1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204
Greenspaces Restoration and Urban Naturalist Team (GRUNT) is a FREE volunteer environmental science, stewardship and job skills program that connects youth to nature, environmental careers and college programs. Graduates receive ongoing support applying for paid jobs with Portland Parks & Recreation.
GRUNT is a partner of Ninth Grade Transition (All Hands Raised), which is community-wide initiative to increase graduation rates by supporting summer learning and keeping more kids on track through the transition into high school.
GRUNT meets for three weeks in the summer, and then 1-2 Saturdays a month throughout the next school year. See the application for this year's dates!
Choose ONE summer session:
GRUNT continues year round on Saturdays and school holidays.
Meet at East Portland Community Center, 740 SE 106th Ave, and take daily field trips to parks, natural areas, college and career sites.
The program is often competitive and requires an interview. Volunteer slots are limited. When there are more applicants than spaces, priority will be given to eligible applicants who meet one or both of the following criteria:
GRUNT engages a diverse group of Portland-area youth in environmental stewardship, science, recreation and career exploration. GRUNT is a program where people of many races, ethnicities, religions, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, English language proficiencies, economic backgrounds and immigration statuses work, learn, eat, play and grow together. Adult crew leaders engage in frequent anti-racist, anti-bias trainings, and conversations. Many crew leaders are multi-lingual and/or multi-cultural.
Karen Chao (I speak Mien y un poquito de Espanol)