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Volunteer Opportunities for Oregon Wildfire Relief

Oregon wildfires in 2020 have created an unprecedented need for volunteering — families, communities and organizations need your help right now. 

Volunteering is both rewarding and essential for the well being of our communities. Although the current pandemic has made it more difficult to actively get involved, there are still many ways to help.

Needs for volunteering can shift on a daily basis as sites enter new phases of recovery. Be sure to check in with sites and organizations the day before or the day of for the latest information on what is needed.


Health and Safety First: Tips on Protecting Yourself and Your Family in Volunteer Situations:

Important Oregon Specific Fire Information from Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster:  

 


Volunteer Opportunities


Medic Bloc PDX 

A community resource group created to aid in rallies, protestors, and community events. During the wildfire efforts, they are helping to organize donation sites. Follow their instagram to stay in the know with high priority needs.


PCUN

PCUN is Oregon’s Farmworker Union fighting for low-wage workers and Latinx families in one of the most vibrant agricultural areas in the state. Reach out to find out how you can help. 


Rogue Climate

Rogue Climate empowers Southern Oregon communities most impacted by climate change, including low-income, rural, youth, seniors, and communities of color, to win climate justice by organizing for clean energy, sustainable jobs, and a healthy environment.

Volunteer Sign Up


United Oregon

United Oregon works across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice, focusing on living wages, racial justice, immigrant and refugee rights, and affordable housing.

Volunteer and take action on the issues that matter to you.


Red Cross

The Red Cross is operating shelters in Multnomah County and other Oregon communities for people who have been evacuated from the fire zones in neighboring counties. A one time training is required.

Urgent Volunteer Needs at Red Cross:

  • Licensed health professional
  • Blood donor support
  • Shelter support
  • Virtual positions
  • Volunteer at Red Cross
  • or call: 1-800-Red Cross

USDA Forest Service

Volunteer opportunities include programs and activities such as fire prevention, conservation education and trail/site maintenance. Their mission is to help sustain our nation’s ecosystems to meet the needs of present and future generations. Click here to learn more.

Rural Organizing Project

Rural Organizing Project is a rural-centered, grassroots organization that works to build and support a shared standard of human dignity, the belief in the equal worth of all people, the need for equal access to justice and the right to self-determination.

Contribute your talents here.


Salvation Army

Help the Salvation Army provide meals and resources for evacuees across Oregon. Check their website for the most up to date information on essential needs.


Oregon Department of Forestry

The state needs additional wildland fire equipment and resources. Go here to find out how you can help fight fires.


Evacuation Sites: Volunteer Opportunities

Check in with each individual site prior to arrival to find out what opportunities are currently available. 

Springfield High School

Marion County Fairground Evac Center

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley

The Salvation Army

Evacuation site activities include unloading donations, traffic control, staging support and sanitation.


Livestock, Pets and Equipment

Experienced volunteers for emergency situations are needed! Stay tuned through the following links.

Cowboy 911

Cowgirl 911

Linn County Livestock

Holiday Farm (McKenzie) Fire Animal Rescue (Lane Co)


Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Emergency Resource Map

 

 

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Donate to Oregon Wildfire Relief

You’ve come here because you want to help rebuild Oregon. Thank you for your generosity. Oregon is home to some of the best people and most beautiful places in the United States. As wildfires have swept through over a million acres of land, Oregon residents have been displaced, lives have been lost, and homes have been reduced to ashes. We can rebuild Oregon, together. 

Here is a list of organizations and donation links for supporting Oregon’s wildfire efforts:


Team Rubicon

Team Rubicon focuses on serving vulnerable and at-risk populations affected by disaster. While the initial damage and trauma of natural disasters will impact any population regardless of socio-economic factors, the financial burden of recovery and rebuilding has dramatic and long-lasting repercussions on many rural and urban populations lacking proper insurance and public and private resources.

All Team Rubicon services are provided free of charge.

Donate to Team Rubicon here.


SOVSC-Phoenix Fund

Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center is at the epicenter of the Southern Oregon fires. Your donations support displaced and injured pets, resources for local pet rescues and financially challenged wildfire survivors. 

