Oregonians Give Back

With more than 20,000 non-profit organizations and countless hundreds of thousands of opportunities to give back, Oregonians frequently use their time and talent to support causes we believe in and people less fortunate. Today we're sharing a few instances of Oregonians giving back.

Scout Miller mixes paint for a fresh coat being applied on the information kiosk. She is part of a team of Youth Conservation Corps young adults led by 2nd generation USFS employee Rikki Glick that was working to restore trailhead facilities at the beginning of the Black Butte FIre Lookout trail. The YCC has introduced young Americans to conservation opportunities in public lands since the program was created in 1970. Photo by Gary Miller

Scout Miller mixes paint for a fresh coat being applied on the information kiosk. She is part of a team of Youth Conservation Corps young adults led by 2nd generation USFS employee Rikki Glick that was working to restore trailhead facilities at the beginning of the Black Butte FIre Lookout trail. The YCC has introduced young Americans to conservation opportunities in public lands since the program was created in 1970. Photo by Gary Miller

Laura Moulton talks to Woody during her shift at the Skidmore Fountain. Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside. Photo by Melody Owen

Laura Moulton talks to Woody during her shift at the Skidmore Fountain. Street Books is a bicycle-powered mobile library, serving people who live outside. Photo by Melody Owen

Ryan Brown with Basic Rights Oregon organizes a team of volunteers to do phone banking for Oregon's Marriage Equality Initiative. Photo by Israel Bayer

Ryan Brown with Basic Rights Oregon organizes a team of volunteers to do phone banking for Oregon's Marriage Equality Initiative. Photo by Israel Bayer