Seeking Environmental Outreach Volunteers


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


917 SW Oak Street, Suite 300Portland, OR 97205

Pulling fence in the John Day Photo: Marilyn Miller


Outreach volunteers will promote Oregon Natural Desert Association's high desert conservation priorities by staffing outreach and tabling events throughout Portland and by supporting a variety of conservation campaign communications functions. With supervision and guidance provided by ONDA's Portland-based Outreach Coordinator, volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • Staff community-based outreach events around Portland, including at breweries and outdoor recreation outfitters
  • Recruit new members and advocates
  • Provide information about ONDA, desert conservation priorities and how people can get involved
  • Capture key information from outreach efforts in ONDA's membership database to grow conservation advocacy efforts
  • Develop new events in Portland, including event strategy and promotion

Successful volunteers have:

  • A genuine passion for conservation, and particular interest in Oregon's high desert
  • Desire to learn about ONDA's mission and key program areas
  • High comfort level with public interaction/speaking
  • Ability to solicit donations and recruit members
  • Friendly demeanor, sense of humor and ability to adapt to changes
  • Availability to volunteer evening and weekend hours
  • Experience tabling is a plus

About the Oregon Natural Desert Association:

ONDA is the only group dedicated exclusively to the conservation of Oregon's high desert wild lands, waterways and wildlife. Together with more than 5,000 members and supporters, ONDA has worked to protect, defend, and restore Oregon's high desert for nearly 30 years. Our work includes championing land protection, speaking out for fish and wildlife and restoring vital high desert habitat. Current initiatives include work to conserve three million acres of public land in the Central Oregon Backcountry, the John Day River basin, the Hart Mountain region and the Owyhee Canyonlands of eastern Oregon.


  • People Skills
  • Fundraising
  • Environmental Education
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible- single event or ongoing
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