Each year, hundreds of volunteers work alongside Oregon Natural Desert Association to protect and restore the public lands of Oregon’s high desert. There are many different ways to pitch in and help!
You can join our dynamic community and restore streams, improve trails, mail thank you letters, attend meetings, welcome people to ONDA events, and more. Your skills and passion are needed and your effort will be appreciated.
Volunteer in Town
Our Bend and Portland offices rely on volunteers to assist with important outreach events and administrative tasks.
Advocate for Public Lands
Another critical way you can volunteer in support of your public lands is to become an advocate. Email Gena if you are interested in writing letters to the editor or attending town halls, or consider taking part in our Public Land Leaders program.
Volunteer in the Field
Hard-working ONDA volunteers have planted thousands of trees, restored dozens of miles of streams, and removed enough unneeded barbed wire from Oregon’s public lands to stretch from one end of Oregon to the other.
Select trips are available for registration now, and the complete list of 2018 stewardship trips will be posted in mid-February.
Each year ONDA offers more than 30 field-based work trips to the most scenic landscapes in Oregon’s high desert. Our guided trips vary in length from one day to four days. In addition to completing helpful restoration projects, volunteers will camp, hike, and learn about conservation from ONDA’s knowledgeable staff.
Interested in giving your high desert adventure a purpose? Our Independent Stewards program adds self-directed and highly customizable restoration-oriented volunteer opportunities to our slate of guided field-based work trips.
Share Your Desert Images
Calling all photographers! You can use your creativity and talent to support conservation. ONDA invites you to submit your best shots of Oregon’s high desert for possible feature in our iconic Wild Desert Calendar.
Or, to share images at any time for use in our publications or social media, email our communications manager.