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A diverse group of volunteers walks along a trail in Mount Tabor Park in Portland carrying buckets, shovels and gloves.
Mt. Tabor Volunteers The Nature Conservancy's Mt. Tabor volunteer event on September 30, 2017, in Portland, Oregon. © Tim Jewett

Volunteer With Us!

Join us at a volunteer work party near you or apply for one of the volunteer positions below. To stay updated on Oregon volunteer events and news, sign up for our volunteer email.

COVID-19 Update From TNC Oregon Volunteer Program

As of April 1, 2021, select TNC Oregon preserves are open, but we are continuing to minimize in-person volunteer events at this time. Please note that Cascade Head and Camassia Natural Area remain closed until further notice. For all other preserves, please visit individual preserve webpages to see updated visitation guidelines and information. Check out nature.org/oregonevents to see our up-to-date list of volunteer events and hikes.

If you're looking to virtually connect with nature and TNC during this time, please follow us on Facebook or sign up to receive updates from our volunteer e-newsletter. We look forward to getting out into nature with you again soon.

[Updated: 04/12/2021]

helping to restore Powell Butte Natural Area in Portland, Oregon.
Volunteers helping to restore Powell Butte Natural Area in Portland, Oregon. © Mitch Maxon/The Nature Conservancy

Volunteer Positions in Oregon

  • Exterior shot of the Oregon Conservation Center in Portland, OR

    Yard Maintenance Specialist

    We are currently seeking 1-2 volunteers to maintain the landscaping at our state HQ in SE Portland. Yard maintenance specialists will perform regular, ongoing yard maintenance tasks in order to keep public access safe & well-landscaped. See Description & Apply

  • Volunteers do monitoring work in the wetlands at Whetstone Savanna Preserve in Southern Oregon

    Whestone Savanna Preserve Steward

    Southern Oregon's Whetstone Savanna Preserve is in need of a dedicated steward, or stewards, to help protect the area by controlling weeds, monitoring conditions of native species, assisting with restoration projects, basic preserve maintenance, etc. See Description & Apply

  • A filled vernal pool at Agate Desert in southwestern Oregon

    Agate Desert Preserve Steward

    Southwestern Oregon's Agate Desert Preserve is in need of a dedicated steward, or stewards, to help protect this rare ecosystem by controlling weeds, monitoring preserve conditions & visitor use, performing basic maintenance, etc. See Description & Apply

  • TNC's Thursday Crew at Sharon Fen Preserve

    SW Oregon Thursday Crew Group Member

    The Thursday Crew is a group that works on various stewardship projects at Southwestern Oregon preserves most Thursday mornings. Email emma.parker@tnc.org if you're interested in joining the crew!

  • Volunteer at Williamson River Delta near Klamath Falls

    Klamath Falls Preserve Steward

    Assist with preserve management and stewardship activities for one-day or longer projects. To join our on-call stewardship event list or to learn more, contact orvolunteers@tnc.org.

Katelyn Rich (left) and Bekah Herndon take in the view near the southern tip of Lower Table Rock overlooking the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon.
Hikers on Table Rocks, Oregon: Katelyn Rich (left) and Bekah Herndon take in the view near the southern tip of Lower Table Rock overlooking the Rogue Valley in southern Oregon. © Ben Herndon/Tandem Stills+Motion