Get Involved in Eugene, Oregon

Here is a listing of all the groups or organizations in Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon that I have been able to find in which you might wish to get involved. These include groups or organizations that typically use volunteers to do their work, as well as any other group that gets together for any reason, be it activist groups, recreational groups, political parties, neighborhood groups or whatever. If it is a group that the general public is able to join or get involved with, it is included. I wish for the list to be as comprehensive as possible. The purpose of this listing, however, is not to "advertise" for businesses or for-profit organizations, so no such organizations are listed. The requirement to have to pay membership dues, though, does not exclude an organization from inclusion herein.

I have provided a link to the local group's web site if it has one; otherwise, I provide a link to the parent organization's website, or in some cases another site which has information about the group. If none of these are available I have provided an email contact, if known. I have also provided a local phone number if availale. The primary activity of each group may be my best guess, or will be their own description if they have responded with that information. (If you believe that the information is not accurate about any particular group, please contact that group and have them come to this page and update the info.)

If you know of any group that is missing from this list please use the link at the bottom of the page to let me know.

This list does not include student organizations at the University of Oregon or Lane Community College. If interested in student organizations, you may try the following links:         University of Oregon         Lane Community College

This page also does not include churches. Show list of churches.

One other thing: This listing is only for "established" groups or organizations. If you are trying to start a group of your own, we could have a page at this site to let people know about that also. You can submit any suggestions using the same link at the bottom of the page.

--Ward Ricker

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Animals

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Cascades Raptor Center Rehabilitation and education center for raptors eraptors.org
Greenhill Humane Society Care for animals www.green-hill.org 541-689-1503
Lane Area Ferret Lovers Help stray, abandoned or unwantd ferrets www.laneferrets.org 541-484-1090
People and Animals Who Serve Enhancing quality of life using animals www.paawsoregon.org
Pro-Bone-O Provide care for pets of homeless people proboneo.org 541-607-8089
West Coast Dog and Cat Rescue Find homes for cats and dogs www.westcoastdogandcat.org 541-225-4955
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Business/Investing

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
BNI Development and exchange of business referrals bnioregon.com/find_a_chapter.html
GreenLane Sustainable Business Network Business networking for sustainability greenlane-sbn.org
Springfield Investor's Business Daily Meetup Group Get together with other investors www.meetup.com/ibd-656
Willamette Investor Group Help investors network and learn 541-579-3430
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Cultural

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
An Ceangal Mara Foundation Host Celtic festivals celticculture.org 541-686-6136
Centro LatinoAmericano Social services and advocacy centrolatinoamericano.org 541-687-2667
Downtown Languages Help immigrants develop language, lifeskills, and cultural competence downtownlanguages.org 541-686-8483
Eugene Irish Cultural Festival Produce Irish festival www.eugeneirishfest.org
Eugene Spanish - English Intercambio Learn/practice Spanish www.meetup.com/spanish-english-conversation-partners-Eugene
Sons of Italy Promote Italian culture www.glnw.org/altamonte.htm
Springfield Museum Museum www.springfieldmuseum.com 541-726-2300
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Education

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Edurelief Help improve education in Mongolia www.edurelief.org 541-554-2992
Eugene 4J School District Schools www.4j.lane.edu 541-790-7700
Eugene Education Association Support teachers www.eugea.org
Head Start of Lane County Educating preschoolers and assisting their families www.hsolc.org 541-747-2425
Lane County Christian Homeschool Group Home schooling www.home-school.com/groups/OR.html
Lane Inter-Christian Guild of Home Teachers Support Christian homeschooling www.lighthomeschooling.org
Literacy Council of Eugene-Springfield Tutor undereducated adults 541-344-3949
Partners for Sustainable Schools Help schools be more environmentally oriented www.partnersforsustainableschools.org 541-636-0096
Science Factory Inspire children to learn about science, technology and humanity www.sciencefactory.org 541-682-7888
To Excel At Christian Homeschooling Support and encourage homeschooling efforts www.home-school.com/groups/OR.html
Veneta Home Education Network Support home schooling www.home-school.com/groups/OR.html 541-935-6169
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Emergency Services

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Community Emergency Response Team (City of Eugene) Educate people about disaster preparedness (website) 541-682-5665
Eugene Mountain Rescue Mountain search and rescue www.eugenemountainrescue.org
Lane County Amateur Radio Operators Alternative communications for major emergencies or disaster (website) 541-682-8544
Lane County Search and Rescue Search and rescue (website) 541-682-8544
Lane County Sworn Reserve Deputy Unit Volunteer temporary law enforcement services (website) 541-682-4150
Red Cross Disaster relief oregonpacific.redcross.org 541-344-5244
Sexual Assault Support Services Support survivors of sexual assault www.sass-lane.org/volunteerajob-opportunities 541-484-9791
Womenspace Provide housing for victims of domestic violence www.womenspaceinc.org 541-485-8232
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Environmental

