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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. Sound like something you could get into? Email Molly Dougherty at or call 503-802-8100.

Native Habitat Restoration Technician
Restore salmon habitat in the Sandy River watershed by removing invasive species. Projects include plant monitoring and weed eradication using manual, mechanical, and chemical methods. Kayaking/rafting may be required, as is a strong swimming ability. Commitment: minimum 72 hours (at least eight 9-hour work days on Tuesdays -Thursdays between August 5 and October 16). To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to as soon as possible.

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, management of new member contact lists and voicemail monitoring and response. Strong interpersonal, supervisory and organizational skills required. Time commitment: 2 hours per week through November 2014.

New Member Engagement
Warmly welcome The Nature Conservancy’s newest members with a simple, brief, introductory phone call, handwritten note, and/or email. Make phone calls to new members to welcome them to the organization, answer basic questions and describe the work we do locally. Comfort making phone calls and talking to strangers and strong interpersonal skills required. Time commitment: 2 hours per week through November 2014.

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 six to 10 hours/week for a minimum of six months. 

September Caretaker on Zumwalt Prairie Preserve
The Nature Conservancy is looking for a volunteer to work and live on 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. The time commitment is 20 hours per week from September 1 to September 30, 2014. Couples are welcome to apply.



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. Contact Molly Morison at or (541) 770-7933 ext. 2# to be added to the team. 

Forest Crew volunteers
Support The Nature Conservancy’s Forest Initiative and help conduct a study of the fire regimes, structure, and composition of historical forests in the Illinois and Applegate watersheds in southwest Oregon. Volunteers are needed to support the Forest Crew with field data collection including tree measurements and habitat classifications. The work requires good physical fitness and the ability to commit to a minimum of five 10 hour days between June and September. Volunteers will gain skills and knowledge in forest ecology and have the opportunity to visit unique and beautiful forest landscapes. If you are interested in this opportunity, contact Molly Morison at or (541) 770-7933x 2#.

Donations Solicitation Volunteer
Our volunteers work hard at the preserves and within the office throughout the year; they appreciate delicious snacks to keep them fueled, plus a little something extra every now and then! Help support our volunteer program by soliciting donations of food and gift items from local businesses and individuals. Fundraising experience is helpful but not necessary. Volunteers should enjoy community outreach and be able to clearly communicate with people about The Nature Conservancy's mission. Hours are flexible. If interested, contact Molly Morison at or (541) 770-7933x 2#.



Cox Island Preserve Field Assistant
Love the Oregon coast? Want to make a difference for conservation on a unique, island habitat located in the Siuslaw River near Florence? We are seeking one or more volunteers to join our Cox Island Preserve Field Steward in August. Survey for and control the invasive salt-marsh grass Spartina patens using non-chemical methods. Experience working with natural systems, ability to recognize plant and animal species (including grasses), and ability to work cooperatively with other Conservancy staff and volunteers required. Willingness to work in aquatic environment and ability to swim also required. Ability to operate small boat with outboard motor preferred. Time commitment is 1 to 4 full-time weeks.

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