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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
Independence Grove
Must be at least 10 years of age. Adult accompanied children allowed.
Seed Nursery Rollins Savanna Must be at least 10 years of age. Adult accompanied children allowed.

Nature Education

Volunteer Position Location Special Requirements
Rookery Guide Almond Marsh Background check required. One shift a month April 7–July 14.
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. 

Dunn Museum

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

Adlai E. Stevenson II Historic Home
Dunn Museum

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

 

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

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