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Adopt-A-Path (City of Eugene) Keep multi-use paths free of litter and vegetation (website) 541-682-5471
Beyond Toxics (formerly Oregon Toxics Alliance) Expose root causes of toxic pollution and help empower communities www.beyondtoxics.org 541-465-8860
BRING Recycling Used Building Materials Thrift Store & Education Facility www.bringrecycling.org 541-746-3023
Cascade Mycological Society Study and conservation of fungi cascademyco.org
Cascadia Forest Defenders Defend Cascadia's forests www.forestdefensenow.com
Cascadia Green Building Council Generate momentum towards a sustainable built environment cascadiagbc.org/branches/or/Eugene 541-682-5541
Cascadia Wildlands Environmental protection and education www.cascwild.org 541-434-1463
City of Eugene Park Stewards Help us maintain our parks and natural areas. Plant and mulch trees and shrubs, weed landscape beds, pick-up litter, paint & clean park infrastructure http://www.eugene-or.gov 541-682-4800
Climate Crisis Working Group Education and lobbying to reduce global warming 541-935-6761
Compost Specialist Volunteers (City of Eugene) Encouraging yard debris and food waste composting (website) 541-682-5542
Energy Justice Network Fight dirty energy and waste from industry facilities www.energyjustice.net
Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide Public interest environmental law www.elaw.org 541-687-8454
Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network Environmental-labor solidarity www.solidaritynetwork.org
Eugene: Green/Sustainable: Sharing Stories, Resources & Tips Share environmental and sustainable ideas (website)
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Protect national forests fseee.org 541-484-2692
Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah Care for the greater Mount Pisgah area www.bufordpark.org 541-344-8350
Friends of Eugene Support safety, sustainability and livability in Eugene www.friendsofeugene.org 541-345-7421
Friends of Trees Eugene Build community through planting and caring for trees www.friendsoftrees.org 541-632-3683
GMO-Free Eugene Outreach, awareness, education and non-GMO legislation www.gmofreeeugene.org 541-343-1913
Hendricks Park (City of Eugene) Maintenance, seed collection and propagation activities (website) 541-682-4874
Lane County Audubon Society Protecting birds and other wildlife www.laneaudubon.org
Master Recycler (Lane County) Promote recycling in Lane County (website) 541-682-2059
McKenzie River Trust Protecting special lands in Western Oregon mckenzieriver.org 541-345-2799
McKenzie Watershed Council Watershed management issues in McKenzie watershed www.mckenziewc.org 541-687-9076
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Tours and education about flora and fauna MountPisgahArboretum.org   541-747-1504
Native Forest Council Working to protect all our public lands www.forestcouncil.org 541-688-2600
Native Plant Society of Oregon Study, education and conservation of native flora emerald.npsoregon.org
Nearby Nature Appreciation of nature nearby and ecological living www.nearbynature.org 541-687-9699
No Coal Eugene Oppose coal trains through Eugene nocoaleugene.org
North American Butterfly Association Enjoyment, conservation and study of native butterflies www.naba.org/chapters/nabaes
Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides Alternatives to pesticides policy, education and advocacy www.pesticide.org 541-344-5044
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Green Building http://www.ecobuilding.org/guild-chapters/eugene 541-683-8963
Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team Wildlife surveys to stop timber sales; tree climbing nestcascadia.wordpress.com
Oregon Wild Public land conservation and restoration www.oregonwild.org 541-344-0675
Sierra Club Forest and wildlife protection oregon.sierraclub.org/groups/many_rivers/mrg.asp
Standing Together to Outlaw Pesticides End all uses of pesticides stop-oregon.org 541-927-3033
The Nature Conservancy Protect endangered environmental areas (website) 541-343-1010
Tree Stewards and NeighborWoods (City of Eugene) Plant and care for street trees (website) 541-682-4831
Volunteers in Parks (City of Eugene) Enhancement of parks and natural areas (website) 541-682-4845
Walama Restoration Project Habitat restoration/environmental education walamarestoration.org 541-484-3939
Western Environmental Law Center Public interest environmental law center www.westernlaw.org 541-485-2471
Willamette Resources & Educational Network Educate about the importance of wetlands www.wewetlands.org/wren.php susanna@wewe
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Food

