Volunteer with Us

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!

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Upcoming Volunteer Projects

Watershed Wednesdays

Every First and Third Wednesday

Join the fun as we work to improve the health of our shared watersheds. Throughout the year, we will visit multiple sites. From swamps and wetlands to upland forests, join us in exploring and caring for the diversity of Oregon’s lands and rivers!

Watershed Wednesdays at Chub Slough

Wednesday, April 3rd 9:30am-Noon

Join us for Watershed Wednesdays and explore and care for Chub Slough, right on the banks of the McKenzie River! Chub Slough is part of a network of complex, dynamic habitats across several hundred acres of protected floodplain land on the lower McKenzie. Within this network of conserved lands, healthy populations of Oregon chub, Chinook salmon, pond turtles, and red-legged frogs thrive.

Friends of Finn Rock Reach

Friday, April 5th 10am-2pm

Help protect and care for the iconic Finn Rock Reach property! Join the Friends of Finn Rock Reach March-November at the Finn Rock boat landing to remove invasive species, manage trash, and maintenance trails while being a part of a community dedicated to recreation, retreat, and wonder in the natural world.

The Great Scot’s Broom Pull on Green Island

Saturday, April 27th, 9:30am-12pm

Join McKenzie River Trust in restoring riparian habitat on Green Island. For this project, we will be removing invasive Scot’s Broom from restored gravel ponds which are now home to otter, mink, beavers and dozens of bird species. Give back to the land and explore the area just below where the McKenzie and Willamette Rivers meet. This project is great for volunteers 11 years and older.

Volunteer Programs Overview