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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.


Volunteer Receptionist
Get hands-on administrative experience and learn more about The Nature Conservancy’s mission and Oregon priorities. Volunteer receptionists handle incoming calls, greet visitors and assist with administrative projects in our SE Portland office. The time commitment is 4+ hours/week for a minimum of 3-6 months. Current openings are on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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.

Word Document Formatting
Thousands of wetlands dot the Sheyenne National Grassland (SNG) in North Dakota, and yet this area is experiencing a surge in ditching and tile draining to expand agriculture. The Oregon Freshwater team worked with our counterparts in the Midwest to figure out how drainage ditches in the SNG can be better managed to meet the needs of agriculture while still supporting these wetlands and associated species. We are looking for a volunteer to format a 42-page Word document associated with this project, creating a visually pleasing report. Word formatting experience is required. The project deadline is October 31 and we believe the project will take 10-15 hours.

"On-Call" Office Landscaping
Are you looking for more ways to get your hands dirty in the city? The Portland office is looking for volunteers to help with yard maintenance on an on-call basis. We will email the on-call list to help with projects when needed. Immediate needs include leaf raking & collection. No commitment is required to join, but you must have weekday availability.

"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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