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Center for Sustainability Law We are an environmental advocacy organization working to secure sustainable land use, food systems and property rights. sustainabilitylaw.info 541-701-9529
Diet Therapy and Chinese Cooking Chinese cooking www.meetup.com/Diet-therapy-and-Chinese-cooking
FOOD for Lane County Provide food to those in need www.foodforlanecounty.org 541-343-2822
Food Not Bombs Share vegetarian meals in protest of global injustice www.foodnotbombs.net/oregon.html 530-521-4991
Growers Market Food-buying club for organic and natural foods growersmarket.net 541-687-1145
Slow Food Eugene Promote local, organic foods slowfoodeugene.org
Springfield Farmers Market Promote local agriculture www.springfieldfarmersmarket.net 541-345-7106
Weston A. Price Foundation Share a common interest in nutrient dense food krautpounder.com/page3.html
Willamette Farm and Food Coalition Develop secure and sustainable local food system www.lanefood.org 541-341-1216
Willamette Valley Sustainable Foods Alliance Promote local natural foods businesses with focus on sustainability wvsfalliance.org 541-321-0553
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Gardening/Agriculture

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Avid Gardeners Share gardening knowledge avidgardeners.org
Healing Harvest Gardening for rehabilitation and recovery www.healingharvest.com 541-915-0599
Huerto de la Familia Helping Latinos grow food & start businesses huertodelafamilia.org/?page_id=662 541-255-6120
Irving Grange ??? 541-688-6542
Spencer Creek Grange ??? spencercreekgrange.org
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Gay/Lesbian

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Basic Rights Oregon Work for gay rights www.basicrights.org 541-868-8020
Eugene Interweave Potluck and queer movie night; political & social events www.queereugene.com/community/local
GLBT Movie Night Enjoy and discuss Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender films gaymovienight@gmail.com
Imperial Sovereign Court of the Emerald Empire Gay/lesbian social and community service organization www.iscee.org
Lavender Womyn Lesbian social group www.eugenelavenderwomyn.com
LGBQITA support group Support group for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgendered/Intersex/Queer/Asexual abuse survivors 541-484-9791
Men's Forum Potluck Non-heterosexual men social group themensforumeugene@gmail.com
Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays Support for gays and lesbians www.pflag.org 541-302-4422
Radical Faeries Bring together gay and bi men www.radfae.org
Rainbow Kennel Club Club for LGBTQ and their dogs 541-683-2793
Rainbow Rascals Lesbian & gay parenting group 541-344-5847
Rainbow Women Dinner Group Lesbian social group? 541-683-2793
Spin Cycle Squares Gay/lesbian/bisexual square dancing 541-746-4192
Talkie Walkies Gay/lesbian social group www.queereugene.com/community/local
The Lesbian Connection Social venue for lesbians www.queereugene.com/community/local 541-683-2793
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Health

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
American Cancer Society Support for people battling cancer cancer.org 541-434-3114
Chubby Mommy Running Club Running www.meetup.com/Chubby-Mommy-Running-Club
Eugene Hearing and Speech Center Provide speech, language and hearing services www.eugenehearingspeech.org 541-485-8521
Eugene Veggies Promote vegetarian diet www.meetup.com/EugeneVeggies
Health Care for All Oregon Promote universal health care hcao-eugene.org 541-342-4795
Hearing Loss Association of Oregon Education about hearing loss www.hearinglossor.org/oregonchapters.htm 541-689-7242
Help and Hope Now Help people in medical marijuana program www.meetup.com/Help-and-Hope-Now
HIV Alliance Prevention, advocacy and outreach for HIV/AIDS www.hivalliance.org 541-342-5088
ICAN of Eugene Cesarean awareness. Prevention, recovery, advocacy www.icanofeugene.weebly.com 541-554-5879
La Leche League Promote breast-feeding www.lllusa.org/web/EugeneOR.html 541-744-6055
Lane Blood Center (formerly, Lane Memorial Blood Bank) Volunteer blood donation to support hospital patients www.laneblood.org 541-484-9111
Lane Community College Medical Marijuana OMMP Patients Club Support those in medical marijuana program www.meetup.com/LCC-OMMP
Neuro-Linguistic Programming Neuro-Linguistic Programming www.meetup.com/NLP-Eugene
Occupy Medical Free medical/dental clinic occupy-medical.org 541-915-6704
Oregon Medical Marijuana Growers and Patients Association Help medical marijuana patients (website)
PeaceHealth Medical services (website)
Planned Parenthood Sexual and reproductive health care www.plannedparenthood.org/ppsworegon 541-344-9411
SCREEN Program Breast and cervical health awareness www.samhealth.org/SCREEN 541-768-5470
Transformation Arts Tai Chi and Qigong Health and Wellness Classes for all ages www.transformationarts.org/ 541-708-1163
Volunteers in Medicine Provide medical care for low-income people www.vim-clinic.org 541-686-3797
Women's Health & Beauty Secrets Chinese health secrets www.meetup.com/Womens-Health-Beauty-Secrets
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Human Rights

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Amigos Multicultural Service Center Advocacy for human rights of Latino immigrants www.amigosmsc.org 541-746-6022
Eugene Human Rights City Project Promote human rights in Eugene www.humanrightscity.com
MindFreedom Ensure human rights in the mental health system www.mindfreedom.org 541-345-9106
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Promote the welfare of colored people www.naacplanecounty.org 541-484-1119
Right to Life Work to end abortion www.ortl.org 541-461-7725
Springfield Alliance for Equality & Respect Human rights, equity, inclusion in schools & community calclane.org/1programs/safer.html 541-485-1755
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Human Services

