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Volunteers are the heart of our efforts

Opportunities to volunteer with ONDA include desert restoration field trips to remove fence, plant trees, inventory wilderness, help out at events, and a variety of office work in our Bend and Portland locations.

Hard-working ONDA volunteers have planted thousands of trees, restored dozens of miles of streams, decommissioned old roads and removed enough barbed wire to stretch from one end of Oregon to the other. They've also toiled endlessly in our offices, written letters, attended meetings and events, all toward one goal: giving our deserts a voice.

Learn how your can get involved too!

In the Field

Stewardship and Restoration: Every year, ONDA offers dozens of volunteer trips into some of the most scenic landscapes in Oregon's high desert. With activities including removing fence, planting trees, surveying potential wilderness areas and monitoring sage grouse breeding grounds, there is an ONDA trip fit for desert lovers of all abilities and ages. Best of all, most trips are FREE, so join ONDA today to get in on the fun!

Independent Stewards: Interested in giving your high desert adventure a purpose? This program offers volunteers a self directed opportunity to contribute to important stewardship work to restore Oregon's high desert apart from ONDA’s group stewardship trips.

Internship Opportunities: Coming soon!

Volunteers pulling Fence

On Your Own

Write letters to the editor, attend meetings and sign petitions.

In Town

Office and event volunteers are the best! ONDA relies on volunteers in our Bend and Portland offices to assist with administrative tasks and outreach events. Support Oregon's desert with a gift of time. Fill out our volunteer info form and contact us today for current opportunities.

ONDA staff and volunteers share word about the Owyhee Canyonlands at the Bend stop of the KEEN Live Monumental tour in summer 2015.
Photo: Richard Ellsbury
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Oregon Natural Desert Association
50 SW Bond Street, Suite 4,
Bend, OR 97702
Tel: (541) 330-2638

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