We are excited to offer Washington County educators in-person classroom visits, school garden consultations, a local lending library, and connection to volunteers from the local community. We encourage community members interested in volunteering with a local school to contact us. Use the links below to register as a volunteer, or to request a volunteer and/or visit from our Washington County Programs Coordinator.
Washington County Master Gardeners Your local Master Gardeners are excited to visit your classroom or garden club. They offer a standards list of programs, found here. Requests must be submitted at least 3 weeks in advance, and must include at least 15 participants.
Washington County Extension Service Your local OSU Extension Service can connect you to resources, events, and organizations that will bolster your school’s agricultural and natural resource education programs.
Clean Water Services Request a guest speaker, or coordinate a field trip. This organization does an incredible job of teaching water conservation with an emphasis on local watersheds.
Events and Opportunities
Timbers Community Fund Apply for a grant funding youth STEM education, youth health and wellness, or the environment. How convenient that school gardens address all of these things! Applications are due Sept. 4th. You must have a conversation with a fund representative prior to applying, so start your planning early!
More coming soon!
Free Loan Library
Washington County will soon be home to a free loan library! Keep posted for kits, books, and other resources that you can pick up and drop off at our Hillsboro office.
Below are schools that have already requested a volunteer. Schools are arranged by region in the county. If you are interested in working with one of these schools, please contact Kassia Rudd at Kassia.Rudd@oregonstate.edu, or 503-713-5365.