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Volunteer

Each year, hundreds of Oregon Natural Desert Association volunteers protect and restore the public lands of Oregon’s high desert.

You might find yourself restoring streams, improving trails, mailing thank you letters, attending meetings, or welcoming people at ONDA events. With many different ways to pitch in and help, your effort, skills and passion are needed and appreciated. We’d love to have you join our vibrant community of desert advocates.

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Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

Chad Brown on Fly Fishing

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Michelle Frisella, member since 2017

Michelle Frisella, member since 2017

So proud of ONDA and its members and volunteers. Such hard work gets done. To use an overused word, this is patriotism!

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Scott Bowler, ONDA member from Portland

Scott Bowler, ONDA member from Portland

The desert speaks for itself, but very softly. I support ONDA to promote and enable discovery of the amazing beauty and recreational opportunities of the high desert by much broader groups of people; and most especially to protect forever the full and diverse landscape of the Owyhee Canyonlands, a place without parallel or equal in our country.”


In the Desert

In 2021, ONDA is offering a range of on-the-ground restoration, monitoring, and inventory projects for individuals and household groups to complete on their own schedule. Our 2022 calendar of group stewardship trips and Independent Stewards opportunities will be open for registration in February 2022. Subscribe to ONDA’s E-News to be the first to know when our 2022 trip calendar is released! 

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At the Office and Events

Typically, ONDA works with many volunteers throughout the year who play an integral part in our outreach and events. While these opportunities are currently limited due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to hosting volunteers again when it’s safe to do so.

To join our list of office and event volunteers in either Bend or Portland, please fill out the volunteer interest form below, or email our team to learn more.

Office and Events Volunteer Application Form

With a Group

ONDA also works with school groups, community organizations, and businesses that want to volunteer together. In 2021, we have independent projects for groups and we’re accepting interest forms for onsite projects in 2022.

Learn More and Apply

Using Your Voice

Another critical way you can volunteer in support of your public lands is to become an advocate and your use voice to urge key decision makers to prioritze desert conservation.

You can get on ONDA’s action alert list by texting ONDA to 52886 and subscribing to ONDA’s e-newsletter.

 

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