Governor Brown is requiring masks to be worn in public indoor and outdoor settings statewide to help stop the spread of the Delta variant. The Governor is also encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Find out how to get vaccinated locally at Jackson County Health and Human Services website

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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

Ashland Senior Phone Buddy Program
Ashland Senior Services Division is seeking volunteers for a new program aimed at reducing social isolation for older adults. Volunteer for the Ashland Senior Phone Buddy program.  Make a difference in someone’s day from the comfort of your home with regular social phone calls. Regular social calls have been proven to foster well-being and improve physical health in socially isolated adults. You have the power to help! Training provided. 
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 8:00 to 10:00am 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. 

Graffiti Removal Volunteers
We are seeking a few volunteers to assist in removing graffiti from around our parks. Help beautify our town and work on a flexible schedule. Training and materials are provided. Please reach out if you are interested!

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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