The Audubon Society of Portland is committed to equality of opportunity for all through equity practices, both in our workplace and in access to nature. (See our Diversity Statement, here.) Civic engagement and staff diversity are core strategic goals, as illuminated by the report Green 2.0 and formalized by board-approved strategy. The Audubon Society of Portland is an equal opportunity organization that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in your resume.
Our staff love what they do and are passionate about connecting people with Mount St. Helens. We are a small and growing organization, seasonal opportunities can turn into long term positions and long term positions are evolving rapidly. We have offices in Vancouver and Chelatchie Prairie (Amboy) and work throughout the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Our work is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Our staff, volunteers and interns get to spend their time on one of the most amazing places on earth. We value creativity, open communication and flexibility.
Transition Projects delivers life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents. Whether by helping a homeless veteran and her family find housing, sheltering hundreds of people each night with nowhere else to turn, or opening new pathways to employment, Transition Projects represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric.
Transition Projects provides individuals with the services, resources and tools they need to end their homelessness, secure housing, and maintain that housing.
Metro brings people together to make decisions about where we grow, how we get around and what happens to our waste. Metro guides investments in jobs, roads and transit while working to protect farms, forests and clean air and water for future generations.
Metro owns and operates 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Expo Center and the Oregon Convention Center. Two recycling and garbage stations accept trash, recyclables and hazardous waste from residents, businesses and commercial haulers. Metro also provides tools for everyday living, from a recycling hotline to a bike map to MetroPaint.
Metro employees serve in a variety of roles from economists to park rangers, cartographers to zookeepers, and recycling specialists to theater ushers. Explore current job listings for an opportunity to put your unique skills, talent and training to work for the benefit of the region.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Metro employees are guided by the shared values of public service, excellence, teamwork, sustainability, innovation and respect.
Like traditional mentors, our mentors are adults that want to make a difference in the life of a young person by spending the time with them to build a caring relationship. But they are also something else—they are the senior member of a very special partnership, one that happens outdoors in the many great places that Portland has to offer, and one that respects a young person’s interests, abilities, and background, and allows them to make guided choices that will build their self-confidence and problem solving skills. Senior Partners serve as the bridge between a young person’s family, community, and school life, and the possibilities that exploring urban nature on their own terms can open up for learning about oneself and one’s place in the world.
If you are an adult over 21 who wants to share the urban outdoors with a young person in the 4th or 5th grade, and you possess the open mindedness to know that you can learn just as much as you can teach, then becoming a UNP Senior Partner might be for you! If you can commit 8 hours per month for a minimum of one year and have a reliable vehicle, get in touch with us! Males, adults of color, Spanish speakers, and environmental/social services professionals are especially needed.
The Confluence AmeriCorps Program advances environmental justice by creating greater access to resource conservation initiatives, healthy watersheds, gardens and farms, parks and greenspaces, healthy homes and livable communities. We do this by building unique partnerships with community-based organizations, schools and government agencies who also value racial equity and social justice. Confluence AmeriCorps Members are carefully selected and placed within these organizations to lead and support various conservation projects that build leadership while increasing the organization’s ability to empower racially, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations.
Exploring the roots of food and environmental stewardship
Zenger Farm's experiential and science-based programs teach youth and adults the importance of food, farming, wetland conservation and environmental stewardship in healthy urban communities. Participants learn that healthy food comes from healthy soil, which can be anywhere, even in the city. Zenger Farm provides opportunities for community members to get their hands dirty and learn where their food comes from.
Since 1994, Renewable Northwest has been working to bring new generation to the next generation. The Northwest has a tradition of renewable energy development for inexpensive electric power. It's what drives our economy and sustains our quality of life. But over the past several decades we have relied more heavily on polluting coal and natural gas. Now is the time, for the sake of our economy and the environment, to invest in the next generation of renewable resources to secure a clean energy future for our children.
The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Through the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors and donors our organization offers: