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Volunteer Classifieds

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


Volunteer Receptionist (Portland office)
Handle incoming calls, greet visitors, help with projects and learn about the Conservancy’s work in Oregon. Time commitment: 4 hours/week for a minimum of 3-6 months. Current openings are on Thursday from 1-5 pm and Friday from 9am-1pm.

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. 

Preserve Steward
Restore native vegetation on your own schedule! Clear invasive plant species at Camassia Natural Area in West Linn and/or Sandy River Gorge Preserve. 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. Assist staff in development of training resources; prepare supplies for restoration events; and post volunteer listings on online calendars. Ideal volunteer is attentive to detail, enthusiastic about conservation, and is able to provide 4-8 hours per week in March, April and May.

Conservation Programs Assistant
Assist the Conservation Coordinator in various tasks to support the Conservation Programs department. Research and document grant opportunities; update grant-tracking Excel spreadsheet; provide administrative support; and assist with special projects. Ideal candidate has administrative experience, advanced computer skills, and is able to provide 5-8 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months.



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#.

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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