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
1st Way of Eugene Provide support to pregnant women 1st-way.org 541-687-8651
Alvord-Taylor Independent Living Services Assisting people with developmental disabilities www.alvordtaylor.com 541-736-3444
Assistance League of Eugene Raise money and help families in need eugene.assistanceleague.org 541-485-3721
Autism Society Of Oregon Lane County Assists and manages the autism community www.asolanecounty.org 541-633-8293
Catholic Community Services of Lane County Provide services to those in need www.ccslc.org 541-345-3628
City of Refuge International Humanitarian efforts and crisis relief in Congo www.cityofrefugeinternational.org 541-501-2850
Department of Human Services Volunteer Services Help people meet various basic needs www.oregon.gov/DHS/volunteer/index.shtml 541-684-2576
Direction Service Helping people with special needs www.directionservice.org 541-686-5060
Eugene Mission Gospel rescue mission; provide food and shelter www.eugenemission.org 541-344-3251
Friends in Service to Humanity Provide emergency food, clothing, utility and prescription assistance 541-689-9750
Goodwill Industries Serve individuals with barriers to employment www.goodwill-oregon.org 541-345-1801
KindTree - Autism Rocks Serving and celebrating people with autism www.kindtree.org 541-521-7208
Lane County Catholic Worker Crisis housing for mothers members.efn.org/~lccatholicworker
Lane Independent Living Alliance (LILA) Independent living skills for people with disabilities www.lilaoregon.org 541-607-7020
Laurel Hill Center Serve adults with mental illnesses www.laurel.org 541-485-6340
Long-Term Care Ombudsman Improve life for those in nursing homes www.oregon.gov/LTCO 541-345-2846
Looking Glass Youth and Family Services Help at-risk youth and their families www.lookingglass.us 541-686-2688
Meals on Wheels Provide meals to needy www.laneseniormeals.org 541-682-4038
Mid Lane Community Partnerships Help basic needs of food, fuel, utilities and prescriptions www.midlanecares.org 541-935-0948
Oregon Supported Living Program Provide support to adults with developmental disabilities www.oslp.org 541-343-4196
Senior and Disabled Services Volunteer to help seniors and disabled eccares@uoregon.edu 541-682-4038
Senior Health Information Benefits Assistance Counsel Medicaire recipients www.oregonshiba.org 541-736-4403
Shelter Care Serve homeless and adults with mental illness or brain injury www.sheltercare.org 541-686-1262
Sponsors, Inc. Transitional housing and employment for those released from prison www.sponsorsinc.org 541-485-8341
St. Vincent de Paul Homeless and emergency services; jobs and training www.svdp.us 541-687-5820
Supporting Access to Independent Living Provide suitable housing to developmentally disabled www.sailhousing.org
The Arc of Lane County Help people with developmental disabilities www.arclane.org 541-343-5256
Victim Services (Lane County) Serve Lane County crime victims (website) 541-682-4523
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Libraries

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Eugene Public Library Volunteers Support library staff and assist the public www.eugene-or.gov/library 541-682-5450
Friends of the Eugene Public Library Support the local library www.friendseugenelibrary.org 541-484-1452
Lane Library League Improve & expand library service in Lane County www.lanelibrary.org 541-344-9347
River Road-Santa Clara Volunteer Library Library services to River Road/Santa Clara www.rrscvollib.org 541-607-1882
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Miscellaneous

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Birth to Three Parenting education and support www.birthto3.org 541-484-5316
City Club of Eugene Discuss matters of interest to community www.cityclubofeugene.org
CodeChops Coworking space www.meetup.com/CodeChops
Courthouse/Front Entrance Volunteers (Lane County) Guide folks through the Lane County Courthouse (website) 541-682-4203
Emerald Empire Hempfest Educate on cannabis issues www.emeraldempirehempfest.com 541-517-0957
Eugene Book and Social Club Read books www.meetup.com/The-Eugene-Book-and-Social-Club
Eugene Cannabis TV Educating of cannabis issues www.eugenecannabistv.org 541-517-0957
Eugene Rainbow Family ??? www.eugenerainbow.org
HomeMom's Heart Provide help to full-time mothers homemomsheart.org
Industrial Workers of the World Promote workers' rights www.iww.org 541-895-4487
KLCC Radio station www.klcc.org/page.asp?navid=42 541-463-6003
KRVM Community run radio station www.krvm.org 541-790-6686
MADD Preventing motorists from drinking and driving www.maddeugene.org 541-343-8115
Neighborhood Economic Development Corporation Community development www.nedcocdc.org 541-345-7106
Oregon Country Fair Country fair www.oregoncountryfair.org 541-343-4298
Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication Promote nonviolent communication www.orncc.net
Prout Institute Solution-oriented approach to socioeconomic problems www.proutinstitute.org 541-344-0553
RSVP of Lane County Volunteering by people over 55 541-741-6000
Society for Creative Anachronisms Reenact medieval traditions adiantum.antir.sca.org 541-689-3145
Tax Aide Help elderly and low-income with taxes 541-554-1081
Toastmasters Practice public speaking (website)
Valley Calligraphy Guild Promote and encourage the art of calligraphy valleycalligraphyguild.com 541-895-5862
Volunteers in Policing (City of Eugene) Partner citizens and police in crime prevention (website) 541-682-5355
Westside Writers Group Authors helping and supporting authors westsidewriters.webs.com
Willamette Valley Arms Collectors Association Gun collecting www.wvaca.org 541-689-9829
Willamette Valley NORML Pro Cannabis www.willamettevalleynorml.org 541-517-0957
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Music

