Volunteer With Outdoor School

For every one hour of paid staff time, Outdoor School averages 10 hours of volunteer time.

We are always looking for committed volunteers. Read on to learn about opportunities available. If you are interested in volunteering for Outdoor School or Friends of Outdoor School, please contact Kim Silva at kim@friendsofoutdoorschool.org


Volunteer Opportunities with Friends of Outdoor School

Outreach & Special Events

Like to interact with people? Volunteer to staff an outreach table at a community event!

Special Skills

Deep experience in marketing, advocacy, fund development and technology, among other skills, is often needed.

Board Membership

We’re expanding our board! In order to more fully represent Oregon, we are especially seeking cultural and ethnic diversity, as well as members from regions outside of Greater Portland.

Development, Marketing or Advocacy Intern

Looking to break into nonprofit development, marketing or advocacy work? Consider an internship with us. We can customize an internship to fit your interests, schedule and needs.

Share your story

Write a letter to decision makers such as elected officials. See our Advocate page for more details.

DO you see a need that needs to be filled?

Work with other Outdoor School supporters to meet whatever needs you’ve identified in your region.

Volunteer Opportunities with Outdoor School

Specific Needs One-on-One Volunteer

Work alongside a student with specific needs while attending Outdoor School. Your commitment will ensure that ALL students are able to fully participate in ALL Outdoor School activities. 

student leader Volunteers

Are you a high school or college student? Many Outdoor School programs around the state need students to volunteer as student leader. This is a life-changing experience for you and the fifth- or sixth-grade students you mentor. (It also looks fantastic on your resume!)

Classroom Guest Speaker

Come share what you know about natural sciences, Oregon agriculture and industries, the great outdoors! Culturally specific presentations are particularly requested. Your visit will help students prepare for their upcoming Outdoor School experience.

Expert Trainer for Outdoor School Staff or Classroom Teachers

Want to share your special skill, expertise or knowledge with adults? Come train Outdoor School staff or classroom teachers about your field of expertise so that they may share with Outdoor School students.

Corporate Volunteer Day

Need to build your team, increase company morale or just get out of the office for some fresh air? We can help you plan a corporate volunteer day at an Outdoor School Site.

VOlunteer to chaperone students

Certain schools need adult chaperones for their Outdoor School programs and many parents are not able to volunteer because of work or family obligations. Reach out to your local school district to ask if they need any help in this area.