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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Jan 07, 2017: Tree Planting with Friends of Trees
Where: Portland Area (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Friends of Trees
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Every Saturday in January, Friends of Trees is out at one or more planting sites across the greater Portland Metro region. Planting with Friends of Trees is a great way to get outside, learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements, and contribute to bringing the benefits of trees to everyone!
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Feb 04, 2017: Tree Planting with Friends of Trees
Where: Portland Area (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Friends of Trees
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Every Saturday in February, Friends of Trees is out at one or more planting sites across the greater Portland Metro region. Planting with Friends of Trees is a great way to get outside, learn how to plant trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements, and contribute to bringing the benefits of trees to everyone!
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Feb 11, 2017: Plant Small Trees and Shrubs at Cook Park
Where: 17005 SW 92nd Avenue, Tigard, Oregon (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Tualatin Riverkeepers
Seeking: Groups and Individuals
Join Friends of Trees, Tualatin Riverkeepers, the City of Tigard, and Clean Water Services for some planting fun at Cook Park! This planting is part of the Tree For All campaign which has planted over three million native plants in the Tualatin River Watershed in the past decade!
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Feb 18, 2017: Volunteer Paddle Trip Assistant Training
Where: Tualatin Heritage Center, 8700 SW Sweek Dr (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Tualatin Riverkeepers
Seeking: Individuals
Would you like to lead paddle trips on the Tualatin River? Here's your opportunity to become a volunteer trip leader by attending this training provided by Tualatin RiverKeepers.
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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Development Intern
Where: Bicycle Transportation Alliance offices (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Bicycle Transportation Alliance
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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Become a Volunteer Crew Leader for the Wetlands Conservancy!
Where: Brown's Ferry Community Center (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: The Wetlands Conservancy
Seeking: Individuals
We are looking to engage volunteers who wish to take a leadership role during our volunteer events. We hold various events throughout the year, ranging from wetland planting events in the winter to invasive species removal and clean-up events in the summer. For those interested, we are partnering with Friends of Trees to provide a comprehensive training opportunity. This training will provide you with the skills and information necessary to lead a safe, educational and fun crew out in the wetlands!
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Join our Tree Team - Become a Crew Leader
Where: Portland OR (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Friends of Trees
Seeking: Individuals
If you like people, trees & being outdoors, this Friends of Trees role is made for you.
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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
Help us maintain sensitive properties in the Gorge, lead educational hikes, pitch in at tabling events, aid us with administrative work in the Portland office.
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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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Community Education Volunteer
Where: Portland Metro area (Portland Area & Gorge)
For whom: Oregon Environmental Council
Seeking: Individuals
Are you passionate about clean rivers, healthy food and farms, environmental health, or climate change? Find out how you can live your environmental values and help move towards a greener, healthier Oregon.
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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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