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Advocacy Resources:

Contacting your elected officials about land use issues is an important part of being a citizen advocate. 1000 Friends has put together this Citizen Advocacy Toolkit to help you make your voice heard. Click below to read, or click here for a full copy (pdf). 

Writing a Letter to an Elected Official

Calling an Elected Official

Meeting With an Elected Official

Testifying at a Legislative Hearing

Attending a Town Hall Meeting

Writing a Letter to the Editor

Useful Links and Resources


Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Our work is more successful thanks to a talented and enthusiastic group of volunteers around Oregon. There are many ways to volunteer your time for 1000 Friends, including helping with events, outreach and organizing, communications, and even data entry. Some volunteers help with one or two projects, and others come in regularly over an extended period of time. Please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form for our staff to get in touch with you about Volunteer Opportunities in your area. Click here for the form:

At the moment we are especially looking for volunteers with design, photography, or videography experience.

Attorneys seeking pro-bono work: If you have legal background and are looking for volunteer or pro-bono opportunities, please contact our Cooperating Attorney Program Manager, Steve McCoy at (503) 497-1000 x126 or email him at

Volunteer opportunities and internships are unpaid unless otherwise noted. The Paul Gerhardt Jr. Internship is a paid summer internship for undergraduates and recent college graduates.