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Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation
Visit the organization web site: http://www.thprd.org/about/volunteer/home.cfm
- What We Do
The mission of the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District is to provide natural areas, high quality park and recreational facilities, services, and programs that meet the needs of the diverse communities it serves. The Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District offers thousands of programs and activities to fit every lifestyle. From recreation and league sports to fitness classes, swim lessons to aqua aerobics, dancing to cooking classes and much more, you'll find it at THPRD.
- Opportunities for service with us
Below are just some of the many volunteer activities that offer students an opportunity to learn valuable skills while providing community service that benefits all of the citizens in the park district. For a complete listing of activities, http://www.thprd.org/about/volunteer/home.cfm or contact Deb Fife, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503/645-6433. Application forms are also available online, volunteer application.
Education and Inclusion Opportunities
If your interest is education you’ll gain valuable experience while helping staff at one of our preschool or after-school programs. Volunteers act as role models while engaging youth in a variety of activities, including games, arts, music, dance, computers, homework help, and more. Days and times vary depending on the center.
Tualatin Hills Nature Park -Elisa Payne, email@example.com, 503/629-6350
Developmentally Disabled Drop-in Recreation Program
The Elsie Stuhr Center runs a specialized recreation program for teens and adults with developmental disabilities. On Monday evenings from 6 to 8:30 p.m., volunteer assist with dancing, arts and crafts, cooking and a variety of other activities which enhance the socialization skills and personal well-being of these individuals.
Contact Leilani Galanto, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503/629-6342
Aquatic Swim Aide
Volunteers work side-by-side in the pool at the Harman Swim Center with people who are recovering from injury or stroke or just have trouble getting around.
Contact Sabrina Taylor, email@example.com, 503/629-6314
Natural Resource and Nature Education Opportunities
Nature Education Assistants – volunteers help plan, prepare and lead educational activities. This is a great opportunity to instill a sense of wonder and respect for the natural world in children, while getting some great experience as an educator. Contact Melissa Marcum, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503/629-6305
Ecological Restoration Activities – Join other volunteers interested in preserving and maintaining our beautiful natural spaces and parks. Activities take place on Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in natural spaces and parks throughout the Beaverton and Aloha area. Online registration and more detail about Natural Resource and Nature Park activities is available at, Environmental Projects, or call, Melissa Marcum at 503/ 629-6305
Coaches, instructors and support volunteers are needed in the following sports programs:
Basketball Coaches (must be accompanied by an adult if under 18)
Basketball coaches support our fifth-grade and middle school basketball leagues. Volunteers are needed November-March each year. Contact Athletic Center, 503/629-6330
Track & Field Assistant Coaches and Track Meet Officials
Our middle school and open track and field programs take place in spring and early summer each year. No experience is necessary. Individuals and groups are welcome to volunteer at one or more track meets. Contact Juliana Patrick, 503/629-6340
The THPRD Tennis Center conducts a training program for volunteer instructors in spring and fall each year. Participants should play at the 3.0 level and be willing to attend extensive training followed by several months as a volunteer.
Contact Tennis Center, 503/629-6331
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