Local recruitment: Intern & Volunteer Coordinator

Friends of Buford Park & Mt Pisgah

Eugene, OR, USA

Are you passionate about outdoor recreation and natural areas conservation? Does working for a stewardship organization building & maintaining trails, restoring degraded ecosystems, and stewarding habitat for rare species entice you?  If so, the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (Friends) invite you to grow with us as we look to hire our next Intern & Volunteer Coordinator.

Based in Eugene, Oregon, the Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah (Friends) nurture and restore our connection to nature.  We collaborate with partner agencies to protect land, improve trails, restore ecosystem services, and stewardrare habitats across 4700 acres. In service of this enterprise we operate a native plant materials program. We are a grass roots, volunteer powered non-profit organization. Friends is a Rivers to Ridges Partnership partner and member of the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network.


Friends is an ally for equitable access to public resources and aspires to be an inclusive organization whose staff, volunteers, and membership are representative of the diversity in our community. We encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of the Friends is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Friends does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.


The Intern & Volunteer Coordinator is a recruiter, spokesperson, supervisor, trainer, and work party leader. They are the lead point of contact to connect interested people and groups with Friends’ staff to accomplish essential outcomes. They seek to match a potential intern or volunteer’s interests and talents with the organization’s resource needs in a wide range of areas including propagation; trail construction; monitoring; restoration planning; habitat stewardship; andinterpretive tours.

Specific duties include the following:

  • Manage the volunteer program.
  • Recruit diverse individuals, local businesses, service groups, student interns, and the public.
  • Promote intern and volunteer opportunities through social media and presentations.
  • Coordinate with Stewardship staff to determine volunteer resource
  • Supervise volunteers in the
  • Cross train in other stewardship program positions (Land Steward, Trail Steward, Nursery Assistant).

Coach and guide long term volunteers to work independently and lead work parties.




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