Volunteer Opportunities

The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park relies on the generous support of our volunteers to keep the park safe, clean, and accessible to all. Scroll down to see how you can help make a difference.

NEW Opportunity!
Saturday Morning Nature Activities Leader at the Visitor Center

We're looking for an Activities Leader to facilitate ecological and cultural activities each Saturday morning in April and May at the visitor center! Click here for more details about this exciting opportunity. Register for the Saturday morning programs here.

Weed Warriors

Every last Saturday from March through October, 9am–12pm, FMTP Weed Warrior volunteers meet at the Mt. Tabor Visitor Center (near the amphitheater) to remove invasive plant species and restore native habitat to Mt. Tabor Park.

All tools are provided. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and long sleeves to protect yourself as you work alongside trees and bushes, including thorny blackberry. If you have a favorite pair of work gloves, bring those as well (though we have gloves you can borrow). Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated. We’ll provide a mid-work snack.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. However, any volunteer under 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone; and children under 8 must be in the company of an adult for the duration of the service project. 


For further information on Weed Warrior service projects and to sign up, register here. Direct questions to our Stewardship Coordinator Emily Lytle at emily.fmtp@gmail.com. Visit the Weed Warriors facebook page for photos and updates.

Foot Patrol

Formed in 2000, the Foot Patrol is composed of volunteers who periodically walk in Mt. Tabor Park in pairs to observe park activity and conditions; record and report theft, vandalism, graffiti, and improperly secured facilities; manage lost and/or found items, provide first aid, assist lost or disoriented individuals, and pick up litter while on patrol. 


The requirements are few, and the personal rewards are great. For more information and to schedule an orientation, contact the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park at 503-512-0816 or email us at  taborfriends@gmail.com.

Visitor Center

The Mt. Tabor Park Visitor Center, located at the main parking lot near the caldera amphitheater, is staffed entirely by volunteers - the more we have, the more often the center is open to the public! Spend a few hours at the center greeting guests, answering questions, providing maps and brochures, staffing the lost-and-found, and (best of all) handing out dog biscuits. Opened by the Friends of Mt. Tabor Park in October 2011, the center is a valuable resource for park guests. To arrange an orientation session, please contact taborfriends@gmail.com or call 503-512-0816.

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