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Lake County Forest Preserves | Preservation, Restoration, Education and Recreation

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All Volunteer Positions

Conservation and Restoration

Volunteer Position Location Special Requirements
Wildlife Monitor Various Preserves Background check required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Works on uneven terrain.
Restoration Workdays Various Preserves
(April–October)
Safety equipment use required.
River Steward Des Plaines River Must be at least 18 years of age. One season commitment required. Canoe experience desired.
Gardener Bonner Farm
Ryerson Woods
Independence Grove
Must be at least 10 years of age. Adult accompanied children allowed.
Seed Nursery Rollins Savanna Adult accompanied children allowed.

Education Services

Volunteer Position Location Special Requirements
Rookery Guide Almond Marsh Background check required. One shift a month April–June.
Docent

Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home
Lake County Discovery Museum

Background check required. Must be 21 years old.
Nature Education Various Preserves Background check required. Must be 18 years old.
Paddle Sports Various Preserves
(April–October)
Background check required. Must be 18 years old. One season commitment required. 

Museum and Cultural Resources

Volunteer Position Location Special Requirements
Visitor Services Lake County Discovery Museum Background check required. Must be 21 years old. 
Collections and Archives Lake County Discovery Museum None.
Docent

Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home
Lake County Discovery Museum

Background check required. Must be 21 years old.
Event Aide Various Locations None.

Special Projects and Events

Volunteer Position Location Special Requirements
Event Aide Various Locations None.
Ranger Cadets Various Preserves Open to youth ages 14–21 years of age.

Group volunteer opportunities »

For questions, call our General Offices at 847-367-6640 and ask to speak with a volunteer coordinator.

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