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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

Ole Bolle – Troll Docents

various dates and times

We are looking for more volunteers for our Troll Docent Program at Nordic Northwest. This is a great opportunity to engage with all of the people coming to visit our new troll. Be an ambassador for our resident troll. You will be trained on information about Ole Bolle and Nordic Northwest.

We are going to have our first “kick off shift” as a group on Tuesday, September 26th at 6:30pm. If you cannot make it to the kick-off, no problem. All info will also be sent out. We have three shifts per weekend day. You can follow this link to sign up for sessions. You’ll see there are two spots for each session and you can sign up for multiple sessions in the same day, as well. Any questions about the troll docents – email

Field Trip Guide

Help lead and assist field trips coming to the Nordic Northwest Campus to meet our resident Troll, Ole Bolle, and learn about Nordic cultures. 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.

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.

Field Trip Guide Lead

Do you have a background in education, or in educational tours for students? We'd love for you to join us and lend your skills and experience to creating fun, meaningful field trip visits for students 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 encompass the entire campus, and can include Ole Bolle Troll, Fogelbo & Nordia House, with cover subjects ranging from Nordic cultures, nature education, the history of Ole Bolle and Thomas Dambo, intersections of Nordic and global cultures, and Nordic languages.

Happiest Country on Earth

March 5, 2024

4:45 to 6:30 pm

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.

Happiest Country on Earth

March 5, 2024

4:45 to 6:30 pm

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

Film Screening: How To Train Your Dragon 3

March 9, 2024

4:30 to 6:30 pm


Film Screening: How To Train Your Dragon 3

March 9, 2024

4:30 to 6:30 pm

Check In

Come Sauna with Us

March 16, 2024

11 am to 2:30 pm

We are looking for a volunteer to help check in Sauna event attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff. Shift: 10:30-1:30pm.

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. 

Volunteer 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. 



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!


Development Committee

Finance Committee 

Governance Committee

Investment Committee

Facilities Committee

Program Committee


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