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Hoyt Arboretum Friends: Become an Arboretum Naturalist at Hoyt Arboretum!

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Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Arboretum Naturalists are volunteer educators who lead field trips for children (grades K-8) to introduce them to the science of trees and Pacific Northwest ecology through fun hands-on activities to inspire curiosity and discovery in the natural world.

Field trips are typically scheduled on weekdays between 10am and 1pm. Arboretum Naturalists should be available to volunteer for a minimum of 2 tours per month during the peak field trip season.

No experience is necessary; training is provided. Volunteers with a love of the outdoors and an interest in environmental education are encouraged to apply (all volunteers must pass a background check). Gain valuable experience working with children and teaching environmental education in an outdoor setting!

Two introductory training sessions are scheduled on Monday, February 12, 1-3pm and Thursday, February 15, 10am-12pm at the Hoyt Arboretum Visitor Center at 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland, OR 97221. Each training session will be limited to 12 participants.

To apply, please contact volunteer@hoytarboretum.org or (503) 823-1649.

Contact Information

Becky Schreiber, Volunteer Coordinator
volunteer@hoytarboretum.org | 503-823-1649

About the Organization

Hoyt Arboretum is Portland’s museum of living trees, located on 189-ridge top acres in Washington Park. The arboretum is home to more than 2,000 plant species from 6 different continents, including 63 species that are threatened or endangered in the wild. The arboretum’s 12 miles of trails are open daily and are free to the public.

About the Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

The Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter allows students, faculty, and staff at PCC a more comprehensive look at volunteer needs and opportunities from our community partners. Our hope is that the newsletter will allow subscribers to stay better informed about community service opportunities in the tri-county areas of Portland, Oregon, as well as non-profit internships and scholarships available locally and nationally.

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