Volunteer Opportunities Winter 2021
If you are interested in volunteering with us this winter, coming to our work parties is the best way to get involved. We will be hosting several work parties in the Grow Lunch Garden and new Food Forest project this winter, and would love your help! All winter work parties take place from 10am-2pm; advance registration is not required, and you are welcome to come for any portion of the time.
Winter 2021 work party dates:
Saturday, February 6th from 10am-2pm
Friday, February 19th from 10am-2pm
Saturday, March 6th from 10am-2pm
Volunteer Field Trip Leaders
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 everything that Topaz Farm has to offer. Apply today to become a Volunteer Field Trip Leader.
Volunteer Field Trip Leaders 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 Topaz 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.
Volunteering for our Spring 2021 field trip season will look a little different than usual.
Our onsite programming will consist of 8 mini field trips held at Topaz Farm throughout the Spring 2021 season.
Mini field trips will occur every Wednesday starting April 21st and ending June 9th.
Details on volunteer commitment, training, and more to come.
If you have questions, email Volunteer, or call 503-341-8627.
Create Your Own Work Party
Grab some friends or co-workers and spend a few hours at beautiful Topaz Farm on Sauvie Island. 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 Aliesje, Program 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.