Please complete this application if you are interested in volunteering at Portland Japanese Garden.

Please note:
- Applicants are selected based off their interests, skills and availability. Not all those who apply will be accepted.
- The minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old.
- For the safety of our staff, volunteers, and guests, Portland Japanese Garden is requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Staff and volunteers are required to become ‘fully vaccinated’ by June 30th (first shot by May 15th). ‘Fully vaccinated’ means 2 shots of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or 1 shot of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine – plus 2 weeks after the final shot.


Applicant Information

Items with a * are required fields.
Under "Home Phone", please enter the number that is easiest to reach you on, whether that is your home landline, cell phone, or work number.
Questions about age and race are optional. We ask these these questions to help us strive toward inclusive and diverse volunteer programs.


Emergency Contact Information

Please provide an emergency contact.


How did you hear about our volunteer programs?


Volunteer Interests

This is a list of volunteer programs we are accepting applications for at this time.

Select the program/s that you are most interested in and tell us why your skills and experience make you a good match for the program/s you choose.


What is your current availability?

Tell us what days of the week and times of day are best for you.


Education and Employment History

Please briefly tell us about your education and employment history.


Are you fluent in another language/s?


Do you volunteer for any other organizations?


What is your motivation for volunteering with us?


What do you hope to gain from volunteering?


What do you hope to contribute by volunteering?


Application Agreement

I understand that Portland Japanese Garden requires its volunteers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and commit to volunteering for a period no shorter than six months.

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Portland Japanese Garden volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet before I may begin volunteering.