Now Accepting Your Time with a Non-Profit as Payment!
If you’re willing to take 4 hours out of your week to volunteer for a worthy cause, we think you deserve a float!
4 hours +
of your time
selected from our approved list below
90 min Float
max of 2 floats per month
Volunteer at One of These Partner Organizations…
Volunteer Contact: Call Kaleen Boyle at 503-844-9571 ext. 332
Our Mission Is Simple. Bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. SOLVE is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals, business groups, and service and conservation groups through volunteering and education to restore our natural spaces and take good care of this great state of which we are all so proud.
Types of work:
SOLVE projects involve hands-on outdoor work focused on cleaning up litter, removing invasive plants, planting native trees and shrubs and restoration work to improve local natural habitats. Each event on our calendar includes specific details and registration information. All tools are provided, no experience is needed, and most projects are open to all ages!
We implement projects and advocate for urban green spaces that reduce stormwater pollution and improve water quality; foster native habitats; cool our cities and mitigate the impacts of climate change; and create neighborhood spaces that are safe, engaging and beautiful. The changes we catalyze create thriving living spaces that inspire environmental and human connection.
Types of work:
Depave Crew Leaders
Depave Green Thumbs
Friends of Trees
Volunteer Events page: friendsoftrees.org/calendar/calendar-portland-vancouver
Email for Volunteering: [email protected]
Today, Friends of Trees is a nationally recognized, regional leader in improving the urban tree canopy and restoring sensitive natural areas—through programs delivered by thousands of volunteers. Friends of Trees greens our region while building community.
Types of work:
Saturday Planting Volunteers
Friends of the Columbia River Gorge
Volunteer Landing page: gorgefriends.org/ways-to-give/volunteer-with-friends-of-the-columbia-gorge.html
Email for Volunteering: Maegan Jossy, Outreach Manager – [email protected]
Friends of the Columbia Gorge is the only non-profit organization dedicated entirely to ensuring that the beautiful and wild Columbia Gorge remains a place apart, an unspoiled treasure for generations to come.
Types of work:
Join a stewardship work party
Lead or shepherd a hike or outing
Help out with office projects
Supervise an information table at a community event
Participate in a hearing, rally or phone bank
There has to be rules…
We’re looking to make this as smooth of a process for everyone involved. With that said, there has to be rules…
- Volunteers must abide by each organization’s codes of conduct.
- 4 hours of volunteering earns 1 float.
- Volunteers can earn up 2 free floats a month (feel free to volunteer more if you’d like, but you’ll only earn a max of 2 floats).
- Volunteers can share their earned floats with whoever they would like.
- Floats do not expire.
- Volunteers hours must be verified, either through contact with each organizations’ volunteer coordinators, or through volunteers providing proof (such as a photograph of volunteer site, or written confirmation from one of the volunteer coordinators)
Volunteers can be removed from the program for any reason including:
- Not abiding by Float On’s expectations of good conduct
- Not abiding by the Volunteer Organizations’ expectations of good conduct
- Missing scheduled floats without 24 hours notice (you’ll also lose your float)!
Track your hours to receive floats!
More About our Volunteer Program
Why are we doing this?
One thing we’ve always believed at Float On is that if someone really wants to come in and float with us, they should be able to do it even if they can’t afford our prices. But we can’t just go giving away free floats to everyone willy nilly.
How does the program work?
We asked our team to come up with a list of their favorite non-profit organizations where people in the Portland area can volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering at one of these organizations, contact them through the info provided below, and let them know you are with the Float On Volunteer program.
Each time you volunteer 4 hours of work for one these organizations, fill out the form below. We will then verify your hours with your volunteer coordinator, and put a free 90 minute float credit on your account. You’ll receive an email notification when we have added the credit to your account, you can then call into the shop or log into your Float On account and schedule your session.
Which organizations qualify?
For starters, we’re partnering with local 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations that we personally support and believe do quality work in our lovely community. We’re always looking for new organizations to partner with. If you’re looking for an increase of wonderful, floaty volunteers, we will soon let you know how to be a part of our program. In the meantime, the above organizations will confirm your time with us in order to provide you with a float.
Would you like us to partner with your organization?
Obviously, we can’t accept everyone, but we do hold monthly team meetings and are always looking to build fun, new partnerships.
Fill out the information below and when we’re ready to expand this program, we’ll contact you!