trees; wildlife; habitat; science; tours; forestry; field trips; outdoor education; outdoor school; trees identification; K-12

trees; wildlife; habitat; science; tours; forestry; field trips; outdoor education; outdoor school; trees identification; K-12

Internships & Volunteers

Get Involved

The World Forestry Center is 501(c)3 non-profit organization which often relies on the generosity of volunteers and interns to help us fulfill our mission to educate and inform people about the world's forests and trees, and their importance to all life, in order to promote a balanced and sustainable future.

Located in Washington Park in Portland, Oregon, the World Forestry Center operates several programs including the Discovery Museum, Tree Farms, and the World Forest Institute.

Volunteers
We are always looking for volunteers to help with a variety of ongoing and one day projects. Volunteers are needed for our educations programs, tree farms, exhibits and special events.  

If you would like to learn more or volunteer for the
World Forestry Center, contact: Rob Pierce, Director of Education rpierce@worldforestry.org


Internships
Our Education Department internship program offers great opportunities and job experience for those with a forestry, education, or a natural resources background.  

Duties for the Education Department may include but are not limited to, assisting teachers and students with reservations, curriculum, guided tours, answering phones, filing, copies, and other general office tasks.


Days/Hours
Days and hours of internship are flexible. But interns must be able to work a minimum of 300 hours. Start and end dates are flexible.


Compensation/Incentives
This is an unpaid, volunteer position. Although the intern will not receive monetary compensation, benefits include: professional experience in a diverse and international work environment; opportunity to learn about local and global forestry; natural resources and tree farm management; experience working in non-profit organization in marketing, administrative, special programs and organizational work; networking and making contacts in forestry throughout the Pacific Northwest.


To Apply
Email a letter of interest and resume to: Rob Pierce, Director of Education, rpierce@worldforestry.org


Group Volunteer Opportunities
Organizations and businesses can volunteer as a group. Dates, hours, and projects are aligned to the interests and abilities of each group. A representative of the group should contact the Director of Education  at 503-488-2118.


Service Projects
Call our Tree Farm Manager to arrange a project for your group 503-625-7471.