Opportunity Details

Gilbert Park Elementary Day of Service in the Garden (age 5+) *MLK 2015*

Gilbert Park Elementary is thrilled to have installed a new outdoor classroom and native habitat/learning garden in our school's central courtyard this past year. 

Join the Gilbert Park community for a day of service work in our new educational gardens. We will be cleaning up our native habitat garden in preparation for the upcoming growing season. Activities for this will include: pulling weeds, hauling/removing debris, pruning, mulching, and applying wood chips to our paths. There will also be kid-appropriate activities (not necessarily all work), and we will be potting up divisions and root cuttings of plants from our garden for folks to take home.  

We will meet in the central courtyard of the school for the work party. All ages and skill-levels welcome. Please come dressed appropriately for work and weather -- wear layers, warm closed-toed shoes, and bring water/snacks to keep you going!


This project is sponsored through IRCO. The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants and refugees in Portland, Oregon. IRCO assists individuals and families successfully navigate their lives from cradle through career.


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Project Requirements:

  • You must be 5 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 15 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/additional volunteers 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. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org 

    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: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.

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

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Children & Youth Education, Environment
Animals, Families, Low-income Communities, Other, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:15+

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