Student Off-Campus Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Match Organizations:

  • Hands On Portland is dedicated to matching volunteers with community projects.
  • OregonVolunteers! provides resources by county for volunteers with news and a calendar of events.
  • Volunteer match has a nation-wide database of resources.
  • Wiser Earth is a social network for sustainability organizations.
  • EarthShare Oregon engages people at their workplaces, bringing new support to environmental endeavors across Oregon and around the world.

Advocacy, Governmental, and Public Policy

Outreach and Education

Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle

Food Systems and Garden-Based Programs and Education

  • Learning Gardens Lab cultivates a sustainable future through garden-based education.
  • Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust holds urban and rural land in trust to promote sustainable agriculture.
  • Outgrowing Hunger creates affordable access to healthy food grown in neighborhood and builds a resilient community.
  • Oregon Food Bank collects and repackages food donations, leads nutrition education classes and gardening workshops, lends a hand at food and fundraising events, and much more.
  • Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit research and education membership organization dedicated to biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture.
  • Rogue Farm Corps offers hands-on experience through a diverse network of commercial family farms in Oregon.
  • Independence Gardens builds sustainable edible gardens in Portland.
  • Tryon Life Community Farm
  • Growing Gardens dig at the root of hunger in Portland by building organic home gardens in urban backyards.
  • Friends of Family Farmers promotes and protects socially-responsible family farming and ranching in Oregon,and helps make this state a great place to live and farm.
  • Zenger Farm is a working urban farm that models, promotes, and educates about sustainable food systems, environmental stewardship, community development, and access to good food for all.
  • Sauvie Island Center has volunteers lead small groups of elementary school students through hands-on, farm-based lessons on pollination, healthy soil, plant parts, the food web, and planting and harvesting in the Grow Lunch Garden.
  • Portland Fruit Tree Project works toward equitable access to healthy food and strengthens communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.

Social Services and Community




Travel Opportunities

Scholarships and Fellowships

Professional Development and Certifications

Grants and Start-Up Project Funding

Sustainability Job Sites

Local Jobs (may not be available)