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

Urban Waters Project at HIV Alliance – Watershed Wednesday

Wednesday, February 19th | 9:30am – 12pm | HIV Alliance

Dig in! We’ll be planting trees, cleaning out stormwater runoff filters and helping to protect Amazon Creek! Join McKenzie River Trust and our partners at the Long Tom Watershed Council in caring for an urban rain garden at the HIV Alliance building in Eugene.

Waite Ranch Coastal Conservation Project

Friday, February 28th | 10am-1pm Waite Ranch, Florence OR

Help to restore this historic estuary on the lower Siuslaw River just upstream from Cushman Landing. You’ll learn about the history of this area, once home to emergent marsh, Sitka spruce, and crabapple tidal swamps, and help to plant native plants and remove invasive species with partners from the Siuslaw Watershed Council.

Watershed Wednesday at Green Island

Wednesday, March 4th | 9:30am – 12pm, Coburg, OR

Join the effort to restore more than 1200 acres of floodplain forest! For this project, we’ll be working to propagate plants from cuttings and seeds in Green Islands’ new Native Plant Nursery.

First Fridays at Finn Rock Reach

Friday, March 6th | 10am-2pm Blue River, OR

Join the effort to sustain clean water and abundant fish and wildlife habitat! Mark your calendars for the first Friday of every month and join a welcoming community of conservation enthusiasts in caring for land and water! Lunch provided.