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The Willamette Valley Chapter is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The Chapter’s officers, the training coordinator, judges, gunners, bird planters, etc., are all volunteers who offer their time and knowledge to help train versatile dog owners in developing their dog’s hunting abilities. Nothing we do can take place without the help of our members and volunteers. We encourage all chapter members to volunteer in some capacity at any training or test events to help our Chapter run successfully.

No experience is necessary. If you want to volunteer, please contact Howard at (541) 752-2098.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering not only helps the chapter, it also gives you the opportunity to learn along the way. You will meet other experienced chapter members and by watching dogs in the field you can pick up valuable observations about dog behavior and tips on handling skills. You will create friendships with fellow members that could lead to training partnerships for years to come. If you come to our tests, you will hear the judges read the scores and hopefully have a better understand of NAVHDA judging criteria. 

Volunteering for a Training day

Bird Planting – Training days are a great way to learn how to plant birds successfully for your own individual training sessions and get experience for planting during tests.

Volunteering for a Test

Areas where we can always use help during tests:


Check In Table

Food Prep

Providing Snacks and Drinks to the Judges throughout the day (‘Judge Host’)

Bird Planters – Although we can train on the day of the test, we prefer planters already have some experience from training days.

Bird Care

General clean up


We would like to thank the Judges, participants and all our members who have volunteered at past events. Without your help these chapter events would not be possible.

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