and unique opportunity for Portland youth to visit and explore the Sauvie Island Growers Farm and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park.

Volunteer Farm Educators are essential to the success of our program! As a Sauvie Island Center volunteer you will:

  • Gain experience in environmental education, interpretation, and gardening.

  • Spend your days outside on beautiful Sauvie Island.

  • Become a member of a dynamic and energetic team of educators.

  • Taste fresh produce from Sauvie Island Organics farm.

  • Plant the seeds of knowledge and stewardship in local youth.

Qualifications for Volunteers:

  • Passion for connecting kids with the food they eat.
  • Positive, 'can-do' attitude.
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable climatic conditions and on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to pass background check.

Fall 2018 field trips begin Monday, September 10th and run through Friday, November 16th. Each trip is approximately a 5 hour volunteer day from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Our trained educators are asked to commit to leading a minimum of 5 field trips during the season. Volunteers who serve at least 50 hours during the season will be eligible to receive a box of fresh produce from the farm.
Volunteer Farm Educator Training:
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at Howell Territorial Park.
Alternate training can be organized on an individual basis.
To Apply:
Please complete the short volunteer application form found on our website: http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/

For more information, contact Sarah Philips, Program Director: sarah@sauvieislandcenter.org, 503-341-8627 or click Express Interest below.

The Sauvie Island Center is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, and those we serve. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity; any volunteer under age 18 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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