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Metro Parks & Nature: Help collect data to support the trails you love!

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Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

Are you interested in exploring the regional trail system, getting hands-on experience in survey methods, and learning how data affects policy?

Each September, volunteers from throughout the region gather along trails to count and survey people biking and walking on the Intertwine- the greater Portland region’s systems of trails, parks, and natural areas.

This is a great opportunity for students that want to explore the regional trail system, get hands-on experience in survey methods, and learning how data affects policy.

It is fun and easy, and the data will help provide more choices for people to get around on foot, bike, wheelchairs, and other non-motorized options. The time commitment can be as low as just two hours!

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday, September 11th
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Wednesday, September 12th
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Thursday, September 13th
    • 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Saturday September 15th
    • 9:00am – 11:00am
  • Sunday September 16th
    • 9:00am – 11:00am


Most likely you live near one of our trails! The sites we have available are listed below:

  • Forest Grove to Troutdale
  • Vancouver to Wilsonville
  • We also have many sites in Portland, Gresham, Tigard, and Tualatin.


Diego Gioseffi, Volunteer Coordinator

About the Organization

When you join the ranks of Metro volunteers, you meet intriguing people, explore some of the region’s most scenic destinations and gain many new skills. You become part of the community of people who make a difference — the very people who help make the Portland region a great place to live. Plus, it’s fun and easy.

Opportunities range from one-time volunteer events to seasonal and ongoing programs.

About the Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter

The Volunteer Opportunities Newsletter allows students, faculty, and staff at PCC a more comprehensive look at volunteer needs and opportunities from our community partners. Our hope is that the newsletter will allow subscribers to stay better informed about community service opportunities in the tri-county areas of Portland, Oregon, as well as non-profit internships and scholarships available locally and nationally.

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