Do you like talking to people and attending community events? Do you want to help OEC keep on top of our daily workload in the office? If you want to get involved with OEC, this is your chance!
OEC volunteer and internship opportunities are unpaid unless otherwise indicated.
Are you interested in becoming an OEC volunteer or intern? Explore our opportunities below and then take a moment to tell us a bit more about yourself by completing our volunteer form. We'll do our best to match your interests and skills to the great work we have.
Do you like talking to people and attending community events? If you want to get out there and engage with people about how to "live green" and connect them to the fantastic work OEC does, this is your chance!
Outgoing, eco-happy volunteers staff our booth at various events in the Portland area, connecting people to solutions and getting the word out about OEC.
OEC has had a booth at a variety of events, including the Green Sprouts Organic Baby Festival, the Welcome the Rain event, the Salmon Festival, and the Better Living Show. Look at our events page to see where we'll be next!
Typically, these commitments are on weekends with morning and afternoon shifts of three to four hours maximum. Volunteers are encouraged to develop their own outreach style and good communication skills are a plus.
Do you live outside of the Portland Metro area, but still want to volunteer?
We need your help! We're looking to expand our reach at community events across the state. Help us connect individuals in all of Oregon's cities and towns to OEC's great information and resources. Contact us to learn more.
To become a Community Outreach Volunteer, please fill out our volunteer interest form.
One of the best things about your neighborhood hang-out is the free, interesting, local stuff to read while you wait. Wouldn’t it be great if OEC’s newsletter was in among the pile of community papers, magazines and brochures?
OEC’s fall newsletter has arrived! We would love your help to stock our newsletter in neighborhood libraries, coffee shops, community centers and other gathering points. If you’re interested, drop us a line with the neighborhood you plan to cover. Then all you have to do is pick them up and deliver them! With your help, we can spread the word about OEC to everyone with a library card or a coffee habit!
Help us get information out into local communities to inform your neighbors about OEC and the work that we do.
To become a Community Messenger, please fill out our volunteer interest form.
Typically, office volunteers come in Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Volunteers commit to a couple hours of work per week and complete a variety of tasks. These may include, but are not limited to: data entry, data checking, mailings, and recycling projects. Occasionally we have an especially big task requiring extra hands, which sometimes occur on evenings and/or weekends. If you would like to be ‘on call’ for these volunteer opportunities, please contact us.
Do you have the skills we need?
We tend to look for Office Volunteers who:
- are fast typers
- love data entry (proficient with Excel)
- good phone skills and willing to make calls
- have good writing skills and an interest in blogging
- have stellar web research skills
- have foreign language expertise
- have the patience and stamina to jump in where needed!
Do you have another specialty skill you would like to utilize as a volunteer? Let us know and we will try to match your skills to the work we have available.To become an Office Volunteer, please fill out our volunteer interest form.
General Information about OEC Internships
Our internships consist of about 80% program-related work and 20% administrative work. They are unpaid positions unless otherwise indicated. OEC seeks interns who possess excellent research, writing and communication skills, and have the ability and motivation to work independently. We offer a fun, pleasant atmosphere, easy to reach by public transportation, and flexible schedules.
Available internships are posted in the jobs section of our website.
Click here to download Jobseeker Resources [PDF], our helpful fact sheet for those seeking environmental positions in Oregon and beyond.