Maintain trails, remove invasive plants, care for community gardens, spruce up playgrounds, plant natives, interact directly with park guests as a tour guide or docent – and so much more. Your options for going out, getting dirty and giving back are as interesting as you are. Join our outstanding team of volunteers and staff coordinators. Learn new skills, meet awesome people, and improve the quality-of-life in Eugene.
Parks and Open Space offers excellent opportunities to take the next step in your career building. Apply your educational knowledge to nature’s classroom and expand your skill set with Eugene Outdoors. We provide practical experience in community outreach, gardening, event coordination, native plant care and propagation, nursery operations, community building, landscaping, data collection and management, mobile technology, research and a range special projects to match your interests. Contact Kelsey Irvine for more information and current position descriptions.
Choose your own adventure! If your company is looking for a unique team-building opportunity, look no further. Let us lead you on an expedition into some of Eugene’s most beautiful parks for an active day of hands-on nature bonding. Best for groups ranging from 15-50 people. Average cost is $500 for roughly 3-4 hours. Packages are customizable to fit your needs. Location, schedule and rates will vary.