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Volunteer Positions

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


Plant Field Guide Graphic Designer
Our Columbia Basin Project team is looking for a volunteer to help develop a user-friendly illustrated field guide to the plants of the Boardman Conservation Area (BCA). The goal of this project is to create an electronic field guide to the 30 most common plants of the BCA, which will be used to train Conservancy staff to accurately and consistently identify native plant species. The ideal volunteer will have experience in graphic design and publication layout, as well as an interest in native plant identification. Time commitment is 4-6 hours per week until project is complete.

Filing Assistant
Oregon’s Philanthropy team is looking for a volunteer to assist with filing in our SE Portland office on a monthly basis. Filing projects will last between 2-4 hours.

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.

Visual Marketing for Freshwater
The Oregon Freshwater Team is looking for a volunteer with experience in Adobe InDesign or MS Publisher to format a technical report. The 42-page report contains text in Word, photos and figures in different formats, and it needs to be assembled with text, photos and figures placed appropriately on each page. Experience in publishing, graphic design, visual marketing or infographics is required. The project should take 10-15 hours.

"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.  


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. 

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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