Volunteer Farm Educators
Are you passionate about gardening, nature, or working outdoors with children? If so, consider volunteering with the Sauvie Island Center! Volunteers lead small groups of elementary school students through interactive, hands-on, farm-based lessons on plant life cycles, pollination, soil science and more.
A trip to the Sauvie Island Center is a rich and unique opportunity for Portland youth to visit and explore Sauvie Island Growers farm and the grounds of Howell Territorial Park. Apply today to become a Volunteer Farm Educator.
Volunteer Farm Educators are essential to the success of our program! As a Sauvie Island Center volunteer you will:
-Gain experience in environmental education and gardening.
-Spend your days outside on beautiful Sauvie Island.
-Become a member of a dynamic and energetic team of educators.
-Taste fresh produce from Sauvie Island Growers farm.
-Plant the seeds of knowledge and stewardship in local youth.
-Passion for connecting kids with the food they eat.
-Positive, ‘can do’ attitude.
-Ability to work outdoors in variable climatic conditions and on uneven terrain.
-Ability to pass background check.
Fall 2018 field trips begin Monday, September 10th and run through Friday, November 16th. Each trip is approximately a 5 hour volunteer day from 9:00am – 2:00pm. Our trained educators are asked to commit to leading a minimum of 5 field trips during the season. Volunteers who serve at least 50 hours during the season will be eligible to receive a box of fresh produce from the farm.
Volunteer Farm Educator Training:
Friday, September 7th, 2018 at Howell Territorial Park.
Alternate training can be organized on an individual basis.
For more information, email Sarah Philips, Program Director 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 Growers 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 & Garden 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, Interim Executive Director.
The Sauvie Island Center is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, volunteers, and those we serve. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.