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Eugene Symphony Guild Provides volunteers and fund raises for the Eugene Symphony www.eugenesymphonyguild.org 541-687-9487
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Music & Art

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Artists Recovering Through the Twelve Steps Help artists reach creative potential www.artsanonymous.org/#or-eugene
Drums of Peace Drumming in public plaza 541-746-0667
Eugene American Recorder Society Make music with other recorder players www.americanrecorder.org/about/chapcons.htm#OREGON 541-345-5235
Eugene Concert Choir Perform music eugeneconcertchoir.org 541-687-6865
Eugene Glass School Education in glass working www.eugeneglassschool.org/opportunities/volunteer.php 541-342-2959
Eugene International Film Festival Film festival www.eugenefilmfest.org
Eugene Peace Choir Sing for peace, justice and planet www.eugenepeacechoir.com 541-302-6418
Eugene Storefront Art Project Cultivating the Eugene Art Scene www.eugenestorefrontartproject.org 541-998-3288
Eugene Symphony and Chorus Enrich lives through the power of music www.eugenesymphony.org/support/volunteer-opportunities/ 541-687-9487
In Accord Community Choir Perform peace and justice songs inaccordchoir.org 541-342-6881
Lane Arts Council Promote art in Lane County lanearts.org 541-485-2278
Material Exchange Center for Community Arts Recycle materials for art www.materials-exchange.org 541-302-1810
Oregon Bach Festival Music festival oregonbachfestival.com 541-346-5666
Oregon Mozart Players 32-year-old professional chamber orchestra based at Beall Concert Hall www.oregonmozartplayers.org
Rainy Days Blues Society Promote blues music in community and schools www.rainydayblues.org
Soromundi: Lesbian Chorus of Eugene Lesbian choir www.soromundi.org 541-520-0753
Support Hult Center Operations Support the Hult Center operations www.1sho.com
Very Little Theater Theater productions www.thevlt.com 541-342-4795
WOW Hall Educational arts www.wowhall.org/volunteer.html 541-687-2746
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Neighborhood Groups

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Active Bethel Citizens Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Amazon Neighbors Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website) 541-345-3306
Cal Young Neighborhood Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Churchill Area Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Crest Drive Citizens Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Downtown Neighborhood Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website) 541-554-2024
Fairmount Neighbors Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Far West Neighborhood Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Friendly Area Neighbors Advocate for improving livability of neighborhood (website) 541-344-5599
Goodpasture Island Neighbors Monitor the livability of the neighborhood (website) 541-683-5083
Harlow Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Jefferson Westside Neighbors Build community and improve neighborhood livability jwneugene.org
Laurel Hill Valley Citizens Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood www.efn.org/~LHVC 541-465-9079
Northeast Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
River Road Community Organization Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood riverroadco.org
Santa Clara Community Organization Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood www.santaclaracommunity.org 541-688-1406
Santa Clara-River Road Outreach and Learning Project Develop knowledge that can inform collaborative decisions www.scrrol.org
South University Neighborhood Association Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
Southeast Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website) 541-345-7421
Trainsong Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
West Eugene Community Organization Look after interests of community members (website) 541-484-4422
West University Neighbors Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website) 541-485-4600
Whiteaker Community Council Make decisions that affect the livability of the neighborhood (website)
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Peace

