Volunteer Positions

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


Volunteer Receptionist
Support The Nature Conservancy in Oregon and our Portland office by handling incoming calls, greeting visitors and assisting with special projects. Time commitment is 4 hours/week for a minimum of 3-6 months. Current openings are on Tuesday from 1-5 pm and Friday from 9 am- 1 pm.

Filing Assistant
Oregon’s Philanthropy team is looking for a volunteer who likes to wrap up big jobs that have great value! The project to pare down outdated paper files was launched and poised for completion by a summer intern from Duke University. An estimated 30 hours, which can be accomplished with two or three helpers, is needed to be started now. The work can be done on a weekly basis or until the project is complete.

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.

Yard Maintenance Specialist
Do you enjoy landscaping? We are looking for volunteers to help maintain our SE Portland property this spring and summer. Projects include weeding, raking, pruning, sweeping and/or maintaining storm water catchments. Time commitment is 2-8 hours for a minimum of 3 months.

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.    

"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.


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 sworegon@tnc.org 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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