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Volunteer Programs for Groups

Help keep Portland's natural areas healthy, beautiful, and safe for people and wildlife!

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Group Service Projects

Is your church, company, community organization, neighborhood association, or club looking for a fun way to volunteer together? Help keep Portland's natural areas healthy and beautiful while team-building and enjoying Portland's beautiful parks! If you have a group of 10 or more people, we can schedule a service project at your convenience on a weekday or Saturday. Service projects typically run from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM but we can accommodate requests for other times as well.

Service Learning for Schools and Programs

Are you a teacher, program coordinator, or parent looking for a unique and educational field trip? Private, public, and home school classes can join with PP&R restoration professionals and environmental educators to perform hands-on restoration work (see examples of activities listed above) as well as environmental science investigations around water quality, soils, plant identification, and more. Field sites are available around the city and programs can be adapted to meet the needs of each class.

Not sure where to start? Give us a call or check out our existing programs on our Calendar.

Service activities vary with the seasons, but include invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail maintenance, litter pick-up, and more in Portland Parks & Recreation property.


Mary Verrilli

Westside Watersheds Parks & Natural Areas

Susan Hawes

Johnson Creek Watershed Parks & Natural Areas / SE Portland

David Grandfield

Willamette River Watershed Parks & Natural Areas

Yoko Silk

Columbia Slough Watershed Parks & Natural Areas N/NE