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Tom Foster leading a Lithia Park Tour
Tom Foster leading a Lithia Park Tour

Nature Center Instructors,  September-October
Volunteer Instructors needed for our Fall outdoor school program at North Mountain Park Nature Center.  Work with students, grades K-5th, teaching hands-on activities during our Native Americans of the Rogue Valley program, Sept. 16 – Nov. 1. You only need to volunteer for one shift per week!  Training and materials provided.  For more information contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.   

Lithia Park Hosts, June—August 
Adult and high school volunteers needed to hand out maps, give directions and answer questions at an information table at the front of Lithia Park. Flexible shifts available June through August. Quick, easy training provided.  High school students will earn community service hours. For more information contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.  

Lithia Park Guides, May—September
If you love Lithia Park and chatting with people, become a Lithia Park Guide.  Volunteers lead 90-minute walks detailing the history, flora and fauna of Lithia Park. Training required and provided. Flexible shifts available May through September.  For more information contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.

Volunteers Needed at Senior Center
Do you have two free hours a week to help our Ashland seniors?  We need volunteers, 18 years or older, on Wednesday and Thursday mornings to serve lunch at the Ashland Senior Center through the RVCOG Food and Friends Program.  Shifts are 9am to 11am or 11am to 1pm.  Additionally, we’re looking for a volunteer to help out with Senior Food Box delivery once a month from the Ashland Emergency Food Bank.  For more information please contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. 

Bear Creek Salmon Festival Volunteers Needed—October 5
Volunteers needed for set-up and to staff booths during this fun-filled day of hands-on activities at North Mountain Park on Saturday, October 5. Various shifts available from 9am-5pm for high school age and above.  Students will earn community service hours!   For more information please contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. 

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 or come out on your own.  Tools and friendly training provided.

High School & College Students
Students can earn community service hours, complete a Senior Project, Practicum or Capstone with us. For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities please call Lori Ainsworth, Ashland Parks & Recreation Volunteer & Event Coordinator at 541.552.2264 or email

To learn more about the many volunteer options, click here.

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

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