Volunteer Farm Educators
Are you passionate about gardening, nature or working outdoors with children? If so, consider becoming a Volunteer Farm Educator. 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 Organics Farm and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park, managed by Metro. Volunteer Farm Educators are essential to the success of our program! Apply today to become a Volunteer Farm Educator.
As a Sauvie Island Center volunteer you will:
- Gain experience in farm-based education, interpretation and gardening.
- Spend your days outside on beautiful Sauvie Island.
- Become a part 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.
Spring 2018 Volunteer Farm Educator Information:
- Volunteer Farm Educator training will be held onsite at Howell Territorial Park one day during the week of April 2nd (date tbd). Alternate training can be organized on an individual basis. To apply, please complete the short volunteer application.
- Spring 2018 field trips begin Monday, April 9th and run through Friday, June 15th. Each trip is approximately a 5-hour volunteer day from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Our trained educators are asked to commit to leading a minimum of five (5) field trips during the season.
For more information, email Sarah Philips, Education Program Manager or call 503-341-8627.
Volunteer at a Work Party
Help us set up for the coming season! Grab some friends or co-workers and spend a few hours on the beautiful Sauvie Island Organics farm. You’ll be helping us prepare the Grow Lunch Garden (a row planted, tended and harvested by visiting kids) for the next batch of visiting school children. Email Jules, Program Coordinator.
Volunteer at Events
Help us pull off that next great event! We need everything from administrative support to food and drink handlers. Email Joanne, Communications and Development Manager.