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Visit like a local: volunteer!

Want authentic experiences when you travel? A vacation that goes beyond souvenirs and postcards.

“Visit like a local” is a great way to tour while lending a hand.

Volunteering is a big part of what makes the wheels turn in our little coastal communities along the Tillamook Coast.

Enjoy gardening? Check in with Lower Nehalem Community Trust.

Like books? Drop by one of the branches of the Tillamook County Library System.

Love area history? Introduce yourself at Garibaldi Maritime Museum or Tillamook County Pioneer Museum.

NB Fire and Rescue Volunteer FD
Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay

Passionate about community safety and emergency preparedness? Check in with Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay.

There are hundreds of ways you can make a difference. If you need help finding the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you, visit one of the Chambers of Commerce or visitors centers that operate from Manzanita to Neskowin.

Visitors Center Volunteers
Manzanita Visitor’s Center

Whether you’re here once a week, once a month or once a year there’s a volunteer opportunity just waiting for you.

A Picture of Dan Haag
Dan Haag
Born and raised in the great white north of Minnesota, Dan Haag felt the pull of the north Oregon Coast in the early 90s. Finding that rain never needed to be shoveled, he married an Oregon girl and settled in Manzanita, where he works as director of the Manzanita Visitors Center. He is also a freelance writer whose work has appeared in a variety of state and national publications. He spends his free time wandering the area’s many trails, supporting the Oregon wine and beer industry, perusing coastal bookstores, and chasing his black Labrador, Lilo, along the beach.