Opportunity Details

Working Theory Farming Day (age 14+)*Impact Week*

Our mission is to empower youth through the shared work of farming to grow food for partner organizations who distribute this food to families in need. In the past three years, we were able to donate over 30,000 lbs of food! Through growing a variety of vegetables and raising livestock on our organic farm, we provide alternative education and avenues of employment to youth who have barriers to thriving within traditional systems and teach personal responsibility, social responsibility, and professional skills.
The work you will be doing is outdoors so make sure to wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and are weather appropriate. Boots are available on the farm to borrow if you don't have appropriate shoes. Gloves will also be provided, but bring your own if you have a favorite pair. Bring your own water bottle, sunscreen, and snacks. Masks are optional, but please feel free to wear one.
We'll meet at the gravel driveway with the farm stand. There should be enough parking, but feel free to park on the adjacent neighborhood streets if the farm drive is full. We've seen a lot of development over the last several years, so you may not believe you're approaching a farm until you pull right up to it! Please drive slowly on SE Davis Rd. There are limited sidewalks and it's a popular pedestrian throughway. Accessible by Bus #57.

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 17 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 503-200-3364 or email handson@unitedway-pdx.org

Children & Youth Education, Environment

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:17+

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