Jackson County will return to the High Risk category for COVID-19 on May 7. Visit the Governor's website for information on what is allowed during this time. Get general updates, vaccine information, and resources related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic here.
 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

For more information about any of these opportunities please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at 541.552.2264 or email.

Adopt a Neighbor (temporary program during the COVID-19 pandemic)
Volunteers are greatly needed to provide assistance with grocery shopping and essential errands for people over 65 and those with underlying health conditions. It is especially important for these more vulnerable citizens to stay home and avoid exposure. If you fall in to the low risk category, are under 65 years old with no chronic health problems, no COVID-19 symptoms and would like to help a neighbor with groceries and errands, please sign up HERE. A free background check will be required before volunteering can begin. 

Work Parties
Volunteers are needed to join in on semi-regular “work parties.” No experience necessary! Volunteers meet at a park in Ashland for two hours of maintenance to keep our parks functional and beautiful. Refreshments and tools are provided. Numbers are limited to allow for physical distancing. To be added to the email list please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at 541.552.2264 or email.

North Mountain Park Restoration Work Parties
Starting April 15th, join staff and other volunteers on Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00am at North Mountain Park in restoration work. Battle invasive species, plant native trees and shrubs, and help care for this wonderful park. Tools and friendly training provided. Drop-ins welcome, check the front porch of the Nature Center for info on where the work will be happening that day. 

Nature Center Gardeners
Gardeners are always needed at the North Mountain Park Nature Center Demonstration Gardens. Have fun gardening in a group on Wednesday mornings in the Spring through the Fall, or come out on your own. Tools and friendly training provided. Meetings begin in mid-March. 

Invasive Species Removal
Volunteers are needed to help eradicate invasive plants from our park land. You can make a difference in restoring our parks and protecting our native plants and animals by lending a hand. Volunteer solo or join a small group and help us remove Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry and more. No experience necessary, and training and tools provided. 

High School & College Students
Students, earn community service hours, complete a Senior Project, Practicum or Capstone with us. 

VIP – Volunteer in Parks, "It’s the Natural Thing to Do!"

For more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sulaiman Shelton at 541.552.2264 or email.

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