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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.

Volunteers pulling Fence
Pulling Fence in the John Day.
Photo: Marilyn Miller

Every year, ONDA offers dozens of volunteer trips into some of the most scenic landscapes in Oregon's high desert. With activities including removing ence, 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!

Improving habitat for wildlife!
Learn more about all our stewardship and restoration projects HERE. Take a look at our current calendar of volunteer work trips HERE. Interested in giving your high desert adventure a purpose? Check out our Independent Stewards volunteer opportunities HERE.

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.

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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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