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Welcome Center Greeter at Portland Japanese Garden

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ORGANIZATION: Portland Japanese Garden

  • 71 people are interested

Portland Japanese Garden is looking for new volunteers to share their love of the Garden with the community.

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors at our primary ticketing area, the Welcome Center. This includes providing an overview of the Garden to people waiting in line, managing the queue, answering questions, and providing wayfinding assistance to Washington Park visitors. As the first point of contact for visitors to the Garden, Welcome Center Greeters should be outgoing, energetic, and comfortable working outside in a fast-paced environment.

Shifts for this role are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 10:30am-12:30pm and 1pm-3pm. This is a seasonal position from May through October.

No previous knowledge of Japanese gardens, history, or horticulture is necessary. Training will be provided.

Must be at least 16 years old to apply.

Interested? Please apply here: https://www.volgistics.com/appform/2111703042

Photo by Jonathan Ley

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About Portland Japanese Garden


611 SW Kingston Ave., Portland, OR 97205, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: Inspiring harmony and peace.


Portland Japanese Garden is renowned as the finest and most authentic Japanese garden outside of Japan. Founded in 1963 and nestled in Washington Park above downtown Portland, Oregon, the Garden is one of the most important Japanese cultural institutions in North America. 450,000 people annually visit the national treasure and participate in its art, cultural, and educational programs. The Garden strives to provide every visitor with an inspiring experience of the beauty and tranquility of the Japanese garden art form. At the same time, the Garden is the beginning point of engaging diverse audiences to expand their understanding of Japan and themselves. Formal and informal education and cultural programs are offered so that visitors of any background or age will find something that is personally meaningful to them. One of a kind art exhibitions focused on Japanese arts, artists, and craftsmanship illuminate cross-cultural dialogue and understanding of the Japanese art form.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Environment


We'll work with your schedule.


611 SW Kingston AvenuePortland, OR 97205



  • Customer Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Portland Japanese Garden volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of two volunteer shifts per month.

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