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Director Tim Wood Invites Volunteers to Share

December 20, 2012

tim-wood-300-color(2010)It is during the holiday season and as each New Year comes upon us that we reflect on the past and prepare for the future.  It is during this time that we assess what matters most to us on a personal and professional level.

Oregon State Parks is very proud and humbled to be the place of choice for so many volunteers. Volunteer engagement is a critical component of our success, and it shows.

I would like to express my appreciation for your generous giving of time, talent and resources.  Your dedication and commitment continues to enable and empower this Department to provide outstanding customer service, maintain our parks to the highest of standards and realize our mission.  Oregon State Parks staff is honored to have the support of such an amazing cadre of volunteers and volunteer partners.

It is our goal to give you such a great experience volunteering with us that you come back again next year and tell others about it along the way.

I invite all of you to use this Volunteer Voice blog to share a volunteer memory.  Tell us why you choose to volunteer with Oregon State Parks and a little bit about your experience.  This virtual storyboard will give us the opportunity to share your story with others and become an end of the year greeting card from all of you.

Thank you for being an important part of our parks family and of Oregon’s proud heritage.  We look forward to once again providing you with outstanding experiences here at Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Elaine Goodner and Mitch Bergman permalink
    February 1, 2013 1:49 pm

    My husband and I have been volunteering since 2009 at Sunset Bay and Shore Acres State Parks in the fall and winter months, plus we have volunteered in another state for three years.Volunteering reasons are such a personal choice and we hear many interesting stories from our fellow hosts. Our lifestyle reason for hosting in these two beach locations is to enjoy the bounties of nature available such as clamming, crabbing, fishing, mushrooming, berry picking, hiking and beachcombing which we can then share our knowledge and information with our campers and customers.
    The “icing on the cake” though has been the long term friendships we have developed with many of our co-hosts and rangers in these two parks. Plus we enjoy the challenges and rewards of assisting campers and we particularly like to help with special projects that keep our minds and bodies active. All of this makes us feel proud that we are doing our best in supporting the Oregon State Parks commitment and dedication to it’s mission.

    Elaine Goodner and Mitch Bergman

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