Volunteer Training Opportunities


The Nature Conservancy's volunteer trainings provide volunteers with a variety of opportunities to develop and expand conservation, leadership and naturalist skills whiles helping to protect some of Oregon’s most remarkable places. Training sessions take place in the spring, but we're happy to provide information throughout the year. To learn more about the opportunities listed below, contact orvolunteers@tnc.org or (503) 802-8100.

Volunteer Naturalists
Do you enjoy working with people and have a desire to learn more about Oregon’s natural history? If so, then 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 “their” preserves at least twice during the field season.
Tom McCall Preserve (season April– June)
Camassia Natural Area (season April– June)
Cascade Head Preserve (season April– October)

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 for restoration work parties around the state, safely driving carpools, organizing supplies and leading small groups of volunteers in restoration work. Crew leaders should be based in the Portland-metro area and be able to support at least two weekend work parties during the calendar year. 




Ashland Watershed

Protect What You Love

Forests, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains and the Ocean—they're what make Oregon the place we love to call home.