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  SPRING 2020: We’re recruiting and hiring!

We’re seeking a part-time Bicultural/Bilingual Spanish Program Assistant or Intern to better serve our Latinx youth and families, scheduled to onboard in March at 10 hours per week. This is an excellent entry opportunity for a student or career changer with a passion for youth, the outdoors, and social justice. Learn more and apply HERE.

We’re seeking an Accounting/Finance Intern; an upper level student with solid accounting skills and experience or interest in nonprofit fiscal management to keep the books and assist with other budgeting and fundraising tasks for a small organization. College credit available; preference for students able to commit 6 months or more. Average 7 hours per week, $300/month stipend. Alternatively, we seek to engage in a long term contract with an accounting professional at $20 per hour. Learn more and apply
HERE. 

We’re adding new Board members on a rolling basis in 2020 to support our growing program!  Download an announcement HERE and let us know your interest.

Our 2019 Outdoor Mentor recruitment season is scheduled to open in mid-March.  Be sure to add yourself to our Mailing List to get our newsletters, including our announcement when recruitment season opens, including an information night with current mentors, board, and staff. Download the full position description for outdoor mentors HERE,  and learn more about eligibility and the application process HERE. 

 

 

Spring 2019: After 5 years, UNP-PDX is finally an independent 501(c)(3), residing in a permanent office space at 2937 NE Glisan! Huge thanks to our first Board of Directors and Advisory Committee that helped make it happen. We’re also grateful to the Collins Foundation and Metro’s North Portland Community Works Vanport Legacy grant program for providing funds for our transition costs, and to the Fully company for donating our awesome ergonomic desks and chairs.

 

 

 

 

 

July 20, 2018: We’re thrilled to have hosted our first Summer Celebration at Lagunitas Community Room, and to be planning a second benefit there on October 11th! Check out the fun, and we’ll look forward to seeing you again soon.

 

 

March 2, 2018: Recruitment season is officially open for our 6th cohort of outdoor mentor/youth pairs! Learn more and take the first step in the application process HERE by APRIL 15th.

 

 

 

September 10, 2017:
We’re finishing up our first year of partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters in the Outdoor Explorers Program! Please enjoy this video of our May trip to Ape Caves.

 

 

 

 

August 25, 2017:
UNP-PDX intern and Administrative Committee volunteer Danielle Jones shares her experience building equity outdoors with youth in the Intertwine’s Outside Voice: In Awe of Nature.

 

 

May 1, 2017:
UNP is proud to be one of the youth partners helping the Intertwine design Daycations– awesome outdoor day trips you can take in the Portland metro area, which is our specialty. Check it out HERE.

 

 

 

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May 10th, 2016:
A huge thank you to East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District for a second Partners in Conservation Grant, and to the Gray Family Foundation for a second Community Field Trips grant.  Thanks to ongoing support from these two funders, we’ll be able to provide more awesome group activities, summer camp scholarships, and outdoor gear to our youth and families, as well as great training and support for our mentors, into summer 2017. Thanks so much for investing in our future!

 

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February 8, 2016:
We’re so excited to have 7 inaugural members of our new Administrative Committee
on board to help support and guide the future of UNP-PDX! We’re still in need of 2 experienced volunteers to help us with Fundraising. Apply, or send our info to someone you know, here.

 

 

October 12, 2015:
Our first BENEFIT DINNER & CELEBRATION on OCTOBER 11 at TaborSpace was a smashing success! Thanks to generous donors, our youth, families, and mentors enjoyed an evening of awesome food and live music alongside UNP supporters, and we raised over $2,100.  Thanks so much to our tireless volunteers who made it happen!