Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for wanting to get more involved! The best way to find out more about volunteer opportunities with Oregon Wild is to come to one of our hikes or events and meet our staff and other volunteers. Check out our upcoming events here.

Volunteer Opportunities

From on-the-ground activities in our wild areas, to helping out at our offices in Portland, Bend, and Eugene, there's a little something for everyone. Wherever you are, you can also write letters, attend local meetings or host a party to introduce your friends to Oregon Wild.  Here’s a sampling of the volunteer activities that we currently have to offer:

  • Become a hike shepherd or hike leader (contact info@oregonwild.org)
  • Help us with GIS mapping of the landscapes we're working to protect and restore. If you are experienced with GIS and have access to GIS software contact Erik at ef@oregonwild.org
  • Landscape at our unique Portland office bioswale and gardens (contact Ellen at ey@oregonwild.org)
  • Help maintain our Portland office building. We save money by owning rather than renting, but it means we have lots of household chores like painting and other maintenance (contact Ellen at ey@oregonwild.org).
  • Help curate photos from our statewide network of wildlife cameras (contact Rob at rk@oregonwild.org)
  • Help organize special events like our annual benefit Call of the Wild (contact Jonathan at jj@oregonwild.org)
  • Help the development team with fundraising, donation tracking, and donor relations (contact Jonathan at jj@oregonwild.org
  • Help with all things central Oregon: outreach, events, office projects, etc. (contact Jamie at jd@oregonwild.org)

Our staff is small for the size of the state we work to protect. We're a lean, mean, wildlands-defending machine. As such, we can't always guarantee that we'll have a project ready and waiting for you. If you have general questions, send them to info@oregonwild.org and we'll respond as quickly as we can. Thanks!