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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Volunteer

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Volunteer!
Do something good for your community and the environment, and earn volunteer hours while you're at it. There are so many ways to get involved!  We will provide documentation of volunteer hours you complete for your school.

If you like… then volunteer with…. Here are the details:
Kids Nature Day Camp Teens ages 13 - 15 volunteer to share their love of nature with children in our Parks. Visit the Nature Day Camp page.
Good Hard Work, Plants & Animals No Ivy League Help protect forests by removing invasive English ivy and replanting with natives.  We can also schedule an event for your class, club or group to volunteer  together. Contact the No Ivy League at 503-823-3681 or mary.verrilli@portlandoregon.gov for more information.
Good Hard Work, Plants & Animals Stewardship Programs Follow  this link for an up-to-date list of volunteer opportunities in parks and natural areas. We will provide documentation for you to take back to school or work that shows you volunteered in your community!
Gardening & Food Community Gardens Community Garden Work Parties: Get outside and garden with community gardens staff and other volunteers at   one or more work parties at a Portland Community Garden.  Learn  gardening tips while joining in to complete seasonal maintenance.  Work party tasks include mulching soil, weeding, foot path maintenance and   beautifying garden common areas.  For more information or to sign up for   a work party contact Rodney Bender at 503-823-6745 or  rodney.bender@portlandoregon.gov
Arts & Crafts Environmental  Education Wreath Fundraiser Are you creative? Every December, we decorate and sell wreaths as a fundraiser for   our Nature Camp Scholarship Program. So much fun...come join us!  Contact Kelly Rosteck at 503-823-3601 or kelly.rosteck@portlandoregon.gov