Volunteer With the Land Trust

Volunteers are at the heart of the Deschutes Land Trust community. We are forever grateful that so many dedicated volunteers lend a hand in helping care for Central Oregon's lands and waters. Learn more about how you can make a difference with the Land Trust.

Volunteers help out at a planting work party at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Photo: Land Trust.
Volunteers help out at a planting work party at Camp Polk Meadow Preserve. Photo: Land Trust.

Thank you for lending a hand to care for the lands and waters of Central Oregon!

By donating your time, you and other volunteers are helping to care for the land and steward it for future generations.

**To become a Land Trust volunteer, fill out our online Volunteer Application.** Once we receive your application, we will add you to our volunteer enews and help you find the best way to be a part of conserving and caring for the lands and waters of Central Oregon.

You can also check out the list of general volunteer opportunities below, or visit our volunteer opportunities page where we post upcoming work parties and events. If you find a project you'd like to help with, please register directly online.


Volunteering with the Land Trust

Community Science
Collect data and help with specific research projects! This includes bird, butterfly, plant, and wildlife surveys and can be great for folks interested in getting out on their own or who have specific skills and knowledge around research or surveys.

Stewardship
Help with plantings, fence pulls, trail clean-ups and maintenance, weed pulls, and all the other things we need to do to care for our protected lands. This is great for folks who want to get outside and get their hands dirty! Often these activities are in a group setting and, depending on the activity, are family friendly!

Office Support
Pitch in with data entry, mailings, and other office projects! This is great for folks who  aren't able to make it out to our protected lands, but want to further our mission. Many of these projects can even be done from the comfort of your own home.

Event Support
Get involved with Land Trust events, including set-up, staffing info tables, check-in, and more. This is a great option for folks who want to meet other people and talk about conservation!

Volunteer Naturalists
Lead or help with guided Walks + Hikes at Land Trust protected lands. This is a great option for folks who want to dive deep into the natural history of Central Oregon and share it with others!

Volunteer Ambassadors
Share the beauty of Land Trust protected lands through photography, art, and/or inspire others to connect with conservation online or in your community. This is a great option for amazing artists and connectors in our community.

Group Volunteers
We would love to set up a stewardship work party for your group. This is a great way for employee groups, schools, or other organized volunteer groups to bond as a team while giving back to the community. If you are interested, please contact Allen Pfeiffer (allen@deschuteslandtrust.org) to discuss what kind of project may work best for your group.

Expert Volunteers
Do you have expertise you would like to share? Whether you have extensive knowledge of conservation law, wildlife, plants, fish, web development, graphic design, video production, or some other neat thing, we are always grateful to the folks who share their knowledge and skills with us.


Ready to volunteer? Fill out our volunteer application to take the first step toward lasting impacts and deep connections with our protected lands. Our lands, waters, and wildlife thank you!