We need volunteers to help us year-round with a variety of activities, from office projects to mentoring student green teams at local schools to getting your hands dirty in our Kansas Avenue Learning Garden. Many of our 35 member groups—other environmental organizations active in Central Oregon—need volunteer help as well.
Submit a Volunteer Application
Complete our Volunteer Application online. Once we review your application, we will give you a call or email about how you can get involved.
Current Volunteer Needs
- Free LED Program Expansion – Help spread the word! We have already reached 2,400 homes in Bend and our goal is to reach another 600 homes in the next 6 months. To accomplish this, we need 600 people to sign up for LEDs. Right now, our biggest obstacle is getting the word out and getting people to sign up. If our costs get too high to market this program, we may not be able to sustain it. We could use help tabling at local businesses, hanging posters, and knocking on doors. MORE INFO HERE. Please read and email Neil to get involved!
- Garden Clean-up We could use some assistance out in the Kansas Ave. learning garden, located right here at The Environmental Center. Join our Spring Break Garden work party on 3/28 from 9:00am – 3pm. Swing by whenever you can! Or, please email Denise if you’re interested in helping further with spring clean-up tasks.
- Earth Day Fair Our annual celebration of the natural world is on Saturday, April 22nd. We could use a few volunteers to help manage our Zero Waste Stations that day, to ensure we put on a waste-free event. Please email Lauren if you can help out.
- Salmon Run The Salmon Run, hosted by Lay it Out Events, benefits The Environmental Center! The LIOE team could use more volunteers on race day – Sunday, April 9th – to make sure runners stay on course and a variety of other tasks. Email Lauren if you can lend a hand, and she will get you in touch with the right team!
Visit our member group list to find out who is doing what to protect and restore our environment.