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Beyond War Building a world beyond war www.beyondwar.org/chapter/beyond-war-central-lane-county 541-517-3601
CodePINK Women opposing wars www.codepink4peace.org
Eugene City of Peace Stretch the public definition of peace eugenepeaceteam.org 541-520-6621
Eugene Middle East Peace Group Discussion and eduction on Middle East issues www.mideastpeace.net/emepg
Justice Not War Coalition Global peace www.justicenotwarcoalition.org
Lane County Veterans for Peace, Ch. 159 Veterans and allies exposing the true cost of war and militarism scorteville2@gmail.com 541-510-1550
Million Mom March March against gun violence www.bradycampaign.org/chapters/OR
Neighborhoods for Peace nfp@efn.org 541-344-9343
Oregon WAND Redirect pentagon spending to human/environmental needs www.oregonwand.org 541-683-1350
Peace Vigils Wednesday and Saturday afternoon peace demonstrations 541-342-2914
Practicing Being Peace Silent walking and sitting meditation 541-556-2769
Springfield Peace Action Network ??? elaine4sj@efn.org
Taxes for Peace Not War Tax resistance www.nwtrcc.org
The Peace Alliance Civic engagement toward a culture of peace www.thepeacealliance.org/organize/contact_org.php?cd_id=332
Women in Black Standing for Peace; a silent vigil www.scn.org/womeninblack 541-343-0063
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Political

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Advisory Committees (Lane County) Advise Board of Commissioners on issues (website) 541-682-4203
DeFazio for Congress Political campaign www.defazioforcongress.org 541-485-1622
Democratic Party of Lane County Political party www.dplc.org 541-484-5099
Healthy Democracy Fund Enhancing the public's voice in democracy healthydemocracyfund.org 541-302-8169
Lane County Republicans Political party lanegop.org 541-342-4166
League of Women Voters Research issues; adopt position statements lwvlc.org 541-343-7917
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Political action to protect the environment www.olcv.org/chapter/lane 541-968-8269
Pacific Green Party of Lane County Political party (website) 541-684-3927
Ron Paul 2012 Eugene Promote Ron Paul's candidacy www.meetup.com/RonPaul-President-2012
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Recreation

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Altair Outdoor recreation and social events altairsports.org
Central Oregon Backpackers Backpacking www.meetup.com/Central-Oregon-Backpackers
Dancing All Around Town Dancing www.meetup.com/Dancingallaroundtown
Desciples of Dirt Mountain biking club www.disciplesofdirt.org
Destination Riders Motorcycle club team-oregon.org/resources/clubs
ELLA Swing Dance Club Organize swing dances eugenelindy.com
Eugene Adult Flag Football Plus Play football www.meetup.com/Eugene-Adult-Flag-Football-Plus
Eugene Astronomical Society Observe the sky and learn about the universe www.eugeneastro.org 541-688-7330
Eugene Disc Golf Club Promote frisbee golf eugenediscgolf.com
Eugene Fencers Club Modern sport fencing for everyone! eugenefencersclub.org 541-688-6574
Eugene Folklore Society Sponsor contradances eugenefolklore.org 541-485-2128
Eugene Hiking & Camping Meetup Group Hiking and camping www.meetup.com/camping-162
Eugene Marathon Organize annual marathon in Eugene www.eugenemarathon.com/volunteer 541-345-2230
Eugene Salseros Dance Club Salsa dancing www.meetup.com/Salseros
Experimental Aviation Association Build and fly experimental aircraft 1457.eaachapter.org 541-995-6598
Greater Eugene Area Riders Cycling Club Bike rides, classes and advocacy eugenegears.org 541-933-5542
McKenzie Flyfishers Fly fishing www.mckenzieflyfishers.org
Obsidians Hiking and outdoor recreation www.obsidians.org
Pair of Dice Paradise Hosting board game and card game events www.meetup.com/Pair-of-Dice-Paradise/
Recreation Services (City of Eugene) Create and maintain recreational activities (website)
Special Olympics Sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities www.soor.org/Sub-Page.aspx?Name=Eugene-Springfield&PID=96 541-431-3245
Top Dead Center Scooter Club Restoration and riding of vintage scooters www.topdeadcentersc.com
Walk 'n Talkers Morning walk and coffee 541-682-5318
Walk With Us Weekly morning walking group 541-682-5521
Willamette Alpine Racing Program Ski racing www.warpracing.org 541-357-9277
Willamette Valley Outdoors Outdoor recreational activities www.meetup.com/Willamette-Valley-Outdoors
YMCA Provide recreational facility www.eugeneymca.org 541-686-9622
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Social

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
CFI Skeptics of Eugene Conversation and friendship with nontheists www.meetup.com/cities/us/or/eugene
Eugene British Expatriates Social with other Brits www.meetup.com/Eugene-British-Expatriates
Eugene Knitting and Conversation Knitting and conversation www.meetup.com/The-Eugene-Knitting-and-Conversation
Eugene Moms Meetup Group Meet with other mothers www.meetup.com/The-Eugene-Moms-Group
Parents Without Partners Meet with other single parents www.meetup.com/pwpeugene
Singles meetup group Social activities for single people www.meetup.com/catz-group
The Eugene Girls Night Out Group Women's club www.meetup.com/The-Eugene-Girls-Night-Out-Group
Women's Social Group in Their 40's and Beyond Socialize www.meetup.com/Womens-Social-Group-40s-and-beyond
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Social Justice

