Student Experiences in Natural Resources
A great way to explore whether an academic and career path is a good fit for you is to find opportunities to get real world experience early on in your journey. Below are some options in Central Oregon for students to get first-hand experience.
Discover Your Forest
Volunteer in the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests. Volunteers advocate for healthy forests and protection of natural landscapes by providing education to visitors, helping maintain trails, serving at wilderness trailheads, preventing the spread of invasive plants, and much more. More long-term Americorp positions also available.
Heart of Oregon
WORK on hands-on outdoor projects that improve the community like maintaining a trail, reducing wildfire fuels, or even building an entire house. Youth EARN a weekly stipend or minimum wage for full-time work and can also earn college scholarships.
Connect Central Oregon
Find volunteer opportunities in Central Oregon to gain hands-on skills and knowledge about careers in conservation, trail work, environmental stewardship, natural resources, environmental science, and more.