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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
ZooMonitor Volunteer 
Lincoln Park Zoo 
   both 18 
Zoo Ambassador 
Lincoln Park Zoo 
   both 18 
Youth Volunteers (ages 12-17) 
Elgin Public Museum of Natural History and Anthropology 
   both 12 
Workday Volunteer 
Forest Preserve District of Kane County 
3 hrs  in 18 
Workday Volunteer 
Conserve Lake County 
   both 14 
Wildlife Resource Center 
McHenry County Conservation District 
   in 18 
Wildflower Garden Volunteer 
Emily Oaks Nature Center 
   out 16 
Welcome Desk Volunteer 
Lake Katherine Nature Center & Botanic Gardens 
   in 15 
Weekend Naturalists at Volo Bog 
Volo Bog State Natural Area 
   both 18 
Weekend Docents at Volo Bog 
Volo Bog State Natural Area 
   in 18 


Categories
Counties
Administrative/Office
Art/Photography
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Education
Environmental Advocacy
Gardening/Farming
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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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