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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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Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

Carl Axelsen, member since 1999

You folks at ONDA really have your stuff together. Such a well-planned opportunity to comment, since figuring out how to connect with the gummint is off-putting. You make it work for me.

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Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

Owyhee Canyon Swallows Sparrows and Rushing Water

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The Last Darkness

The Last Darkness


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.

Learn More and Apply

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 Caelin if you are interested in helping out in Central Oregon and email Corinne if you are interested in helping out in Portland or elsewhere in western Oregon.

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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