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Volunteer Classifieds

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

PORTLAND AREA 

Volunteer Financial Assistant
Provide high level administrative and communications support to The Nature Conservancy’s Associate General Counsel. Duties include writing and editing correspondence, posts and newsletters, data entry and help with special reports/projects. High level knowledge of Microsoft Office and strong communication, finance and organizational skills required. Desired commitment is 4 to 8 hours per week for 6-months. 

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. 

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. 

Volunteer Programs Aide
Provide project-based and administrative support to our robust volunteer program. Inventory and prepare supplies for restoration events; post volunteer listings on online calendars; and assist with other administrative tasks as needed. Ideal volunteer is attentive to detail, enthusiastic about conservation, and is able to provide 4-8 hours per week from April or May into the summer months.    

Volunteer Naturalist & Hike Leader
Do you enjoy working with people and have a desire to learn more about Oregon’s natural history? If so, then we encourage you to become a volunteer naturalist! Naturalist duties include greeting visitors, answering questions and fostering compliance with visitor guidelines at our most heavily visited preserves. Volunteers patrol “their” preserves at least twice during the field season. Volunteer Naturalists are also invited to lead organized hikes for preserve visitors during the field season, but this duty is optional. We will introduce the hike leader program during the naturalist trainings
 

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

 

EUGENE

Stewardship and Restoration Crew Member
Help protect important habitats and advance our mission by assisting with preserve stewardship, habitat restoration, species monitoring and general office management. Duties may include mapping using GPS, GIS data entry, planting and weeding at our native plant nursery, native plant seed collection, invasive species removal and other preserve management tasks as needed. Time commitment of two days per week (Tuesday/Thursday) from June 23– August 27 required. To request a detailed volunteer position description and learn how to apply, please contact mdougherty@tnc.org.

 

NORTHEAST OREGON  

Zumwalt Caretaker
Immerse yourself in the breathtaking 33,000-acre Zumwalt Prairie Preserve while conducting facility maintenance and stewardship activities, maintaining a presence on the preserve, and acting as an on-site representative for the Conservancy by providing information to visitors and neighbors. Time commitment of 20 hours/week for a minimum of four weeks between May and October required.

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.  

 

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

Table Rock Hike Assistants
Assist Hike Leaders on one or more Table Rock Spring Weekend Hikes during April and May. Duties include pick up and drop off of hike materials, checking in participants, providing information on the Nature Conservancy and helping hike leaders manage the group. Check out the list of Table Rock hikes on our Events page.

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.

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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