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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Apr 06, 2017: Volunteer for NWEI at Oregon Public House
Where: 700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211 (All of Oregon)
For whom: Northwest Earth Institute
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
The Oregon Public House is a nonprofit pub in Northeast Portland that donates its proceeds to support nonprofits in Portland, and we’ve been selected as a nonprofit partner this year!
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Apr 15, 2017: through Oct. 21: Volunteer with The Nature Conservancy
Where: locations throughout Oregon (All of Oregon)
For whom: The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Get outside, roll up your sleeves and give Oregon's natural wonders a boost!
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Oct 27, 2017: Volunteer Stewardship Weekend II
Where: Jawbone Flats (Willamette Valley)
For whom: Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center
Seeking: Individuals
Join us at Opal Creek for a weekend of clearing trails and working on basic maintenance projects around our Jawbone Flats education center.
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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for NWEI at Oregon Public House
Where: 700 NE Dekum St. Portland, OR 97211 (All of Oregon)
For whom: Northwest Earth Institute
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
The Oregon Public House is a nonprofit pub in Northeast Portland that donates its proceeds to support nonprofits in Portland, and we’ve been selected as a nonprofit partner this year!
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Development Intern
Where: Bicycle Transportation Alliance offices (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Street Trust (formerly BTA)
Seeking: Individuals
Interested in pursuing a career in non-profits? Every non-profit has to focus on development and fundraising. This is your opportunity to work closely with the Development team at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to learn how a medium sized non-profit works to raise the support needed for education, encouragement, and advocacy programs.
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Get Active - Volunteer with Recycling Advocates
Where: Portland Office (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Recycling Advocates
Seeking: Individuals
Volunteer to help Oregon's only citizen-based, grassroots group dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
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Volunteer with Surfrider Foundation
Where: Throughout Oregon (All of Oregon)
For whom: Surfrider Foundation
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Volunteer on the beach in the summer -- at the mountains in the winter! Surfrider has a range of volunteer opportunities, from cleaning litter from our beaches, to working with snowboarders on Mt. Hood to clean up the slopes!
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Volunteering for the Gorge
Where: Throughout the Gorge, or in our Portland and Hood River offices (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Friends of the Columbia Gorge
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Are you interested in joining an inspiring community to keep the Gorge a national treasure? We'd like to meet you! There are a variety of ways to make a difference in the Gorge.
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OEC Office Volunteers
Where: 222 NW Davis St., Portland (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Oregon Environmental Council
Seeking: Individuals
Do you like being behind the scenes? Become an office volunteer at Oregon Environmental Council and see firsthand how you can help keep the wheels spinning on one of the most successful environmental organizations in Oregon!
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Volunteer at Oregon's State Parks
Where: Throughout Oregon (All of Oregon)
For whom: Oregon State Parks Foundation
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Protect some of Oregon's most beloved public lands -- our State Parks! The Oregon State Parks system needs volunteers throughout Oregon. You can "adopt-a-park", come out for restoration and cleanup days, be a summer camp host, or join one of the many "Friends" groups for specific State Parks.
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NWEI Volunteer Opportunities
Where: Portland Metro (National)
For whom: Northwest Earth Institute
Seeking: Individuals
Initiating small group dialogue, offering NWEI discussion courses in your community, developing curriculum, planning events, offering presentations and mentoring others, the NWEI volunteer community is integral in ushering in a more sustainable future.
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