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!

Special Lands Steward Training

Saturday, May 18th 10am-4pm

Join our team of conservation enthusiasts through our adopt a property program. You’ll learn new skills, make new friends and contribute to a core of community efforts to sustain clean water, abundant fish and wildlife, and diverse natural resources!

Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 1st – Multiple 2.5 hour shifts

From parking gurus and trail trekkers to roving naturalists, there are so many ways to support Get Outdoors Day.

We have a variety of 2.5 hour shifts available. All volunteers receive pre-event training and a volunteer t-shirt. All you need to bring is your passion for protecting and caring for the special lands and rivers we cherish in western Oregon!

Friends of Finn Rock Reach

Friday, June 7th, 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.

Beaver Believers Monitoring Training

Saturday, June 8th, 10am-2pm

The Beaver Believers monitoring program seeks to document and record beaver activity in the Upper Willamette watershed to help scientists better understand the benefits of beaver on local aquatic systems. Join us!

Volunteer Programs Overview