Become a Master Recycler Volunteer!

Multnomah County winter 2020 Applications

Curious How Recycling Works?
Learn from the experts. Make a difference.
¡Bienvenidos a los voluntarios bilingües!

Take an eight-week course on the latest information on consumption, compost and recycling. Then, volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned with neighbors, coworkers and community.

  • WHAT: Multnomah County Winter 2020 volunteer training

  • WHEN: Eight consecutive Thursdays starting January 9 at 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and two Saturdays January 18 and February 8 at 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • WHERE: Metro regional center 600 NE Grand, Portland

  • COST: $50. Partial and full scholarships available with no extra application.

Aprenda. Inspire. Logre un impacto ambiental positivo.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday December 4, 2019 at noon. This is a popular course. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. Applications will be received up to the deadline and then 30 people will be selected on a weighted lottery. All applicants will hear back from us and we will let you know next steps.

The Master Recycler Program is committed to providing equal access. If you need special accommodation, interpretation, or translation, you will be given information about how to make a request once you have been accepted in the program.

Upcoming Course Doesn’t Fit?

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The course is offered once a year in each county.

  • Multnomah County winter,

  • Clackamas County spring,

  • Washington County fall.

Notices for locations, dates and the application process will be announced before each course.