There are plenty of ways to get involved with the Chuckanut Center! We are working to grow our community of backyard gardeners, educators, urban homesteaders, preservers, musicians and skill builders and there’s so much to share and do! Take a look at some possibilities and get in touch if one of these sound right to you.

GARDEN VOLUNTEERS
During the growing season our gardening volunteers meet once a week to do general garden tasks like weeding, mulching, pruning, perennial clean up, planting garden beds, dividing and potting plants and other similar chores. Sometimes we’ll feed you during our monthly “Weed and Feed” parties when we take on larger jobs.
During the ‘off season’ volunteers might help with general garden maintenance, mulching, winterizing or specific projects.

ORCHARD STEWARD
We have an orchard with a variety of apples, pears and assorted stone fruits of varied age. The trees need some annual pruning, summer watering and critter damage control. There are opportunities to work on special orchard projects. We need someone to manage the care of our lovely orchard and work to get our trees producing to their fullest, for we do love our apple cider.

CARETAKERS HOUSE
Our little red house needs a hand keeping youthful. Our volunteers meet up at the house semi-weekly and tasks vary from week to week.  Some basic maintenance skills are helpful and we’ll match your skills to a project.
Projects have included: building an accessible ramp, painting, refinishing floors, winterizing, carpentry and construction and special projects.

Committee Leadership

Sometimes we have a bigger project or ongoing need and we appreciate a volunteer with a higher leadership role. Here are a couple examples of committees that we’d like to see formed, but we’re open to ideas!

VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
We need someone to rally the troops, schedule volunteer work parties, work with the board to prioritize projects, communicate with volunteers and provide leadership.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE
As a non-profit, fundraising is a part of the necessary package. We have lots of ideas for fundraising events, dinners, campaigns and more and would love some folks to lead the charge. This is more of a team role, perfect for those who love to throw a party or write letters.