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 everything that Topaz Farm has to offer. 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 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.
Fall 2020 field trips begin Monday, September 14th and run through Friday, November 20th. 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.
Volunteer Farm Educator Training:
Stay tuned for more info!
If you have questions, email Volunteer, 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 a beautiful Sauvie Island 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 Aliesje, Program Director.
Fridays on the Farm Work Parties
Have some fun and lend a hand. Our new partners at Topaz Farm could use a little help with digging, seeding, watering and light weeding. Get an early start with the 8 to 10 am shift or grab your coffee first and join the 10 to noon crew. Either way you’ll spend a summer morning on a beautiful farm, connecting with the land. Make a day of it and stay for picnic! Topaz has a fully stocked market with fresh produce, home-baked goods, locally-made snacks and more. Meet in front of the farm stand at 8 am or 10 am every Friday in July. If you can, let us know by email that you’re coming: Aliesje, Program Director. Or just show up. We’d love to see you!
Volunteer at Events
Help us pull off that next great event! We need everything from administrative support to food and drink handlers. Email Joanne, 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.