Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities

Join the Lane County Master Recycler Program if you want to learn what’s going on with waste.  Participants will learn who's who in Lane County's recycling industries, what is and is not recyclable and how we treat these resources makes a huge difference in our sustainable future. The course is a 9 week evening class (Tuesdays) with three Saturday tours in September and March.  It is free for folks that join the volunteer corps for at least 30 hours the following year. Check it out!

The Master Recycler News
A quarterly publication of the Lane County Master Recycler Program.

Volunteers are critical to the operation and success of NextStep. We need volunteers to dismantle electronics, receive donations, rebuild computers, staff the ReUse store, and train in the admin and eBay offices.  If you have a particular skill, we can use your help.

Hosted on the first Saturday of October, our annual Great Willamette Clean Up is a river-wide, community day-of-action.  Volunteers participate by canoe, kayak, SUP board, raft, motor boat, jet ski, drift boat, bike, and by foot to free our river of trash and debris, while improving habitat and community spirit along the way.

The ToolBox Project is a tool sharing library lending home and garden tools to help neighbors transform their homes and build community.

Are you excited about the ToolBox Project and want to get involved? We have volunteer opportunities for people with all kinds of interests and are looking for volunteers to help out with the projects listed below. 

Are you looking for an opportunity to support creative materials reuse and arts education? Volunteer at MECCA!

Here at St. Vincent de Paul we know all about strength in numbers! We wouldn’t be able to accomplish what we do without the dedication of people like YOU! The phrase “it takes a village” continues to ring truer everyday and we’d love to have you join our village! 

Sign up and join us in one of more of these great opportunities and become a St. Vincent de Paul Villager today!

Regardless of your schedule, budget, background, skills and interests, there is something for you! There are opportunities to volunteer on a one-time project basis, ongoing, as a group or by yourself! 

SOLVE is a state-wide non-profit organization that takes action every day to keep Oregon clean and green. We mobilize over 35,000 volunteers and organize over 1,000 cleanup and restoration projects throughout the state.  Get Involved with SOLVE!

Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore offers new and used building materials, furniture and home improvement items to the public at a fraction of their retail prices. All items in the ReStore are donated by local businesses and individuals, providing an environmentally safe and socially responsible way to keep materials out of the waste stream. It also provides financial support to S/E Habitat’s mission to eliminate poverty housing in our community.

The ReStore depends on volunteers to keep the inventory current and provide customers with a quality experience.