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, and our current opening is on 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 The project to pare down outdated paper files was launched and poised for completion by a summer intern from Duke University.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.

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.

Scientific Publication Support
The Conservancy’s Chief Scientist Office is looking for a volunteer to enter bibliographic information about scientific publications into The Nature Conservancy’s Science Article Database. Links to the publications will be sent to the volunteer, who will then enter relevant information (e.g. year, title, authors) into a web form. Estimated time commitment is 1-3 hours per week for a minimum of 3-6 months. After training this project could be performed from home with internet access.

Science Social Media Volunteer
The Conservancy’s Science Communications Team is recruiting a volunteer to manage the science social media calendar. This involves reading stories on the Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog, finding and branding engaging images and writing social media posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The Science Social Media Volunteer will also collaborate with Science Communications to expand Cool Green Science and other Conservancy science information to new social channels. The time commitment is 20-40 hours per month for a minimum of 3-6 months.


"On-Call" for Cascade Head
Are you interested in learning about weekday restoration projects at Cascade Head Preserve? Then join our on-call team to hear about volunteer restoration needs at Cascade Head Preserve. 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.


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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