Internship Opportunities

Internships with Schoolyard Farms allow you to dive deeper into the subject you are interested in. Interns will receive in-depth training in farming, garden education or marketing. See the descriptions below for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Farming Internship

Paid Part-time Position closes: March 16, 2015
Help with all aspects of running a small-scale production farm.

Summer Farm Camp Educator Internship

Paid Part-time Position closes: June 1st, 2015
Collaborate with all- camp staff to lead daily onsite activities engaging campers in exploring the farm, participating in farm tasks, preparing healthy snacks, farm arts and crafts, scientific inquiry, and active play.

School Garden Educator Internship

Unpaid Position
Learn best practices in experiential farm-based education by developing onsite garden/farm activities.

Marketing Internship

Unpaid Position
Assist in creating communication that connects people to our work, drives fundraising campaigns, tells stories, engages members and reaches new supporters and partners.

Volunteer with Schoolyard Farms

Dedicated Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a pivotal role in our programming and are the cornerstone of our organization. With your help, we can make a greater impact on the health of our community.

Volunteer Descriptions

We have a wide-range of volunteer opportunities from garden education to field work. See the descriptions above to see which opportunity best fits your needs. To volunteer regularly with Schoolyard Farms, we ask that you fill out a Volunteer Application, attend one of our volunteer trainings and commit to volunteering at least 3 hours per month. This year, our training days will take place on March 31st, June 26th and September 15th from 9am-2pm at Candy Lane Elementary. Please submit your Volunteer Application prior to one of these dates to enroll in the training.

Drop-in Volunteer Days

Swing by the farm at Candy Lane Elementary (5901 SE Hull Ave. Milwaukie, OR. 97267) any Friday in April-October from 1-4pm (from June-August we extend our volunteer hours to 1-5pm) to help with general farm tasks. No need to RSVP or fill out an application, just come by and enjoy the benefits of working outside with your hands!

We occasionally host Drop-in Volunteer Days on the weekends throughout the growing season. Like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with those volunteer opportunities.

Donate to Schoolyard Farms

We rely on your support to continue our good work. Help us build school farms that feed their cafeterias and connect children to their food.

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Become a Sustaining Member

You can also support our programs by becoming a Sustaining Member of Schoolyard Farms. For just $10 a month, you can become a Sustaining Member and as a Thank You you will receive a Schoolyard Farms tote, 15% off Summer Camp and advance opportunity to enroll.

Become a Sustaining Member Today!

About Us

Schoolyard Farms creates healthier communities by teaching kids how to grow nutritious food that goes from their schoolyard to their plate.
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