Standing Volunteer Opportunities

Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah offers weekly volunteering events in each of our primary program areas: Habitat, Trails and our Nursery.

Most work parties meet at the Friends of Buford Park Native Plant Nursery unless otherwise specified.

(If navigating to the nursery, proceed on Frank Parrish Rd. towards the North Trailhead and Parking Lot. You may drive past the "Authorized Vehicles Only" sign until you see signage for our nursery and field office on the west side of Frank Parrish Rd.)

Habitat Restoration:

When: Mondays, 9am to 12pm

What: Perform a wide variety of tasks from pulling invasive species to planting natives to seed collecting.


When: Tuesdays, Thursdays and every 1st/3rd Saturday, 9am to 12pm

What: Work on numerous gardening tasks that vary by season including propagating, planting, weeding, seed collection, and seed cleaning.


When: The 4th Saturday of each month, 9am to 12pm

What: Build and maintain trails in Howard Buford Recreation area. Tasks including trailside vegetation management, maintaining and/or refreshing trail surfaces, and improving drainage.

Floodplain Restoration at Turtle Flats:

When: The 2nd Saturday of each month, 9am to 12pm

What: Restore wetland and floodplain habitat at the confluence of the Middle and Coast Fork Willamette Rivers. Tasks include removing invasive species, planting natives, trash cleanup and other activities.

Parkwatch Ambassadors:

What: Conduct outreach and education at trailheads and in parking lots on high traffic days, provide an official presence that discourages bad behavior at Buford Park.  

When/Where: Weekends, during special events and volunteer work parties


When: Scheduled individually based on availability and need, Monday-Thursday

What: Data entry, grant writing, mailing parties, file organization, research projects, archiving, graphic design

Where: At the Friends administrative office in Pleasant Hill, field office, or from home


What: Set up, take down, outreach, membership and volunteer sign-up, decorating, food preparation and handling

When/Where: Annual Meeting, Nursery Open House, fundraising events, tabling events; location varies


For more information or any questions please email Friends Volunteer Coordinator at