Volunteer for Plant Sale

Volunteers at the 2015 Native Plant Sale pickup day tent

Come join the fun! Volunteering for plant sale is a great way to connect with other people who have a love for plants and nature. We need help with plant order sorting and on plant pick-up day. You’ll get just a little bit dirty and you’ll have a lot of fun! All skill levels are welcome.


Dates and Details:

  • Plant Sorting: February 4-7 (Tuesday-Friday)
    Help us prepare customer orders by sorting bare-root native plants into bags. Morning and afternoon shifts are about 3.5 hours.
  • Pick-up Day: February 8 (Saturday)
    Help distribute plant orders to happy customers on Plant Sale Pick-up day! Morning and afternoon shifts are about 4 hours.

Volunteer Working Conditions:
All volunteer shifts take place outside, under a large (semi-heated) event tent. Temperatures and weather will vary. Work will be physically moderate, as it typically involves standing, walking, bending, twisting, and tying knots. Gloves, safety glasses, and snacks will be provided.


To sign up for a shift, register for the time that works best for you below. One registration per person please. We will be in touch soon with more information.

Date & TimeEvent & LocationAvailability
Tue, Feb. 4
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Tue, Feb. 4
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Wed, Feb. 5
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
1 seats left (of 12 max)
Wed, Feb. 5
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Thu, Feb. 6
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Thu, Feb. 6
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Fri, Feb. 7
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Fri, Feb. 7
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Plant Sorting
EMSWCD Office, Portland
10 seats left (of 12 max)
Sat, Feb. 8
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Pick-up Day
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.
Sat, Feb. 8
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Volunteer Registration: Pick-up Day
EMSWCD Office, Portland
Event full, wait list available.

All volunteer shifts take place at the EMSWCD office, located at 5211 N. Williams Ave., Portland, OR 97217. Please note that all are welcome at our events! EMSWCD prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities and strives towards equity and inclusion.

While our grounds are ADA accessible, there are varying types of terrain. Working conditions for volunteers are described above.

If you have questions about volunteering or accessibility, please contact Brandi at brandi@emswcd.org or 503-935-5364. Thank you for all that you do to help care for our land and water!