Volunteer with Us

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. 

This critical work simply cannot be done without passionate volunteers working to move local conservation efforts forward. We invite you to join our volunteer team. Either in the office or out in the field, we can accomplish so much more with your support. 

Share your interests with us below or scroll further to explore and sign up for upcoming projects on the land.

Become a McKenzie River Trust Volunteer


Upcoming Volunteer Projects

Watershed Wednesdays at Green Island

Wednesday, September 18th | 9:30am-12pm

Connect to Green Island, a 1,200-acre conservation site just below the confluence of the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers! We’ll be working to care for native plants and trees, improving habitat for the dozens of species who call this area home!

Family Volunteer Project: Seed Collection at Green Island

Saturday, September 21st | 10am-12pm

Wrangle up the family and get outdoors on Green Island to help collect seeds from native plants and trees! We’ll end the day planting seeds in pots to help our native plant nursery grow. This project is perfect for individuals and families looking to learn more about local plants while giving back to conservation.

Watershed Wednesdays at Cerro Gordo Land Conservancy

Wednesday, October 2nd | 9:30am-12pm

Help protect and care for Cerro Gordo Land Conservancy, a stunning conservation area overlooking Dorena Lake just outside of Cottage Grove. Join us in protecting upland prairie habitat and take in the view from this landmark butte, protected for generations to come through a conservation easement.

First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach

Friday, October 4th | 10am-2pm

Help protect and care for the iconic Finn Rock Reach property! Join in the fun as we work to remove invasive species, manage trash, and maintain trails while being a part of a community dedicated to recreation, retreat, and wonder in the natural world.