Volunteers play a vital role in the local and statewide organizing of Rural Organizing Project! Our network of human dignity groups is made up of volunteers who love their communities and are committed to making them safe and welcoming for all. The amazing and far-reaching work of ROP happens because of the hundreds of volunteers who serve on our board, take weekly shifts in our field offices around the state and in the Community Building Center in Cottage Grove, and help maintain our critical systems!
Are you interested in joining our incredible team of volunteers? Check out some of the key volunteer roles we are looking to fill below and fill out the form or give us a call at 503-543-8417. We’ll get back in touch with you to set up a call to answer any questions and get you set up!
Food Pantry Champion
Since April 2020, hundreds of community volunteers have joined together to start and run a large-scale community food pantry that prioritizes language access and reducing barriers to access from our Community Building Center in downtown Cottage Grove. We are always looking for community volunteers who love to meet new neighbors and make new friends to join the Monday team from 12pm-2:30pm to sort our weekly food deliveries, and on pantry days on Tuesdays from 10am-2pm and Thursdays from 3pm-7pm!
From changing lightbulbs to fixing downspouts, we are always looking for folks ready to get their hands a little dirty to help us keep our Community Building Center in downtown Cottage Grove warm, welcoming, and ready for local and statewide gatherings of rural Oregonians! Folks with experience with remodels and renovations or interior design: we’d love to hear from you too!
Phone Tree Prodigy
Our strength is in our numbers and the caring community that we build. Would you like to be a part of a team that gets the word out about campaigns and actions to folks around the state? This role will be perfect for anyone who loves talking on the phone and making new connections in your local area!
Our website has undergone major renovations, and now we need help to keep it updated with the most relevant materials and resources for rural organizers! We would love to help teach you how to use WordPress if you will help update it with email updates as they come out about once per week.
Graphic Design Genius
Do you love to make eye-catching designs that help build the movement for justice and democracy? We often have a running list of projects that could use an artistic eye to take it to the next level!
The human dignity groups and leaders that make up ROP speak multiple languages! We are working to ensure our resources and communications are available in both Spanish and English. Can you help us translate emails, announcements, and organizing tools into Spanish so that we can build the rural movement for justice?
Calling genealogists, historical society members, archivists, and beyond! We are thrilled to get our rural organizing history and library assembled and accessible (all 60+ file boxes), so community builders and human dignity groups can learn more about the organizing done in their county in the last 30+ years! Do you have enthusiasm, skills, or experience to share? Ready to roll up your sleeves and dig into this project? Let’s discuss how you can jump in and help us shape this project!