Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday, October 22

Adelante Mujeres, an organization that works with low-income Latino farmers, is planning La Esperanza Farm Work Day. The event will include a volunteer work party and potluck at La Esperanza Farm in Forest Grove, plus relevant food-related activities for youth and adults between work shifts. The Confluence Environmental Center’s AmeriCorps member serving at Adelante Mujeres is coordinating the event.  More info>>

Friends of Portland Community Gardens (FPCG) will host a “get-your-hands-dirty” volunteer work party at the Kennedy School Community Garden (5736 NE 33rd near Killingsworth) from 9:00 AM–Noon. No RSVP needed, but to learn more, email FPCG Board Member Neil Schimmel.

Portland Parks and Recreation Community Gardens Program will host a variety of work parties and garden classes from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.  More info>>

Outgrowing Hunger will host a volunteer work event to build a garden bed for Loaves & Fishes in Gresham on unused county land across from the parking lot of the Multnomah County East building, where the YWCA Senior Center, Loaves & Fishes, and MC Aging & Disability Services all reside. The garden will be managed by Outgrowing Hunger, and should provide at least 1000lbs of fresh produce to seniors in need each season. Interested volunteers can register to participate>>

The Northeast Community Center (NECC) will host a volunteer opportunity that will provide fresh local food to low-income seniors in the Hollywood neighborhood. Volunteers will assist by being a Gleaner at the Hollywood Farmers Market where unsold food will be collected for distribution at Loaves and Fishes the following week. Gleaners arrive at NECC (1630 NE 38th Ave) at 12pm for a brief orientation. From there, we will travel on foot to the market for the project. There is quite a bit of walking, so comfortable shoes are a must. We are also an all weather operation, so depending on what Oregon has in store for us, sunscreen or galoshes may be in order. If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, please email Heather Wilkinson or call (503) 475-4943.  Spaces are limited, so please sign up soon!

Monday, October 24

Portland Fruit Tree Project will host a harvesting party on Monday October 24 from 10am-1pm. The event will bring people together to pick fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and make it available to people in need. This event is open to anyone, but advanced registration is required Registration is taken on a first-come first-served basis, with 50% of the volunteer slots reserved for people living on low incomes. Half of the fruit goes to a local food bank, and the rest goes home with harvest participants.  More info>>   Fruit & location, TBA

Multnomah County’s CROPS Farm will organize a volunteer work party with Hands On Greater Portland. Organic produce harvested by volunteers will be donated to Oregon Food Bank.  Sign up>>