We believe that the engagement of volunteer community groups is crucial to the mission of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. As the environmental activist and visionary, Aldo Leopold, said so well: "When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."
This opportunity is for groups who want to schedule an Ecological Stewardship workday in the Forest Preserves.
Unlimited Positions available!
Cook County IL
eCoordinator description of location
Contact person for opportunity
Volunteer Program Coordinator Joe Swano
Requirements & Documents
Join us to help restore the Preserves back to health. Trained leaders will show you how to identify plants that don't belong and demonstrate how to safely use hand tools to remove them.
- Tools, gloves, onsite training, supervision provided; dress for the weather
- Year round workdays available; scheduling is limited due to required supervision
- Ages: high school thru adult; younger with parent/guardian
- Group size may be limited; chaperone ratio 1:10 required
- Need a bus? If transportation to a site is a limiting factor for your group, we have bus transportation funds available on a grant/award basis.
To find already scheduled workdays, go to: www.fpdcc.com/VS and search by date or zip code. Each workday lists the contact info for the local volunteer group.
YOU MUST HAVE A GROUP ONLINE PROFILE TO SIGN UP.