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Volunteer Opportunities

Connecting You to Environmental Volunteer Opportunities!

Ready to start making a difference? Use CEN's easily navigated database to expand your potential. Browse through the list of opportunities below, or use the search form at the bottom of the page.

One-day volunteer opportunities can also be found on the Events Calendar.

Volunteer Opportunity/
Organization
Weekly
Commitment
Indoor/
Outdoor/ Both
Minimum
Age
Illinois RiverWatch Network 
National Great Rivers Research and Education Center 
   both 18 
Prairie People Volunteer 
Forest Preserve District of Will County 
   both 16 
McDonald Farm Restoration Volunteer 
Conservation Foundation (The) 
   both 18 
Anti-Cruelty Youth Volunteer Opportunities 
Anti-Cruelty Society (The) 
   both 10 
VISTA 
Resilience AmeriCorps 
40 hrs  both 21 
Field Trip Guide 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   both 15 
Maintenance/Grounds 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   both 15 
Midewin General Heritage Program Volunteer 
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie 
   both 18 
Organic Farming 
Green Earth Institute 
   both 14 
Dog Walking and Cat Socialization 
Anderson Animal Shelter 
   both 13 


Categories
Counties
Administrative/Office
Art/Photography
Domestic Animal Care
Education
Environmental Advocacy
Gardening/Farming
Guest/Visitor Services
Habitat/Restoration Workday
Handyman/Craftsperson
Parks/Outdoor Recreation
Recycling
Research
Scout/Youth Group
Special Events
Technical/Legal Assistance
Wildlife Rehabilitation
Wildlife/Habitat Monitoring
Other
Boone
Cook
DuPage
Kane
Kendall
Kenosha, WI
Lake, IL
Lake, IN
McHenry
Porter, IN
Will
Other
 


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