Become a McKenzie River Trust Volunteer

There are so many ways to give back to the causes you care most about. We rely on the support of community members like you to help protect and care for the lands and rivers you cherish in western Oregon.


We are always looking for committed community members to join our volunteer team. Either in the office or out in the field, we can accomplish so much more with your support. McKenzie River Trust has multiple avenues of volunteerism including internships, events support, on-the-ground stewardship projects, tabling opportunities and more! Let us know how you would like to be involved by contacting us today.


Upcoming Community Volunteer Days

First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach, September 7th

Help protect and care for the iconic Finn Rock Reach property! Join the Friends of Finn Rock Reach to help preserve this special area. We will focus on removing invasive species, picking up trash while caring for this local gem as a community dedicated to recreation, retreat, and wonder in the natural world. Sign up today!


Tree Care at Berggren Watershed Conservation Area Saturday, September 15th 10am-1pm

Join McKenzie River Trust in caring for young riparian plantings along the McKenzie River. Together, we will work to care for 11-acres of trees and shrubs which provide vital habitat for bats, bees, birds, and more!


First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach, October 5th

Join in the fun during the final First Friday work party of 2018. We’ll meet at the Finn Rock boat landing to remove invasive species, collect trash and help maintain the community footpath. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a community dedicated to recreation, retreat, and wonder in the natural world. Sign up today!


Photo by Jim Regali

Feathered Friends  Volunteer Bird Box Care, Saturday, October 6th

Rally the troops and join us at Green Island from 10am-1pm  to help care for our feathered friends! We will be taking a walk together learning about the birds who live in and migrate through the Willamette Valley, stopping at nesting boxes along the way to help prepare them for the coming



Clematis Clearing at Chub Slough, Saturday, October 27th

Dig in to help protect your local watershed from invasive species. This project will include hand pulling invasive clematis (Clematis vitalba) from along the banks of a beautiful stretch of the McKenzie River just outside of town off of Camp Creek Road.


Volunteer Willow Staking at Green Island, Saturday, November 10th

Get out your muck boots and dig in with McKenzie River Trust as we plant willow stakes in and around the side channels of Green Island! This project is a part of a larger restoration planting effort happening on the island. Grab your waders, or borrow a pair of ours because this project is sure to be a ton of fun!