Volunteering at Village Gardens is a great way to participate in a healthy thriving food system. As a volunteer at Village Gardens you can be a part of growing food, selling food, cooking food and sharing food. We hope to see you around!
We are looking for volunteers to help us translate some of our materials into Spanish or Swahili. Are you able to help us?
Do you have event coordination experience? We are hosting a farm dinner on September 9th and would love the help.
Are you looking for a more consistent volunteer job? We're looking for someone to do our weekly Food Works' CSA share prescription pick-up at the North Portland Health Center. A great way to build relationships and connect around beautiful organic produce. Look below for more details.
Village Market Store
What are your special talents and skills? Village Market needs you! Help us stock shelves, count inventory, and sparkle up pans. Make new friends, do good work!
Help out just 3 hours a week and earn a 15% discount on store purchases for a month. We are looking for neighbors, customers, and food lovers to join the Village Market in providing quality, fresh, healthy, affordable groceries to New Columbia and it’s neighbors.
New Columbia Farmers Market (Spring - August)
New Columbia Farmer's Market is in the heart of an affordable housing community. Not your typical Farmer's Market, our vendors come from this neighborhood and sell homegrown produce & hot foods native to Africa and Central America. This market is for EVERYONE - multiple languages are spoken and SNAP & WIC are proudly accepted. We're looking for volunteers to help set up or tear down, assist with the kid's booth or food demos, plan community events, and go door to door to spread the word. We look for outreach/planning support all year round too.
Interested in volunteering at Food Works Farm? We are looking for both short and long term volunteers! We are looking for harvest volunteers beginning in September to help us in exchange for free organic produce!
Food Works can also host volunteer groups of 5 to 20 volunteers. Volunteer groups will have the opportunity to join Food Works' youth leaders in their work seeding, planting, weeding, and maintaining their Sauvie Island Farm.
CSA prescription share pick-up- this person transports and staffs the pick-up of Food Works' fresh organic produce that goes to clients at the North Portland Health Center for a subsidized rate, making high quality food accessible to folks. This is a weekly 2.5 hour position from 4-6:30 pm on Thursdays, requires more upfront training, but is only a four month commitment from August 3rd- November 23rd. If you've got some time this late summer and early fall and are excited about food access, nutrition, and supporting a youth farm- inquire within!
Fruits of Diversity Orchard
Join us for monthly orchard work parties. Volunteer work parties work on pruning, pest control and harvest parties. Come to learn about edible shrubs, and healthy orchard planting and planning. Contact Portland Fruit Tree Project to sign up.