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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 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