Oregon

Volunteer Positions

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

PORTLAND AREA 

Ambassador
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 Naturalist
Looking to expand your skills while caring for the places you love in Oregon? We are in need of volunteer naturalists at Camassia Natural Area. Volunteers patrol “their” preserve at least twice during the April-June field season. Learn more on our volunteer training page.

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.

OREGON COAST

"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.

Cascade Head Field Monitoring Assistant
Volunteers with education and/or skills in botany and grassland ecology are needed to assist Conservancy staff in scientific monitoring at Cascade Head Preserve this summer. Visit our Internship page to learn more. 

Cascade Head Naturalist
Looking to expand your skills while caring for the places you love in Oregon? We are in need of volunteer naturalists at Cascade Head Preserve. Volunteers patrol “their” preserve at least twice during the April-October field season. Learn more on our 
volunteer training page.

COLUMBIA GORGE

Tom McCall Naturalist
Looking to expand your skills while caring for the places you love in Oregon? We are in need of volunteer naturalists at Tom McCall Preserve. Volunteers patrol “their” preserve at least twice during the April-June field season. Learn more on our volunteer training page.

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.

NORTHEAST OREGON  

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.    

SOUTHWEST OREGON
If interested in any of the opportunities in SW Oregon, please contact Molly Morison at sworegon@tnc.org or (541) 770-7933 ext. 2. 

Forest Data Team
Interested in hiking and volunteering in the beautiful Applegate Valley this spring? Then help our Southwest Oregon team collect and record forest data, including tree diameter, height and vigor; insect damage; fuel model and canopy base height. The data will be used for a study on the effects of different types of forest thinning on wildfire risk and tree health. Ideal volunteers are in good physical shape, enjoy working as part of a team, and have experience identifying trees and collecting data. Time commitment is at least 1 weekday/week for at least 8 outings. Fieldwork will take place from March-June. If you are interested, please email evan.barrientos@tnc.org.

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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