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Description

Check back here often for upcoming tabling opportunities where you can engage witht he public and share your love of the Forest Preserves.

Volunteers will be working alongside FPCC staff. Event details will be communicated via email.


Schedule

Dates: 20 Oct 2017 - 1 May 2021

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Location

Cook County IL

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Contact Info

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Secondary contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov


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Requirements

* Be comfortable talking with the public at events in the community or Forest Preserves

* Participate in training & regular updates about activities/resources within preserves from FPCC and partners

* Communicate with Community Outreach staff and partners about specific events, schedules, tabling event information bin, and number of people engaged

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Description

Do you enjoy connecting your friends, family and even complete strangers to the Forest Preserves? Make your excellent efforts official and become a Nature Ambassador Supporter. Help spread the word about the resources, programs and the benefits the Forest Preserves has to offer. Guidance will be provided.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Cook County IL

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Secondary contact:
Community Outreach Coordinator Nina Baki
nina.baki@cookcountyil.gov


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Requirements

Serve as a liaison between your group/community and the Forest Preserves by:
* Sharing information about events via email
* Handing out program brochures and other informational materials
* Providing feedback to the FPCC on the experiences of your group/community
* Reporting your engagement efforts on a quarterly basis
* Attending an annual meeting in your area with other ambassadors, FPCC staff and partners to discuss engagement strategies
* Showing the Forest Preserves Documentary to your group

The training for this role is easy, please join us!

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Description

The sweetest day of the year at the Forest Preserves is just around the corner! River Trail Nature Center is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help guests have a wonderful time at the annual Maple Syrup Celebration. Lend your time and talents to welcoming visitors, helping with kids crafts and a variety of other family-friendly activities.


Schedule

Dates: 6 Jan 2020 - 1 May 2020

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Location
3120 N. Milwaukee
Northbrook IL, 60062

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Secondary contact:
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov


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Requirements

*Registration online is required
*Volunteers ages 17 and older will be required to complete a background check before they are cleared to volunteer.
*Assist Nature Center staff in leading crafts for children, greeting visitors and more
*Staff from River Trail Nature Center will lead an orientation on event day at 10am. During this time, you will be provided with an information packet and overview of your assignment.



Description

Help restore our natural areas. Activities may include cutting brush, pulling weeds or collecting seeds, depending on the season. Learn about your local environment from dedicated staff while helping the Forest Preserves. Tools, gloves and training are provided.

* Licensed herbicders and certified chainsawyers are needed to support the workdays, see the schedule for more information.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!

Frequency:

Sunday: Mornings, Sunday: Afternoons, Monday: Mornings, Monday: Afternoons, Tuesday: Mornings, Tuesday: Afternoons, Wednesday: Mornings, Wednesday: Afternoons, Thursday: Mornings, Thursday: Afternoons, Friday: Mornings, Friday: Afternoons, Saturday: Mornings, Saturday: Afternoons, Season: Spring, Season: Summer, Season: Fall, Season: Winter
Location
Sagawau Environmental Learning Center 12545 111th St
Lemont IL, 60439

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Secondary contact:
Michael Konrath
michael.konrath@cookcountyil.gov


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Requirements

*Participants should be able to be outdoors for 2-3 hours and walk on uneven terrain
*All tools and onsite training will be provided
*Please arrive a few minutes before the workday begins
*Dress to be outdoors and to get dirty. Layers, long pants and long socks are recommended
*Wear non-synthetic clothes, like cotton or wool. Weather permitting, there will be a brush pile fire and hot embers can make holes in clothes
*Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required
*Remember your sun protection, a hat or bandana and sunglasses are recommended
*Bring a water bottle and a snack to have during break time

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Description

Help kids discover their inner musician at our Bluegrass Jams programs. You will be leading the discussion and creation of a simple musical instrument using repurposed invasive species.

When you arrive a naturalist will walk you through the activity. You will teach youth about invasive species in the Forest Preserves and how to play the instrument.


Schedule

Dates: 21 Oct 2016 - 1 Jan 2021

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305

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Contact Info

Contact person


Secondary contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov


Website:
www.fpdcc.com


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Requirements

* The ability to communicate effectively with children
* Willingness to teach about concepts including invasive species, repurposing, and basic rhythmic patterns
* Background check required

Bluegrass Jams take place on the 2nd Sunday of every month from 1-3pm.




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