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 pods 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 families and learning pods to visit and explore Sauvie Island Growers farm and the grounds of Topaz Farm.
Volunteer Farm 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 and take home fresh produce.
· Plant the seeds of knowledge and stewardship in local youth.
· Passion for connecting kids with the food they eat.
· Ability to work outdoors in variable climatic conditions and on uneven terrain.
· Ability to pass background check.
Spring 2021 family field trips begin Wednesday, April 21st and occur every Wednesday through June 9th. Each trip is a 3.5-hour volunteer day from 9:00am – 12:30pm. We ask volunteers to commit to 5 family field trip days during the season.
Volunteer Farm Educator Training:
Wednesday, April 14th from 9am-12:30pm at Topaz Farm.
Alternate training can be organized on an individual basis.
See the volunteer page of our website for more information: http://www.sauvieislandcenter.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Contact Aliesje King, Program Director, with any questions.
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.
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 pods through interactive, hands-on, farm-based…
Take Highway 30 west from Portland, then turn right onto Sauvie Island Bridge. The bridge itself will curve, but once off the bridge, continue straight. In about a mile, you will pass Howell Park Road, continue driving for .3 miles then take your next right at the sign for Topaz Farm. Take your next left to pull into the Topaz Farm parking lot. Drive past the main parking lot to a second gravel lot, park here. Please note: the speed limit is 5 MPH