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Description

Engage event visitors and get them excited about what the Forest Preserves offer. Help lead a nature-themed activity or craft, welcome visitors, and share your love and knowledge of the Forest Preserves.


Schedule

Dates: 21 May 2019 - 1 Jan 2020

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Location
3 Stover Road
Barrington Hills IL, 60010


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Karen Holmes
Karen.holmes@cookcountyil.gov
(847) 381-6592

Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

- There is 1 shift available 11:30am to 4pm (lunch provided)
- Assist staff with set-up/take down of the event
- Assist staff with a craft or activity station
- Share your love of nature and the Forest Preserves with the public
- Volunteers must apply online
- After you apply, a staff member will contact you to discuss your role at the event
- This role is not suitable for court-appointed community service
- Criminal background check required



Description

The Forest Preserves of Cook County offers many educational opportunities. Classes are taught by district employees and most offer the opportunity to earn certified arborist CEUs.

June: Removing Invaders to Promote Healthy Hedges


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

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Lindsay Ivanyi
lindsay.ivanyi@cookcountyil.gov



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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 2020

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Location

Cook County IL


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Community Engagement Specialist
Credell Walls
Credell.walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

Secondary contact

Community Outreach Coordinator
Nina Baki

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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


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Community Engagement Specialist
Credell Walls
credell.walls@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 386-4042

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

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


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity


Laura Brown
Laura.Brown@cookcountyil.gov
(630) 257-2045

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


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Adam Kessel
adam.kessel@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 366-6530

Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov

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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.



Description

Come out and jam! An interest in bluegrass music is a bonus but not required. Use your ability to play an instrument to inspire children to explore the arts and nature.

Youth will have an opportunity to create a simple instrument out of repurposed invasive species and join the jam. You do not need to be an expert to be a part of the jam. The goal is to have fun and learn from other players by improvising with the group.


Schedule

Dates: 21 Oct 2016 - 1 Feb 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location
738 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest IL, 60305


Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Naturalist
Adam Kessel
adam.kessel@cookcountyil.gov
(708) 366-6530

Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joanna Huyck
joanna.huyck@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

Must have the ability (you do not have to be an expert) to play an acoustic instrument.

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



Description

Grab your rod and reel and help provide a meaningful and enjoyable fishing experience for our local youth by becoming a Youth Fishing Guide. Working alongside the Forest Preserves of Cook County and Chicago Park District staff, you will assist youth ages 5-16, some for the first time, with education elements such as:
* Angler ethics
* Basic baiting, casting, and catching techniques
* Fish identification
* Troubleshooting rod and reel repairs
* Water safety
* And more


Schedule

Dates: 2 Apr 2018 - 1 Feb 2020

Unlimited Positions available!


Location

Contact Info

Contact person for opportunity

Program Specialist
Jessica Becker
Jessica.Becker@cookcountyil.gov


Secondary contact

Volunteer Program Coordinator
Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov

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Requirements

* Must be available for one or more of the following events:
- June 8- Beaubien Woods Celebration 11am-3pm
- July 13- Kids' Fest 10am-3pm
- Aug 1 Teen Exploration Day 12pm-4pm

* Valid IL Fishing License
* Ability to communicate effectively with children
* Willingness to teach youth about concepts listed in the
description
* Background Check Required




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