Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education
Low-income Communities

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

Be a Recycled Craft Champion (age 16+) *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

The mission of Trash for Peace is to provide hands-on, creative experiences that encourage resilient communities.

Our programming has helped increase recycling rates and diverted pounds of trash from landfills. We are currently located on 7 affordable housing sites in partnership with Home Forward. The after school Sustainability Education Program is the foundation of our work, with the aim of empowering youth and communities through hands-on activities. We work with over 100 kids each week, which requires a lot of preparation! By volunteering, you are not only helping to make this program possible, but are contributing to providing valuable services to some of Portland's most vulnerable citizens.

Looking for an opportunity to get crafty AND contribute to a good cause? Come volunteer with Trash for Peace at our weekly Friday craft-prep sessions! We partner with affordable housing communities in East county to provide weekly hands-on activities to youth and families that relate to sustainability. These activities are centered around 6 themes: recycling, reuse, energy and water, natural world, health and nutrition, and culture.

Many of our activities require lots of preparation--from making examples to cutting out templates to testing out different projects. We are looking for crafty folks to help us get these activities ready for our programming. Activities that you could help prepare include: plastic bottle planters, cardboard wreaths, bottle cap stamps, dream catchers out of plastic lids, and so much more. No skills required!

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Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older to attend this project.

  • 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.

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

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

Keywords: breaking_the_cycle


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