Volunteer Opportunities

From tending crops to teaching kids, volunteers are essential members of our team. Learn about volunteers accomplishments and read volunteer spotlights here. Then take a look at the opportunities below and complete our Volunteer Application form. We’ll contact you within two weeks. Questions? Email Rob Cato.

Current volunteer needs and internships are also listed on our Open Positions page.

Farm Friday Work Parties

Come get your hands dirty with our farmers! Work parties are Fridays from 2-4pm May 6th – October 28th.Help tend and weed the fields, plant starts, harvest, and much more! Work party tasks vary with the seasons and may include tending the farm crops (weeding, mulching, watering) or caring for the livestock (adding bedding to the worm bin, cleaning the chicken coop). If you have any special needs, please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate.

Open to the public. Ages 8-17 welcome with an adult. Parties of 5 or more please contact rob@zengerfarm.org to RSVP.

Farm and Garden-Based Environmental Education Volunteers

Support all of our environmental education programs, including the Children’s Gardens, on-site field trips, the Urban FarmHomeschool Program, and Farm School. See volunteer position description here.

Community Livestock Project Volunteers

Chickens, Bees, and Worms: Learn more about getting involved with Livestock on theFarm.

Cooking & Nutrition Education Volunteers

Help facilitate cooking workshops and food skills events to build community around food, support families to learn and share cooking, gardening and nutrition skills and promote equitable access to good nutrition. See volunteer position description here.

Corporate & Organizational Volunteer Groups

Contact Rob Cato to learn about team building and service learning visits for your group.

Development & Event Volunteers

Help Zenger Farm’s development team achieve their ambitious budget goals. This position provides administrative support for all facets of fundraising including events. See volunteer description here.

Field Trip Leaders

Help us educate youth about sustainable farming and environmental stewardship throughFarm FieldTrips. View position description here.

Lents International Farmers Market

Weekly volunteers make our market thrive. Help set up or breakdown the market or talk to market shoppers. Help get the word out by putting up posters and circulating flyers. We also offer an “Adopt-a-Market” program that’s great for groups interested in volunteering on market day to help with all aspects of running the market.

Office Volunteers

Are you excellent with computer work, mailings or other office tasks and able to make a regular commitment for a period of at least three months? Please fill out our Volunteer Application and indicate your interest in office volunteering.

Outreach Ambassadors

Share our message of good food for all at outreach and fundraising events on the farm, in our neighborhood and around the city. Gain skills in outreach and meet community members and local food leaders at Portland-area events.Ambassadors are asked to commit to at least two events per month for at least four months.

Special Skills

Do you have special skills you’d like to contribute to the farm,such as photography, tree care, or data management? Tell us about your special skills in the volunteer application.