To learn more about the following volunteer opportunities, and to get application instructions, please contact Molly Dougherty, director of volunteer programs, at (503) 802-8100 or email@example.com (unless otherwise noted).
“On-Call” for Camassia
Itching to get involved with restoration projects near Portland? Join our on-call team to hear about ongoing volunteer restoration needs at Camassia Natural Area in West Linn. Volunteers will tackle invasive species, maintain trails and assist with other tasks as needed. No commitment is required to join — projects will occur on both weekends and week days, on an “on-call” basis.
Restore native vegetation by clearing invasives 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. Orientations held as needed.
Handle incoming calls, greet visitors, help with various projects and learn about the Conservancy’s work in Oregon. Time commitment: 4-6 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. Morning or afternoon shifts are available; Tuesdays only.
Volunteer Garden Caretaker
Maintain our Portland office's native garden. Tasks include weeding, pruning and planting new native species as needed. Ideally this person would take a lead role in qualifying and attaining a native backyard habitat certification. Flexible hours. Estimated time: 10-15 hours/month. Preferred minimum 6 month commitment.
Join us to help with office projects such as mailings, data entry, research, filing and more. Volunteer Night runs most Wednesdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. You are welcome to call us at (503) 802-8100 on Wednesday afternoons to see what projects are in store for the evening. And, if you're interested in becoming a Volunteer Night Leader, please let us know!
Website Designer (Eugene)
Gain skills in website design while helping conserve Oregon's natural beauty! Develop a website for the Rivers to Ridges Partnership, a collaborative of organizations — including The Nature Conservancy — dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents in the upper Willamette Valley. Collect content, design and format website while working together with Conservancy staff to ensure best representation of the Partnership, and work to develop future website maintenance plans. Working knowledge of common software applications, web design programs, and ability to create and design a website is required. Position length: maximum of three months. Time commitment: 20-30 hours estimated. To apply, please submit a cover letter and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline: June 25, 2013
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 six to 10 hours/week for a minimum of six months.
Thursday Volunteer Field Crew
Join the Thursday Crew! Our weekly volunteer group meets local Conservancy preserves to help with projects including weed removal, rare species monitoring, fencing and more. Contact Teresa Fernandez at email@example.com or (541) 770-7933 ext. 5# to be added to the listserv.