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VOLUNTEER

We are always looking for volunteers. From monthly projects to our seasonal events and on going programs, there are so many ways to contribute your talents and skills.

Check out some of our Volunteer Opportunities

​Interested in ongoing volunteer opportunities and committees? Please check out our opportunities below and contact the office.

UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Field Trip Assistant

Help assist with field trips on the Nordic Northwest Campus. If you love working with students and sharing knowledge through tours, games and activities, this is going to be fun! You’ll be helping set up, prepare for, and assist during all parts of the field trips. There will be an orientation and training in everything you’ll need to know prior to the field trips.

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Field Trip Lead

Do you have a background in education, or in educational tours for students? Share your skills and experience and help with fun, meaningful field trip visits for students of all ages to the Nordic Northwest Campus. Assist in shaping the content of field trips, and serve as a lead guide for groups. Our field trips are centered on Ole Bolle Troll and the entire campus, including Fogelbo and Nordia House. Subject matter includes Nordic cultures, nature education and sustainability, the history of Ole Bolle and Thomas Dambo, intersections of Nordic and global cultures, and Nordic languages.

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Office Scanning Project

Do you love organizing? We are looking for additional help with digitizing our accounting records. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity. Basic computer skills and comfort learning/using our scanner would be great. You will be working with Karen, our accountant. Availability ideally on Fridays, but any day/time would be greatly appreciated.

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Nordic Northwest Campus Tour Docent Training on June 17, 2024

We are reformatting our volunteer docent program! Thank you for hanging on while we work through all of the kinks! We are now moving away from having drop-in tours every weekend. The new format will be hour-long quarterly tours where attendees sign up beforehand. We will have a max of 20 people for each tour. The tour will include Nordic House, Ole Bole and the grounds. Right now, we only have three opportunities but we are looking to expand the number of tours once we perfect this new format! If you are interested in leading one of these tours please sign up here. We will have a staff person there to support and help. We will send out all of the materials ahead of the training and tours.

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Woman at War Film Screening on June 21, 2024

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help tend the bar and check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay during the program. 

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Oregon Midsummer Festival on June 28 & 29, 2024

We are celebrating our Midsummer Festival at Nordia House on Friday, June  28 and Saturday, June 29, 2024 - please join us! Sign up to help with set-up and take-down, kids activities, beer garden, admissions, perking, volunteer check-in, lawn games, flower crown & midsummer pole decorating! Thank you so much for considering donating your time!. 

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Electric Family Singalong on June 28, 2024

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay during the program. 

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The ABBAgraphs Concert on July 13, 2024

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help check in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay during the program. 

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Nordic Northwest Campus Tours on July 15, 2024

Can you help lead our first hour-long quarterly tour? We will have a max of 20 people per tour. The tour will include Nordia House, Ole Bolle and the grounds. If you are interested in leading one of these tours please sign up here. This opportunity is open to all volunteers who have completed the Campus Docent Tour Training on June 17. We will send out all of the materials ahead of the training and tours.

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I Am Greta Film Screening on July 19, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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Rolli and the Spirit of the Woods Film Screening on July 21, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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The Boxtrolls Film Screening on August 11, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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Twice Colonized Film Screening on August 16, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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Afternoon Finnish Contemporary Strings on August 8, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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The Ash Lad: In the Hall of the Mountain King Film Screening on September 13, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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Gather Film Screening on September 20, 2024

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees and tend the bar. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welcome to stay through the movie. 

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Nordic Northwest embraces volunteers and strives to provide opportunities that deepen community, share the experience of the cultural heritages represented by Nordic Northwest and advance its mission and vision. 

Nordic Northwest maintains an active volunteer base and we are and will be forever grateful to our amazing volunteers without whom this organization would not exist. We truly appreciate your wonderful enthusiasm and support. As a volunteer you, of course, get free entry to the events and programs for which you selected a volunteer shift, enjoy the benefits of special invitations to volunteer programs and make lasting friendships along the way! 

APPLY TODAY

You can apply in a few simple steps.

1. Interested in volunteering but not entirely sure how? Fill out our online volunteer interest form and send it back to Nordic Northwest.​ We will contact you and explore further steps

PLEASE NOTE:

You have to log in to your account.

If you are a member or have attended events and this is the first time you are logging in, or if you have forgotten your login information, please click “Having trouble logging in?”. You are prompted to enter the email address associated with your account, and a link will be emailed to you to set up your login.

If you have not been a member in the past or attended events, please click on “create account."

OR 

 

2. You have signed up to volunteer for a specific event, program, committee and just have to send in the paperwork?

Complete the volunteer application, sign the waiver and email to Sassa and you are good to go!

Feel free to browse one or more of our volunteer opportunities posted below and call the office with any questions about upcoming opportunities, etc.

Volunteer Opportunities

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Please contact the office if you are interested in any of the following opportunities: 

Office Assistance:

Help us with event preparation, reception, digitizing archives, mailings, and other office tasks. 

Tour Guides & Docents:

Lead groups on architecture tours of Nordia House and the Nordic Northwest Campus. We also have volunteer opportunities to be part of the quarterly Fogelbo Tours. 

 

Stewardship, Volunteer & Membership

Assist with active community outreach campaigns to recruit new members and volunteers and attend volunteer fairs. 

Facilities & Groundskeeping:

Spend time beautifying and brush-clearing at Fogelbo, potting plants or gardening at Nordia House through spring, summer, and fall with the award winning Fogelbo Trolls, a fun volunteer group that meets every Tuesday morning. We also have week round opportunities for indoor and outdoor Nordia House beautification. 

Event Photography:

Do you have an affinity for taking pictures? we are looking for avid photographers to capture the fun and diversity our festivals, fundraisers, programs, concerts, classes, lectures and more with their camera. 

Event-Day Volunteering

We're always looking for help at our festivals, programs, concerts, galas and more. Sign up for a shift at one of our seasonal events and help with set-up, check-in, volunteer coordination, games, bar (with current OLCC license), food (with valid food handler's license), kids area, Nordic Northwest booth, admission, decorations, take-down, and more. 

 

Translation

Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic or Finnish is your first language? We would love to have you help with occasional translation needs!

Event, Program, & Committee Opportunities

Are you looking to get even more involved? Help us plan events, festivals and programs. 

Events & Festivals

Fastelavn - Nordic Carnival (February - March) 

Oregon Midsummer Festival (June)

Nordic Nights Auction & Gala (Spring) 

Nordic Vintage Sale (Fall & Spring)

ScanFair - Nordic Christmas Market (December)

Are you a member or are looking to get even more involved? Join one of our committees!

Committees: 

Development Committee

Finance Committee 

Governance Committee

Investment Committee

Facilities Committee

Program Committee

 

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