Volunteer Opportunites

Two Volunteers at Event

Join the Oregon Walks Board

Are you passionate about safer streets? Do you believe a strong pedestrian advocacy presence is critical? Do you want to give back to your community?

Perhaps board service at Oregon Walks is in your future!

Board service comes in many shapes and sizes. Some people bring transportation expertise. Others are stellar fundraiser. Perhaps organizing people is your strength? We are looking for a diverse set of interests and abilities to join our board and guide the organization into the future.

If you are interested, or just curious and want to know more, let us know! Email Board President Timur Ender for more information.

Volunteer Sign-Up

Join a committee

Plans and Projects

The Plans and Projects (PnP) Committee works to advance Oregon Walks’ mission “to promote walking and to make the conditions for walking safe, convenient and attractive for everyone.” PnP members represent Oregon Walks on planning and project advisory committees throughout the region. The committee is made up of volunteers from a variety of professional and education backgrounds. Committee members participate in transportation and land use planning, advocacy, mapping, communications, and pedestrian planning and policies.

The Plans and Projects Committee performs a number of roles including:

  • Advisory Committees: PnP members represent Oregon Walks on
    citizen and technical advisory committees for planning projects
    throughout the Portland metropolitan region. PnP members help to inform planning processes and advocate for pedestrian needs.
    Examples of recent and current community advisory committees with PnP representatives include: Division Transit Project, Beaverton Active Transportation Plan, and PedPDX.
  • Advocacy: PnP committee members advocate for pedestrian projects, policies and funding. The committee performs technical research, monitors the development of plans and policies, and submits written letters of support or opposition for projects and testifies at hearings in front of policymakers.
  • And more: The committee is hoping to participate in trainings, develop tools to help prioritize pedestrian projects, and connect with pedestrian organizations and municipalities throughout the metro region.