Volunteer Training Opportunities


The Nature Conservancy's volunteer leadership positions provide volunteers with opportunities to develop and expand conservation, leadership and naturalist skills while helping to protect some of Oregon’s most remarkable places. To learn more about the opportunities listed below, contact orvolunteers@tnc.org or (503) 802-8100.

Crew Leaders
Do you like working outside? Are you looking to hone your leadership skills and share your appreciation for the natural world? Crew leaders provide support and leadership to restoration work parties around the state, safely driving carpools, organizing supplies and leading small groups of volunteers in restoration work. Crew leaders commit to leading at least two weekend work parties during the calendar year. Applications are handled on a rolling basis, so email orvolunteers@tnc.org to learn more and apply. 

Volunteer Naturalists
Do you enjoy working with people and have a desire to learn more about Oregon’s natural history? If so, we encourage you to apply to become a volunteer naturalist. Naturalists greet visitors, answer questions and foster compliance with visitor guidelines at our most heavily visited preserves. Volunteers patrol the preserves at least twice during the field season. Sites & seasons are listed below. We will announce the spring training dates and begin accepting applications in February.


Ashland Watershed

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