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
American Association of University Women Advance equity for women and girls www.eugene-laneaauw.org/aauw/index.html
American Civil Liberties Union Civil rights activism aclu-or.org/lanecounty 541-345-6162
Civil Liberties Defense Center Defending and upholding civil liberties cldc.org 541-687-9180
Community Alliance of Lane County Working for peace, dignity and justice www.calclane.org 541-485-1755
Latin America Solidarity Committee Latin American peace and justice members.efn.org/~ciscap 541-485-8633
Occupy Eugene Nonviolent movement for accountability in government occupyeugenemedia.org
We the People-Eugene Challenge corporate influence www.wethepeopleeugene.org 541-255-2946
Zonta Club of Eugene Advancing the status of women worldwide www.zontaofeugene.com
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Social Services

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
America Helping Heros Help returning troops reintegrate www.americahelpingheroes.org 877-424-4376
Community Mediation Services Resolve disputes www.communitymediationservices.com 541-344-5366
Dining for Women Learn about and donate to women's or girls' projects diningforwomen.org
Eugene Active 20-30 Club 20-40 year olds help children with special needs www.eugene2030.org 541-341-6200
India Partners Alleviating poverty and injustice in India www.indiapartners.org 541-683-0696
OASIS Provide services for people over 50 www.oasisnet.org/Cities/West/EugeneOR.aspx 541-687-9178
Pearl Buck Center Help developmentally disabled people www.pearlbuckcenter.com 541-484-4666
South Lane Mental Health Help those with mental health problems www.slmh.org 541-942-3939
Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity Build affordable houses with low income families www.sehabitat.org 541-741-1707
Women'sGift Provide support to women and children at risk womensgifteugene.org 541-343-1036
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Spiritual & Religious

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Center for Sacred Sciences Explore universal truth www.centerforsacredsciences.org 541-345-0102
Church Women United of Lane County Finding unity in diversity and working for peace and justice www.cwulanecounty.org
Eugene Open Heart Meditation and Reiki Tummo Meditation www.meetup.com/Eugene-Open-Heart-Meditation-and-Reiki-Tummo
Interfaith Prayer Service International Bring together different faith communities interfaithprayer.org
Lane County Christian Volunteers Christian-based volunteering www.meetup.com/Lane-County-Christian-Volunteers
Lane County Youth for Christ Promote Christianity among youth lanecounty.yfc.net 541-686-9225
SpiritPathNow Online calendar of spiritually progressive events in Eugene and beyond. http://www.spirit-path-now.com/events
Willamette Earth Based Spirituality Alternative spiritual paths www.meetup.com/Willamette-Earth-Based-Spirituality
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Support

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Support Group Support people with Lou Gehrig's disease http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583 541-682-5311
Al-Anon/Alateen Support people battling alcohol addiction alanon.lane.or.us/newsite 541-343-1104
Alzheimer's Association Support for those caring for Alzheimers's patients www.alz.org/oregon/in_my_community_20728.asp#Lane 541-345-8392
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Suicide bereavement group (website) 541-747-2087
Autism Society Oregon Classes and support groups for autistic and their families www.oregonautism.com/index.php?fuseaction=groups.region7 541-689-2228
Brain Injury Group Support for victims of brain injury biaoregon.org/supportgrp.htm 541-998-3951
Caregiver support group Support people caring for aged and disabled (website) 541-726-4484
Caregiving support group (United Church of Christ) Support group for care givers www.fcceugene.org/support_groups.html 541-345-2122
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants Support the incarcerated, their families and friends www.oregoncure.org/support.php 541-935-1182
Codependents Anonymous Support people with codependence issues coda.org/ajax_control.php?action=load_translation&language=1
Community Rehabilitation Service Of Oregon Support for survivors/families of mild to moderate brain injuries www.communityrehab.org/support.htm 541-342-1980
Debtors Anonymous Recovy from compulsive debting (website)
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Support for people with bipolar disorder (website) 541-344-4341
Diabetes Support & Information Group Support people with diabetes (website) 541-682-5318
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous Support family members and friends of persons experiencing dual diagnosis www.ddaoforegon.com/meeting.htm
Eating Disorders Anonymous Support people dealing with eating disorders www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org/meetings.html#OR
Emerald Valley Intergroup Help people with drinking problems www.eviaa.org 541-342-4113
Emerald Valley Low Vision Support Group Support for the seeing-impaired www.macular.org/sgroups/orsg.html 541-345-9668
Eugene Stroke Support Group Support stroke victims and family members http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583 541-682-5311
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group Support for people in chronic pain www.lanecountyfmsgroup.blogspot.com
Food Addicts Anonymous Support people battling overeating www.foodaddictsanonymous.org/face-face-person-meetings
Gamblers Anonymous Support people battling gambling addiction www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gluten Intolerance Group Support persons with gluten intolerances gig-eugene.org 541-343-0459
Grief Support Group Provide grief support to anyone that has encountered loss www.4signatureservices.com 541-689-3508
Hearing Loss of Lane County Support people with hearing loss http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583 541-682-5311
Lane County CFIDS/FM Support Group Fibromyalgia support group fmaware.org/Clubsef1a.html?club_id=3150&pg=main
Lane County Senior Network Support groups for senior citizens (website)
Living Well With MS Support for MS patients www.msfocus.org/support-groups.aspx?state=OR 541-686-3575
Marijuana Anonymous Support people battling marijuana addiction www.marijuana-anonymous.org/meetor.shtml
Memory Loss Support Group Support for early-stage memory loss (website) 541-726-4484
Mothers of Preschoolers Nurture mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten www1.mops.org/web/web_group_search.php 541-726-8449
NAMI Oregon Schizophrenia care givers support group (website) 541-343-7688
Narcotics Anonymous Support people battling narcotics addiction www.drugstrategies.org/NA-Meetings/Oregon
Nicotine Anonymous Support people battling tobacco addiction (website)
OCD Foundation Support people with obsessive-compulsive disorder www.ocfoundation.org/find_a_support_group.aspx
Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Support Group Support people with osteoporosis/osteopenia (website) 541-345-9224
Overeaters Anonymous Support people battling overeating www.oa.org/membersgroups/find-a-meeting
Parkinson's Support Group Support people with Parkinsons Disease http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583 541-741-1688
Recovery International Gain skills to lead more peaceful and productive lives www.recoveryinternational.org/meetings/meetings-per-city.asp 541-461-5495
Support for Independent Living with Visual Impairment Support people with visual impairments http://www.eugene-or.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/583 541-682-5311
WellMama Support for anxiety and depression during or after pregnancy www.wellmamaoregon.com/?page_id=17 800-896-0410
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Technology/Computers

