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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
Volunteers to Work for Chicago Gateway Green 
Chicago Gateway Green 
7 hrs  both 21 
Tour Guides 
Wildlife Discovery Center at Elawa Farm 
6 hrs  both 18 
Community Outreach Volunteer 
College of DuPage Natural Areas 
5 hrs  in 18 
Ecological Restoration Volunteer 
College of DuPage Natural Areas 
5 hrs  out 14 
Plant Monitoring/Botany Assistant Volunteer 
College of DuPage Natural Areas 
5 hrs  both 18 
VISTA 
Resilience AmeriCorps 
40 hrs  both 21 
Aquarium Interpreter 
John G. Shedd Aquarium 
4.5 hrs  in 12 
Animal-Handling Volunteers 
Fox Valley Wildlife Center 
4 hrs  both 12 
Bridgehouse Museum Volunteer 
Friends of the Chicago River 
4 hrs  both 21 
Education Volunteers 
Fox Valley Wildlife Center 
4 hrs  both 12 


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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