TKO recognizes that we are navigating health safety challenges we have never seen before.  With guidance from safety experts, medical ADVISORS and RECOMMENDATIONS from our land manager partners, we are engaging in limited in-person volunteer activities with a keen eye towards safe, healthy practices.  

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TKO Annual Board Recruitment Open House

September 1 at 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Join us for a Virtual Open House, inviting all those interested in joining TKO’s Board in 2022!

Each year, TKO seeks to recruit volunteers to join our Board in 2022 and help guide our organization in the many ways we hope to protect and enhance Oregon’s hiking experience. We are especially eager to expand our representation geographically and an ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, and economic backgrounds.

Along with registering for this open house, go ahead and submit an interest form at our website – There you will also find more details about becoming a board member and one our our TKO Board Executive team members will reach out to start a conversation with you about this type of volunteer service!


  • July 8th thru September 7th – Inquiries submitted on a rolling basis
  • September 1st – TKO Board Recruitment Open House, Zoom event inviting interested folks to learn about TKO.
  • September 15th – Prospective 2022 applicants are invited to attend portion of TKO Board meeting.
  • September 2021 – TKO Board Executive reviews applicants and a full Board vote is held.
  • November 17th – 2022 new Board members are invited to final Board meeting as nonvoting guests.

TKO Priorities for Board Candidates:

  • Expertise and competencies in diverse, equitable and inclusive growth
  • As TKO expands geographically, expanding representation across Oregon Coast, mid-Willamette Valley and Central Oregon
  • Financial management and nonprofit professionals, specific for treasury duties and policy development
  • Communications and marketing expertise, specifically for digital media and user experience across web resources similar to how people interact with and

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on across Oregon travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times from 1853 – 1871. We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a TKO leader &/or complete a post-event survey.


September 1
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

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