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Eugene PC Users Group Computer/internet support group epcug.net
Eugene PHP PHP web development www.meetup.com/Eugene-PHP
NextStep Recycling Electronics recycling, jobs training, technology grants nextsteprecycling.org 541-686-2366
Oregon Public Networking ??? www.opn.org 541-341-4928
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Transportation

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
Airport Navigators (City of Eugene) Improve the Eugene airport (website) 541-682-5430
Bikeland Coalition Promote cycling for transportation and recreation www.bikelanecoalition.org 541-543-5986
Center for Appropriate Transport Manufacture and promote sustainable transportation modes www.catoregon.org 541-344-1197
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Youth

Name of Group Primary Activity Website (or email) Phone
A Family for Every Child Find permanent homes for foster children www.afamilyforeverychild.org 541-343-2856
Big Brothers, Big Sisters Mentor children www.bbbslane.org 541-344-0833
Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley Child development bgcev.net 541-345-9939
Camp Fire USA Youth development www.wilanicouncil.org 541-342-6338
Courageous Kids Support youth dealing with death of loved one courageouskidsoregon.org 541-242-8693
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Help abused children www.casa-lane.org 541-984-3132
Early Childhood Cares Early intervention and special education for preschoolers earlychildhoodcares.uoregon.edu 541-346-3492
Emerald Kidsports Children's sports www.kidsports.org 541-683-2374
Eugene Young Life Christian adult mentors sharing the Gospel with teens sites.younglife.org/sites/eugene/default.aspx 541-342-7513
Girl Scouts of Oregon and SW Washington Helping girls build courage, confidence and character www.girlscoutsosw.org 541-485-5911
Hosea Youth Services Provide food and shelter to homeless youth www.hoseayouth.org 541-344-5583
Kids'FIRST Advocates for abused children www.lanecounty.org/Departments/DA/KidsFirst/Pages 541-682-3938
Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth Educate about childhood obesity and related diseases lchay.org 541-682-4306
Ophelia's Place Help girls 10-18 years old www.opheliasplace.net 541-284-4333
Oregon Student Access Commission Assist students persuing college education www.oregonstudentaid.gov 541-687-7352
Oregon Trail Council (Boy Scouts) Boys' personal development www.otcbsa.org 541-485-4433
Relief Nursery Child abuse and neglect prevention agency www.reliefnursery.org 541-343-9706
School Garden Project Help schools create and sustain gardens schoolgardenproject.org 541-284-1001
Start Making A Reader Today (SMART) Provide literacy support to K-3 children www.getsmartoregon.org 541-726-3302
Territorial Sports Program Provide recreation for youth? territorialsportsprogram.com 541-935-4943
Tiny Tots Indoor Playground Indoor playground co-op tinytotscoop.org
Youth Services (Lane County) Help juveniles who have had trouble with the law (website) 541-682-4700
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