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Description
Interested in joining our Audio/Visual Team? We are always looking for volunteers with an eye for detail and enthusiasm for tech to assist in the setup and striking of gear for events, programs, and festivals. Responsibilities may include audio and power cable management, lighting rig and green screen setup, stage building, and general tech assistance. No skills required though we may utilize any specialized skills you may have after some familiarity with in-house procedures.”

Date
06/23/2024 - 06/23/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welsome to stay through the concert. Shift: 11:30am-1:30pm. 

 


Date
05/31/2024 - 05/31/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

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. Shift time: 6:30-8:30pm

 


Date
05/31/2024 - 05/31/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welsome to stay during the event. Shift: 6:30-7:30pm. 

 


Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Description
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.

Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Description
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.

Date
06/14/2024 - 06/14/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

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. Shift time: 7:30-9pm

 


Date
06/14/2024 - 06/14/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welsome to stay during the movie. Shift: 7:30-8:30pm. 

 


Date
06/21/2024 - 06/21/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

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 movie. Shift time: 7:30-9:30pm

 


Date
06/21/2024 - 06/21/2024
Category
Event Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

We are looking for a volunteer to help check-in attendees. Volunteers will be trained by staff and are welsome to stay through the movie. Shift: 7:30-9pm. 

 


Category
Board Level Committee
Description
The Finance Committee would love to hear your two cents! Join the Committee and help assist the Nordic Northwest Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities relating to fiscal management by recommending financial policies and goals, reviewing and recommending approval of an annual operating budget, regularly reviewing financial results against policies and goals, overseeing the management of financial assets including Investment Committee, and more.

Category
Gardening/Maintenance
Location
Fogeblo Grounds
8740 SW Oleson Road
Portland, 97223
Description
Do you love gardening, building and the outdoors? This might be the volunteer opportunity for you! The Fogelbo Forest Trolls are an amazing self formed volunteer group who work on the grounds of Fogelbo (and Nordia House) building sheds, decorating, gardening, weeding, cutting trees,.... They typically meet on Tuesdays at Fogelbo.

Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Description

Welcome to the magical setting of Old World Scandinavia where volunteers bring history to life! Become a tour docent, welcome guests into the Fogelbo home and share the enchanting heritage & collection Ross Fogelquist acquired over the last half century. 
Volunteers are asked to learn the basic histories of the Fogelbo Steiner cabin, the Fogelquist family, and some collection items. There will be a training for first time docents by our lead docents, members of the Fogelbo heritage Committee, prior to their first tour. Depending on the time of year or tour theme, Scandinavian traditions are implemented. 
Docents cover certain areas of the residence, such as the kitchen, main living area, or upstairs items and need to be familiar with several collection items in specific areas they interpret. Historical information and significance are available for docents to study. 
Tours occur quarterly for two consecutive days. Typically Friday & Saturday in Spring, Early Summer, Fall & Winter. Any time you can donate is greatly appreciated.
The tour docents’ goal is to engage, connect, and hopefully, bring the magic to life. The Fogelbo Heritage Committee & tour docents aim to convey enthusiasm for Scandinavian heritage and history.

 


Category
Programs Sub-Committee
Description
Are you a member of Nordic Northwest and interested in getting more involved? Join the Friday Night Lecture Series committee and help plan the monthly lectures by creating a lineup, recruiting speakers, and evaluating the program success.

Category
Games, Sports & Recreation
Location
Nordia House
8800 Sw Oleson Road
PORTLAND, OR 97223
Description
Starting in April 11, 2021, the Kubb committee plans to play the first and third sunday of each month from 11am-2pm on the back lawn at Nordia House. Intereted in joining the crew? We would love to have you!

Date
06/17/2024 - 06/17/2024
Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

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.

 


Category
Office Assistance
Location
Nordia House
8800 Sw Oleson Road
PORTLAND, OR 97223
Description
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.

Date
05/17/2024 - 05/17/2024
Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

Join us at Fogelbo to help give a tour of the historic log cabin and experience it in all its spring glory. You will be assigned a spot in the house and learn more about it to then give the tour! This opportunity is open to all Fogelbo docents who have previously done tours or attended a docent training. We will also provide you with information prior to the tours. Shifts are available on Friday and Saturday. 9:30am-2:30pm. Questions? Email sassac@nordicnorthwest.org


Date
05/18/2024 - 05/18/2024
Category
Tour Docent/Field Trip Guide
Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Washington
Description

Join us at Fogelbo to help give a tour of the historic log cabin and experience it in all its spring glory. You will be assigned a spot in the house and learn more about it to then give the tour! This opportunity is open to all Fogelbo docents who have previously done tours or attended a docent training. We will also provide you with information prior to the tours. Shifts are available on Friday and Saturday. 9:30am-2:30pm. Questions? Email sassac@nordicnorthwest.org

 


Location
Nordic Northwest Campus
8800 SW Oleson Road
Portland, OR 97223
Description

 We are looking for 2 volunteers that would be interested in helping serve traditional Swedish and Finnish food during our Vappu and Valborg  Celebration. Shift time: 4:30-6:30pm