Volunteer Positions

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


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.

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.


"On-Call" for the Coast
Are you interested in learning about ongoing restoration projects on our coastal preserves? Then join our on-call team to learn how you can get involved. Projects include invasive species removal, trail maintenance and more. No commitment is required to join as projects occur on an "on-call" basis. Email Catherine at cdunn@tnc.org to join this team.


Tom McCall Trail Crew
Do you want to lend a hand to Tom McCall Preserve? Then join our on-call trail crew team to hear about winter volunteer needs as we reroute the trail to McCall Point. Projects include trail obliteration, water bar creation, tread grading and seeding. The work involves strenuous hiking, heavy lifting and working on steep hillsides. No commitment is required to join as projects occur on an "on-call" basis. Email Jeff at jrosier@TNC.ORG to join this team.


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.    

Zumwalt Ecology Field Assistant

Assist Conservancy staff with vegetation inventory, monitoring, research, and stewardship projects in support of The Nature Conservancy’s conservation efforts on the Zumwalt Prairie. Volunteers will learn a variety of field ecology skills and apply them in collecting and analyzing data. You will also have the opportunity to learn about and contribute to on-the-ground conservation work. Volunteers should have education and/or skills in botany, biology or other natural resource disciplines. Time commitment is 35 hours/week and placements are 8 to 12 weeks, starting in May, July or August. Application deadline is February 17. 

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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