Volunteer Positions

To learn more about a listed opportunity, please contact Molly Dougherty at mdougherty@tnc.org or 503-802-8100 unless otherwise specified.


Share your love for The Nature Conservancy by representing us at farmer's markets, concerts and various events across the Portland area this spring and summer. With training, you will share with people what we do and the many ways they can get involved.

Yard Maintenance Specialist
Do you enjoy landscaping? We are looking for volunteers to help maintain our SE Portland property this spring and summer. Projects include weeding, raking, pruning, sweeping and/or maintaining storm water catchments. Time commitment is 2-8 hours for a minimum of 3 months.

"On-Call" for Camassia
Itching to get involved with restoration projects near Portland? Then join our on-call team to hear about ongoing volunteer restoration needs at Camassia Natural Area in West Linn. Projects include invasive species removal, trail maintenance and more. No commitment is required to join as projects occur on an "on-call" basis. 

Camassia Preserve Steward
Restore native vegetation on your own schedule! Our Camassia Preserve Stewards claim a plot of land to clear invasive plant species. Must be physically fit and able to work once a month for a year.    


Cascade Head Naturalists
Are you looking to expand your leadership, public speaking or naturalist skills while helping protect some of Oregon’s most remarkable places? If so, apply to become a Volunteer Naturalist at Cascade Head Preserve. Volunteers must attend a 1-day training session and commit to volunteering at least twice during the 2016 field season. Learn more about these positions and how to apply on our Volunteer Training page.

Cascade Head Field Monitoring Assistant
Volunteers with education and/or skills in botany and grassland ecology are needed to assist Conservancy staff in monitoring the health of the coastal grassland system at our Cascade Head Preserve. Visit our Internship page to learn more about this summer position. 


Zumwalt Prairie Preserve Caretaker
The Nature Conservancy is looking for a volunteer to work and live in one of the most beautiful parts of Oregon. Zumwalt Prairie Preserve is part of the largest remaining intact Pacific Northwest bunchgrass prairie in North America, and is managed and studied as a working landscape to maintain the biodiversity which thrives here. The Preserve Caretaker will act as an on-site representative for The Nature Conservancy providing information about the preserve to visitors, collecting public use data, and conducting facility maintenance and stewardship activities. Time commitment is 20 hours/week for a minimum of four weeks from August 1 to Oct 30, 2016.

Administrative Assistant
Learn about the Conservancy’s work in Wallowa County and contribute to key conservation projects while helping with a variety of projects. Tasks include data entry, mailings, managing supplies and files and more. Time commitment is 6 to 10 hours/week for a minimum of 6 months.      

If interested in any of the opportunities in SW Oregon, please contact Molly Morison at sworegon@tnc.org or (541) 770-7933 ext. 2. 

Donation Solicitation Volunteer
The Conservancy holds several community work parties at its preserves throughout the year. Volunteers are needed to solicit donations of food and gift items from local businesses and individuals in person and by phone. Fundraising experience is helpful but not necessary. Volunteers should enjoy community outreach and be able to clearly communicate with people about TNC's mission. Hours are flexible.

Thursday Crew
Volunteers are invited to join the Thursday Crew! This volunteer group meets weekly at local preserves to help with projects including weed removal, rare species monitoring, fencing and more. 


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