Opportunity Details

Enhance Habitat and Trails at Powell Butte Nature Park *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

Join Portland Parks & Recreation staff and community volunteers in completing important restoration projects on Powell Butte. Projects vary throughout the year and include trail work, planting and plant care, litter pick up, weedy plant removal, and/or fence work. No experience necessary! Wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and long-sleeved shirts. Bring rain gear and/or sun gear, a hat, a filled water bottle, and snacks. Bring gloves, if you you have them.  Instruction, tools and gloves provided. Due to COVID-19 concerns, PP&R is not currently providing coffee, tea, water or snacks. Read details on what to expect for each month's events: 

December, January, February & March: 
Project will be planting and/or mulching and plant care. No experience necessary! Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult. Volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign our liability form.

April, May & June: 
Project will be trail work or other habitat enhancement project. No experience necessary! Youth participants must be at least age 14, and all volunteers under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign our liability form.

COVID-19 Information:

The novel coronavirus ("COVID-19") is a contagious and potentially life-threatening disease.  Reducing the spread of COVID-19 in our community is a shared responsibility. In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at Hands On volunteer activities, all volunteers are required to:  

  • Follow all COVID safety-rules at their volunteer site or project

  • Wash their hands, at a minimum, before and after their volunteering

  • Maintain physical distancing while volunteering, to the extent practicable

  • Wear a cloth or disposable face covering at all times while volunteering.  

Hands On appreciates your interest in volunteering to help our community in this time of extraordinary need. As part of some volunteer activities, you may risk exposure to COVID-19. If you or any member of your household is experiencing any symptom of COVID-19, or has exhibited any symptom in the past 14 days, please do not sign up for a volunteer activity at this time. Please contact the Opportunity Coordinator if you have any questions about Hands On’s COVID-19 safety rules and the expectations for volunteers. 

Portland Parks and Recreation - Land Stewardship Division

Keywords: East_County

Project Requirements:

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Waiver Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Check the event details for each month, to make sure that youth under age 18 are allowed at the event. 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.

  • Because volunteer numbers are limited due to coronavirus and there is high demand for volunteer experiences, we ask that if you are not able to attend, that you remove yourself from the sign-up list as soon as possible, so that others may have the opportunity to sign up. Thank you.

    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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Animals, Other, Visitors & Travelers

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+

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