Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

Providing interpretive education on wetlands and wildlife, panoramic views, water quality, weather, natural resource management, trails, bird watching, recreation, exhibits, displays and an eagles nest, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve is a treasure of the Hillsboro community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Wetlands Education Center Guide

Job Summary:

This position involves indoor visitor assistance at the new Wetlands Education Center. It is similar to a docent position. Some duties include greeting, answering questions, helping visitors with maps and nature exhibits, selling nature store items, and setting up spotting scopes for bird-watching. Training is provided by staff. This position is very enjoyable for environmentally-conscious people who like to help other people of all ages enjoy and learn about nature!

Time to be Available:

There are shifts from 10-1pm and 1-4pm Monday through Sunday; substitutes are needed for all shifts.  Our most urgent need is for a regular Center Guide for Sunday mornings from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

Qualifications:

Guides must be at least 18 years old and be willing to have a background check done by the City of Hillsboro.  Knowledge about nature is a big plus but not a necessity.  We are all still learning about nature; there are new things going on every day.

Education Assistant

Job Summary:

Education Volunteers assist in teaching a variety of field-based and traveling science and natural history-related programs to students in grades K – 6.  If you are available between the hours of 8:30am – 2:00pm Monday through Friday, have transportation,  and you enjoy children, teaching cool science and nature topics, being outside and encouraging and inspiring students to be active, involved learners, this opportunity is for you!

Time to be Available:

Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 2:00pm..


Contact:

Kristi Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator
503-615-3479 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)