Donate to Phoenix Fund here.


Causa

Causa is a non profit that is helping immigrant families who have been devastated by the wildfires in Oregon. 

Donate to Causa here.


Rogue Climate

Help get money into the hands of community members of the Rogue Valley that have been impacted by the fires.

Donate here.


Breitenbush

Breitenbush has had devastating losses due to the wildfires and our community needs your help to rebuild.Donate to rebuild one of the most magical places in Oregon.


American Red Cross

The Red Cross is coordinating closely with partners and local officials to mobilize a massive relief effort across three states to ensure that people have a safe place to stay, food and comfort during this time of uncertainty.

Donate to Red Cross here.


Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is providing meals and resources across nine counties in Oregon. Since Monday, September 6, The Salvation Army has provided 10,648 meals for evacuees across Oregon. 

Donate Salvation Army here.


Rogue Credit Union

Rogue Credit Union is pledging an additional $50,000 in matching donations for wildfire relief efforts.

Donate to Rogue here.


United Way Funds

The United Way funds are expected to aid services for food relief, shelter assistance, child care and health care in three regions of Oregon.

Give to Jackson County United Way

United Way Mid-Willamette Donations.

Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund Donations.


Wildland Firefighter Foundation

Wildland Firefighter Foundation helps families of firefighters killed in the line of duty and assists injured firefighters and their families.

Contribute to firefighter’s families here.


Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Food Bank helps local families, farmers, ranchers and first responders who have been affected by wildfires throughout the region – connecting communities with water, food and other critical supplies. 

Oregon Food Bank donations here.


Oregon Humane Society

Oregon Humane Society is working across the state with the Department of Agriculture and dozens of shelter partners to help animals affected by the wildfires. 

Donate to help animals in need.


Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation

Clackamas Emergency Services Foundation supports first responders and those impacted by the Clackamas Wildfires.

Donate to Clackamas County here.


Keep Oregon Green

Keep Oregon Green provides education and awareness to reduce the number of human-caused wildfires in Oregon.

Donate here.


Go Fund ME

More than 60 verified fundraisers have been started for Oregon residents across the state who have been affected by the fires, according to GoFundMe. All of them have been added to GoFundMe’s centralized hub: Go Fund Me Oregon Fires

Donate Goods/Essentials

If possible, check ahead with donation sites to see what supplies are most needed. Always bring clean or unused items.


Portland Region Donation Sites:

Willamette Valley
  • Salem Chamber of Commerce (1110 Commercial St. NE, Salem)
  • United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley (455 Bliler Ave. NE, Salem)
  • https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/wildfire-relief.html
  • Marion County Fairgrounds (2330 17th St NE, Salem)
  • Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St. NE, Salem)
  • Silke Field at Springfield High School (908 10th St., Springfield)

Southern Oregon
  • Chiloquin Fire and Rescue (156 S 2nd Ave., Chiloquin)
  • Klamath Food Bank (3231 Maywood Dr., Klamath Falls)
  • Klamath Falls Gospel Mission (1931 Mission Ave., Klamath Falls)
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds (1451 Fairgrounds Rd., Grants Pass)
  • Living Waters Church in Medford (306 E. Jackson St)
  • Del Rio Vineyards (52 N River Rd, Gold Hill)
  • The Expo (1 Peninger Rd, Central Point)
  • Grange Co-op (225 S. Front St., Central Point)
  • Ella Lane Boutique (739 Medford Center, Medford)
  • Rogue Valley YMCA (522 W. 6th St., Medford)
  • Family Nurturing Center (212 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford)
  • Northwest Seasonal Workers Association (203 N. Oakdale Ave., Medford)
  • Rogue Valley Mall (1600 N Riverside Ave, Medford)
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Carpenter Hall (44 S. Pioneer St., Ashland)
  • Ashland Elks Lodge #944 (255 E. Main St., Ashland)
  • The Siskiyou School (631 Clay St., Ashland)
  • Ashland High School (201 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland)

More information on volunteering and donating items: Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM)