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Volunteer Classifieds

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


Event Ambassador
Are you passionate about nature and want to tell the world about it? We need outgoing and energetic volunteers to help share our story and bring new people into Oregon's conservation movement. You would represent The Nature Conservancy at concerts, schools, local farmers markets and similar local, public events.

Volunteer Receptionist (Portland office)
Handle incoming calls, greet visitors, help with projects and learn about the Conservancy’s work in Oregon. Time commitment: 4 hours/week for a minimum of 3-6 months. Current openings are on Tuesday from 9 am-1 pm or 1-4 pm.

Volunteer Events Assistant
Provide event support to our philanthropy and volunteer programs, including assisting with invitation production and mailing, event registration and logistics, event set-up and hosting guests. This position requires 5-10 hours of volunteer time per week and will run from January 2- May 15, 2015. Volunteer should have high-level knowledge of Microsoft Office and electronic file management skills. Interested candidates can email resume and cover letter to Kate O’Neill at

Backyard Habitat Maintenance Specialist
Our SE Portland office yard is planted with native trees, shrubs and flowers, and in 2014 we received Backyard Habitat Certification through the Audubon Society. The Backyard Habitat Maintenance Specialist is needed to perform regular, ongoing landscape maintenance around our office. Duties include weeding, pruning, planning and implementing additional native plantings, and other yard duties as needed, such as mowing the lawn. Interested volunteers should have plant identification skills, experience with yard work and the ability to work independently. Commitment is 2-10 hours per month for at least six months.

New Member Engagement Team Leader
Coordinate and manage a small team of volunteers who are responsible for new member outreach. Duties include supervision of outreach volunteers and management of new member contact lists and responses. Strong interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills required. Time commitment: 2 hours per week.

New Member Engagement
Warmly welcome The Nature Conservancy’s newest members with a simple, brief, introductory phone call. Comfort making phone calls, talking to strangers and strong interpersonal skills required. Time commitment: 2 hours per week.

Technology & Information Systems Volunteer
Assist Information Systems staff with designing and composing user guides, technical documentation and inventory processes; assist with system configuration and technology research; evaluate excess equipment, relocate or recycle equipment as needed. Time commitment is 3-10 hours per week, for a minimum of three 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. 

Preserve Steward
Restore native vegetation on your own schedule! Clear invasive plant species at Camassia Natural Area in West Linn and/or Sandy River Gorge Preserve. Must be physically fit and able to work once a month for a year. 



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 or (541) 770-7933 ext. 2#.

Forest Data Entry Assistants
The SWOR Forest Crew is collecting stacks of data on forest conditions in the Applegate and Illinois Valleys. Volunteers are needed to carefully enter the data from paper forms into an ACCESS database on a computer. Prior database experience is helpful but not necessary.

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.

Tree Ring Counter (SW Oregon)
This summer our Forest Crew cored hundreds of trees as part of a research effort to understand historic forest densities and conditions. Volunteers are needed to count the growth rings on the tree cores. This work requires good attention to detail, accuracy, use of a dissecting microscope and patience.     



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