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

Christmas Tree Decorating at Nordia House – Monday and Tuesday, November 21 & 22 from 10am-1pm.

Interested in helping with the Christmas exhibit installation and decorating our Nordic Christmas trees? We are looking for volunteers to help on Monday & Tuesday, November 21 & 22 from 10am-1pm.

This year we are celebrating the crafts of Christmas in our exhibit and any and all help to make this exhibit as cheerful and full of the holiday spirit is very much appreciated!

ScanFair – Nordic Christmas Market at the Convention Center – Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 2022

Celebrate the sights, sounds, tastes and traditions of a Nordic Christmas! Be part of the crew and help us with set-up, admissions, volunteer & entertainer entrance, stage management, craft area, scavenger hunt, booths and more.

Flute Fantasy Concert

Portland Nordic Chorus Concert


Christmas at Fogelbo Tours - December 16

Portland Nordic Chorus Concert

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Christmas at Fogelbo Tours - December 17

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! 


You can apply in a few simple steps.


1. Help us out by filling our online volunteer interest form and send it back to Nordic Northwest.

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 Help us out by filling our volunteer interest form and send it back to Nordic Northwest.

2. Complete the one time volunteer application or ongoing application, sign the waiver and you are good to go!

3. Browse one or more of our volunteer opportunities posted below and

call the office with any questions about upcoming opportunities, etc. 


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. 



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)

ScanFair - Nordic Christmas Market (December)

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


Development Committee

Finance Committee 

Governance Committee

Investment Committee

Facilities Committee

Programs Committee