Volunteer

COVID-19 has changed volunteering at Oxbow. Some of our volunteer opportunities are on hold while others are limited in size. Please see the information under each volunteer type to find out more.

If you are volunteering at Oxbow, please read our Volunteer Guidelines and review our COVID-19 Visitor Questionnaire before you leave your house. Volunteers must wear a mask and should bring their own hand sanitizer, a full water bottle, and gardening gloves if they have them. All volunteers under the age of 18 will also need to bring a completed Minor Waiver.

To register for any of our current volunteer opportunities, please use the provided sign-up buttons or links below. If you don’t see an opportunity that works for you, sign up for our newsletter and follow us on Facebook to receive updates about new opportunities. Any additional questions can be emailed to our volunteer coordinators at volunteer@oxbow.org


October Restoration Volunteering

Ages 14 & up | Pre-registration required | Households of 4 or fewer | 2 hours    

Help Oxbow to grow and care for our natural spaces this Oxtober! Join Oxbow’s Conservation Team each Saturday during the month of October from 10AM to noon to learn about and improve critical habitat for plants and wildlife and help combat climate change. The work is satisfying and physical. It happens outdoors, rain or shine, and includes tasks like planting trees and digging up blackberries. With your help, we can help bring back salmon (and orcas!) and rebuild a resilient landscape that supports people’s livelihoods, produces food, and remains beautiful and ecologically diverse! Work parties are limited to groups of 4 or fewer people from the same household. Sign up to see available dates and times or to make your own appointment.

See available dates and register

Gleaning

Pre-registration required | Total group size limited to 10 people | 2 hours    

gleaning

Oxbow is thrilled to partner with Hopelink, FareStart, and Jewish Family Service of Seattle in their hunger relief efforts. Each week, volunteers gather at Oxbow to collect produce from our fields for donation to area food banks. A typical glean will collect 75-100 pounds of produce to nourish food bank clients.

Gleaning is real, productive, feel-good work that gets you out of the office and into nature! Whether you’re able to volunteer once or for the entire season, we’re grateful for all who donate their time to save food and feed the King County community! Oxbow offers a variety of gleaning opportunities for individuals and groups in collaboration with our hunger relief partners. Visit our Hunger Relief page for more information and to sign up via one of our partners.


Kids’ Farm Volunteers

While this opportunity is limited during COVID-19, Oxbow Education is often seeking volunteers to help with the management and upkeep of our 2-acre Kids’ Farm and Living Playground. Oxbow’s education team appreciates season-long or ongoing commitment from volunteers (one day per week is great), but can accommodate one-time work parties or individual project requests on a case by case basis.

More volunteer opportunities are in the works! Check back often, or sign up for our newsletter to learn about future volunteer events.