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Description

Do you love the Forest Preserves so much that you just want to tell everyone about them? Become a Nature Ambassador Outreach Volunteer and represent the Forest Preserves at community events and internal Forest Preserve events. Convey information about Forest Preserves programs and opportunities by handing out informational materials, answering basic questions and signing people up for the Forest Way newsletter. Training will be provided.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

Unlimited Positions available!


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
* Ability to pick up outreach supplies
* Be 18 years or older
* Criminal background check required

Required Training
* Attend at least 3 different Forest Preserves offerings (i.e. nature center visit, stewardship workday, special event)
* Attend the Outreach Volunteer Training
* Work with FPCC staff at tabling events until ready to table on own

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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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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 seasons are turning so you know it's almost time for Fall Fest! Friendly volunteers are needed to greet visitors on event day, help with activity stations, lead arts and craft and more.


Experience a full day of festivities by supporting our 9am-4pm shift.


Schedule

Dates: 15 Sep 2022 - 3 Feb 2023

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Location
3120 N. Milwaukee
Northbrook IL, 60062

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Secondary contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator Joe Swano
joe.swano@cookcountyil.gov


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Requirements

- Assist Nature Center staff in leading crafts for children, greeting visitors, storytelling and more
- Assignments will be given the day of the event and will vary based on interest, experience and skill
- Volunteers under age 18 must bring a signed Waiver the day of the event. See the attachment called "Volunteer Waiver"
- Parking is limited on-site. Additional parking is available a short walk from Lake Avenue Woods and Allison Woods picnic groves
- Continental breakfast and lunch provided for volunteers
- Dress for the weather - volunteers will be both inside and outside
- Online registration and criminal background check required



Description

Sagawau Environmental Learning Center is home to some of the most unique geological features and habitats in the forest preserves. Enjoy the fresh air and put your muscles to work as you help restore the ecosystems in this biologically diverse site. Tools and safety equipment provided.

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a legal parent/guardian or attend with a chaperoned organized youth group (school, scouts, church). Volunteers under age 18 must have their volunteer waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.


Schedule

Ongoing Opportunity

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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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All individuals should consider their level of risk for the COVID-19 virus prior to engaging in any volunteer service.

Review the Forest Preserve's COVID-19 page each day before volunteering for important updates and safety precautions.

DO NOT attempt to volunteer if in the last 14 days you:
1. have any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control
2. have traveled to any foreign country or states with a high incidence of COVID-19 infections

Staff and volunteer leaders will implement protocols to ensure physical distancing, glove and mask usage, and tool sanitizing.

Wear all essential personal protection equipment (PPE) including a face mask.
Always keep a minimum distance of six feet from other volunteers.

*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

Groups of 10 or more, please contact us first.

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